(Almost) A year in photos

I just realized that I have a kabillion photos on my iPhone.  I guess the last time I purged them was last August. In going through them, I noticed that I keep taking photos to remind myself to write a blog post.  But do I ever?  No.  And then when it’s time to write a […]

April power to the max

I LOVE April. My birthday is at the end of this month (the 29th), and I’ve often felt that this entire month should just be one long celebration. It’s not hard to do, because the weather is fab, there’s tons of Austin activities and people are overall is a much lighter mood now that winter […]

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Posted on Oct 28, 2010 in day trips, festivals, Food | No Comments

You remember how fun Christmas was when you were a kid? But now it’s all filled with horrible lines at the mall, rushing to the airport, hanging out with in-laws and/or shuffling around the kids, over-eating and gasping when you get the credit card? I dread December every year. Well, move over, Christmas, there’s a […]

Camping sans kids!

Posted on Oct 21, 2010 in day trips, outdoors | No Comments

A couple months ago I booked a campsite for one night at Enchanted Rock, a fabulous campground about 2 hours away.  I’ve learned in Texas that you have to book months in advance to get the good campgrounds, and mid-October always seems to be when fall comes to Central Texas (or at least sub-85 degree […]

Awesome weather

Posted on Jan 21, 2010 in day trips, entertainment, kids, outdoors, weather | No Comments

It’s been in the low to mid 70’s all week and GORGEOUS outside. I love this weather. It’s nice in the fall too, but the mosquitoes are still hanging around.  I’m also lucky because I don’t really have allergies, unlike my husband (who just wheezed for good measure). We’ve been putting off hikes all fall […]