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A few weeks ago, we spent our Saturday evening at the Festival of Lights Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. This was awesome for multiple reasons. One, I LOVE Christmas stuff and a Christmas parade is about as over-the-top as you can get! Two, I’m in love with downtown Colorado Springs and downtowns in general, especially at Christmastime. There’s a special Christmas spirit in cities during the holidays and it’s wonderful. We walked around downtown for a while before the parade… Read more »

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“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift–that’s why they call it the present.” I’ve loved this quote for a long time and it’s been on my mind lately. As I mentioned on the blog last year, my grandfather is very sick. He has late-stage emphysema, cancer, and is doing in-home hospice care. Back in May, my parents and brother drove from Austin to Denver to spend time with him and the rest of our family… Read more »

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Today, I’m linking up with Amanda from Amanda Moments for the “Tell Me About Your Town” linkup! This month’s theme is restaurants in your city. I think one of the most fun things to do when traveling is to check out the local restaurants, so I love this linkup because it basically lets me travel vicariously. :) I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado and during my time here, I have found some restaurants that I consider local gems. Before I… Read more »

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Like most parts of the country, it was a snowy February in Colorado Springs. We got about half a foot here, and it stuck around for quite a while. Austin had a big ice storm, and I heard that some areas in Dallas got up to 6 inches of snow. I won’t even get started on how crazy the snow was in the northeast (I feel for you guys!). During one snowy Saturday here in Colorado Springs, my mother-in-law treated… Read more »