One of our favorite winter traditions is the Ice Sculpting Festival in Breckenridge every January. Teams from all over the world come to compete and its always fun to see. Its also an awesome excuse to get up in the mountains for a day.
It’s been a minute since we have done a music post, but this is a good one. The best album release of 2018 in my opinion was Delta by Mumford and Sons. They have been a favorite band of ours for a long time, but the previous release of theirs fell a little bit flat to us. They are back.
Delta is a beautiful heartfelt and emotional journey of an album. It rocks loud at times, complex at times, and simple and quiet at others. It’s the first album to bring me to tears since True Sadness by the Avett Brothers, and it did it a couple of times.
Above is an excellent performance of the title track from their SNL appearance. But you should definitely check out the rest of the album at some point. Its perfect for a long drive or just sitting on your living room floor with the lights off and a drink in your hand.
This year has felt like a whirlwind. You know how they say as you get older life gets faster? Well, kids speed that up exponentially.
A friend of mine asked me recently if we have any new years traditions that we celebrate. I’m from the east Coast and we have a Pennsylvania dutch tradition of sauerkraut, hot-dogs and kielbasa on New years eve or day. We also have a weird made up one since we have been married that we eat Chinese food for lunch and play board games on New Years Day. This year Nathan had to work and we completely forgot about that one.
One last thing that I’ve seen a lot more people doing around New Years that I think is a great way to start the year is to pick a word of intention to represent the coming year. Nathan and I have been doing this for a few years and its always been cool to look back on the year and see where that word was reflected, how God used it in our lives, and how meaningful it was. This year our word is consistency. There seem to be a lot of loose ends in our life right now that we need to tie up in 2019. It is easy at the end of a long day of working full time and raising babies to let everything else fall by the wayside but this year we want to focus on following through and staying consistent. Do you guys have a word for 2019? I’d love to hear them! Hope you had a wonderful New year!