(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 […]

the inner beauty of austin

I visited my sister and her two kids last month in Raleigh, NC and was struck by the beauty of the place.  I lived in North Carolina for 6 years when I was a teen and go back frequently to visit family, so it’s not like I was unfamiliar with the landscape. It’s just when […]

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 […]

Happy Texas!

Posted on Oct 4, 2009 in general austin, kids, outdoors | No Comments

Five years ago this week my husband and I packed up our tiny apartment in San Francisco and pointed the U-haul towards Texas. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long because it feels like we just got here. But on the other hand, Austin feels so right that it’s almost like we’ve been here […]