I had a great time relaxing with family for New Year's! Another epic road trip led to central Texas for the weekend to visit my Aunt Madelynn and Uncle Jack and cousins. There was amazing food (steak and fried shrimp!), great conversation and the relaxation that comes with being in the country. Here are some of my glimpses of grace over the weekend...
-There's nothing like a Texas sunset.
-Lee's adorable, cuddly, rambunctious puppy. Adele and Justin brought their dogs too, and so one afternoon consisted of my reading with a dog on either side of me, sharing my recliner.
-Aunt Madelynn with precious Grant, the newest addition to our family. He's so cute in that dreamy, contented baby way.
-Chasing an armadillo to try to get a picture. Pretty fast little guy. Pretty random thing to do. :)
-This is on the ranch my uncle manages. It's a lovely little spot where people can come for picturesque events.
-Streaked cliffs that have Native American paintings on them (which I didn't climb up to see closer, but fully believe are there).
-I loved this amazing little wood-burning stove at my Aunt and Uncle's house. It reminds me of one I once saw in Lesotho and it heats the entire room. I also love Aunt M's meticulous way of lighting it: 30 pages of a phone book, ripped out and balled up individually + a handful of wood chips + a few small logs and later, a larger one = guaranteed warmth.
-Stopping by charming Fredericksburg on the way home and enjoying authentic German food, leisurely shopping (to walk off all that yummy food) and enjoying a gloriously sunny, chilly day.