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The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. Between all of the parades, classic American snacks, baseball games, and sparkly fireworks there are to choose from, what’s not to love? We spent this past 4th of July in Austin. So, this Grateful Heart Monday post is dedicated to some of the the good things that happened on our 4th of July weekend! Good thing #1: As I talked about in this post, my dad had been living in… Read more »

I live in Austin, so basically all I’ve been hearing about lately is SXSW. Tons of celebrities have been spotted in town over the past couple of days. But humans aren’t the only kind of celebrities that are in Austin right now because famous cats have been making appearances too. Two internet sensations, Lil Bub and Grumpy Cat, have been making the rounds in Austin. To put into perspective the popularity of these cats, Grumpy Cat has a video with over… Read more »

I have a friend who is in the Williamson Country Symphony Orchestra and John and I went to see him perform last night. The Williamson Co. Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit group of mostly non-professional musicians who perform for free because they are passionate about music. I find this group inspiring because most of these people take time out of their day to be involved simply because they love it and want to keep playing and improving. While I was listening last… Read more »

I love the idea of being a tourist in your own city. After being away at college for 4 years, it’s been really fun to discover/rediscover cool places in Austin now that I live here again. Two weeks ago, John’s parent’s came into town from Colorado Springs to visit us and whenever John’s parents visit, we always have fun driving around Austin with them. Over their latest visit, we decided to check out Mayfield Park and Preserve, which is a… Read more »