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Some Cool Things That Happened Last Week

Some Cool Things That Happened Last Week

The weather has finally taken a turn in Texas. Instead of feeling like you’re walking around in someone’s hot breath all the time, the cool taste of fall is back in the air. I love that feeling. It makes me want to sit on my porch all evening and stretch my arms wide open into the chill and let my body begin again. Some people associate January as a time of fresh starts and new beginnings, but for me that’s…

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Assimilation

Assimilation

One’s sense of home is a funny thing. I’ve written about it a lot on the blog in the past year, whether it was trying to figure out where to live or buying a new house. Though the front of my house still looks like a construction zone, I’m not struggling with “home” as much these days. Partially I wonder if my assimilation into Texan is complete, although I’m sure my native Texan friends would disagree with me. The droning rain…

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Home is Where the ? Is

Home is Where the ? Is

The two questions I heard the most after Tim died were “How are you doing?” and “Are you moving back to North Carolina?” I guess I shouldn’t have gotten annoyed at that second question, but it always rubbed me the wrong way slightly. “They” say not to make any big decisions in the first year (spoiler alert – I have already blown this rule in multiple ways) and the question always inferred to me that I would need to go…

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Horse Bloggers Weekend Confirming Details!

Horse Bloggers Weekend Confirming Details!

Remember last year when Jen and I invited everyone to a bloggers weekend in Austin?  Well, that’s officially happening!  There’s even a date… Friday, February 27th – Sunday, March 1st in Austin, Texas Now, we’re basically two months out so it’s time to really confirm details.  I’d love to get a Facebook group or e-mail list of people who are seriously interested in coming whether you are local and would love to meet up for a day or want to fly…

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30th Birthday Safari Fun Time

30th Birthday Safari Fun Time

For the grand event of my 30th birthday, I was faced with a day off work with my husband and absolutely no idea of what to do. The problem with having a big birthday so close to Christmas is that no one is usually around. In face, we’re typically in a plane or car trying to make a celebration out of playing the “Alphabet Game” as the road rolls by. This year though, I made the request to not be…

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Austin Trail of Lights

Austin Trail of Lights

I know it’s a little late for Christmas posts, but in my family we always considered Christmas a season that lasts until New Year’s… and therefore this still works 🙂  Even though we’ve been in Austin for four Christmases (five?), we’ve never been to the Trail of Lights. For those of you who aren’t local, the Trail of Lights is a Christmas “winter wonderland” located in our most famous and beloved park near downtown.  Zilker park, home to the lights, is…

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Rodeo Austin

Rodeo Austin

My dad was visiting this weekend, so while I didn’t spend much time at the barn riding (although he did come meet Simon) there was one very horsey activity we went to – Rodeo Austin.  Every March, hipsters get excited for South by Southwest and horse loving Austinites get excited for Rodeo Austin. My experience with rodeo in North Carolina is slim.  I went to a rodeo at the Raleigh fairgrounds once, and remember it had about 5 barrel racers…

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