I’m learning in my few short years as a Texan that fall is a matter of hopes and dreams. It really only makes its first honest appearance right around the time the turkeys are pulled from the shelves. And just … Continue reading
I was working on our fall calendar and realized for the first time in three years, our fall will be void of visitors. Although it is nice to not be over scheduled, I always look forward to hosting and exploring … Continue reading
I’ll never tire of a Texas Spring. The gorgeous gorgeous flowers. Their smells. The splashes of color. The hunt to find the next best patch of bluebonnets. We headed out to McKinney Falls State Park as soon as we got … Continue reading
A four hour drive is all that has separated us from our home and happiness on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks to my parents visit this spring, we were able to tag along with them for a … Continue reading
Springtime in Austin begins in January when the sunshine combined with pleasant temperatures means you better get outside while the going is good! It reeks havoc on my need to nest and spring clean. But who wants to be tied up inside with all this gorgeous weather anyway?! The closets will wait. We got some explorin’ to do!
Being so much closer to all the action has made this spring that much more enjoyable. Adventures are only a bus ride or stroller walk away. Here are a few of our latest adventures in our very own backyard here in Austin.
Bus rides downtown to the MLK parade.
Park exploring near and far.
Stumbling into crazy art Keeping Austin Weird.
South By Southwest adventuring, which mostly means eating.
And right outside our front door, too. Just right for quick adventuring, while waiting for dad to come home.
Until that thermometer reaches 100 and awful degrees, we’ll stay in search of what new adventures Austin has to offer. I don’t believe we will ever tire of this backyard of ours, especially since no lawn mowing is required!
The winter days of sunshine and 70 degree afternoons were just too much for us. When we couldn’t take it any longer we bought the fastest ticket out of town and made a break for better days. Because who wouldn’t … Continue reading
I’m chuckling as I write this as I noticed that the previous post on this blog by Anchorage Mama was a throwback to Halloween in December. So it only seems fitting that I am sharing my Christmas 5 weeks later. … Continue reading
December 11, 2015 – Partly Cloudy, 22°, Sunrise 10:05 a.m., Sunset 3:41 p.m., Total Snowfall 20.9″ I can squeeze in a Halloween post, right? I mean we still have 2 whole weeks until Christmas! This was the first year that J … Continue reading
Best decision we made all year: spend 5 weeks in August relishing a Midwestern summer while missing 5 of the worst weeks of a Texas summer.
So how do you fill up 5 weeks away from home with two children? The short answer is a lot of sunshine, ice cream, and smiles. The long answer is found in a flurry of photos.
A visit to Chicago and falling in love with that city all over again.
A tea party in the garden (oh the things grandpas will do for their grandchildren.)
Going on exploring adventures.
Celebrating the birthday, again.
And lots and lots of everyday fun with family.
Happiness. Not many other words quite capture this trip. Just scrolling through these pictures I feel at peace. Exactly the retreat we needed to get us over the hump of the brutal Texas summer. It has been two months since we returned and we are just now experencing a true fall. But recharging with the amazing beauty of a Midwestern summer, and the endless love from family we don’t see often enough, my tank was filled. Where do I sign up again for next year?