• Gigi and Tito (aka Grandma and Grandpa) got these girls a swing set for Christmas and they could not be happier.  Also, it's 70 degrees out which is pretty amazing for a quiet Sunday at home.
  • My work buddy seems to think writing SEO and PPC strategy reports is boring. I don't know why... 😁😍
  • Two years in and I am still so torn about winters in Texas. We got a swing set for the girls and they installed it in the backyard today. It was blustery with just enough of a nip in the air that I wanted them all in light jackets, but of course the big girls insisted that they didn't need them. Mild winters without the hassle of lost mittens and 5 layers or having to scrape the car are nice, but they're also a little wrong to me too.

My brother sent pictures of his boys playing in the snow this week and I do miss it more than not. I grew up in Iowa where seasons are most definitely a thing and until now we've always lived places with white winters.  Of course, northern Wyoming where we were able to make a snow cave the first week of October was a little more than I bargained for (though it does make for a great memory now!), but I would love a good January snow. I think at some point we'll need to add Christmas break into our travel schedule in addition to summer so we can get a little snow...or maybe someone can mail me some?
  • Who needs a bassinet when you have a laundry basket? 💕
  • We moved to Texas two years ago after Addie was born and we were officially out numbered by kids. It was literally an impulse decision that we acted on within 2 weeks. There are so many reasons why I thought we would never live in Texas (heat and the absence of seasons topping that list) and I was adamantly against it for the first 10 years of our marriage, but being near family has melted all of those arguments away. 
Until we moved to Austin we had never lived near family. Now we're able to see Chris' mom and dad and a whole bunch aunts, uncles, and cousins on a regular basis. It's such a gift for the girls, and equally wonderful for me and Chris, especially with all the extra hands to help since Vivi was born. Not just with baby holding, but cooking, dish washing, and laundry too. Right now I'm feeling incredibly grateful and like Texas was meant to be.