December in Texas– and Chicago!

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December has been such a busy month! I loved the 84 degree days..it was also great running weather. It was fun to have our first Christmas in our new place. We decided to get a tiny tree because I thought it was cute and it would be easier and cheaper to decorate. D’s parents came to visit for Christmas, we took them to see The Nutcracker downtown which was absolutely beautiful. My first time watching a ballet! Then I took a quick trip home to spend Christmas in Chicago with my family the 24th-28th. The trip was very busy and very fun. I got to see  tons of friends and family in a quick three days. The holidays are nice in that everyone makes time to spend with each other. I think that’s what I like the best. I’m really happy I was able to go home and spend time with those that I love and care about. I know some people aren’t able to see their family over the holidays, so I’m thankful for that.

The end of the month we had our friends Kelly and Chris and Bondy come to visit. I love to have visitors because it reminds me of how great Austin is and I find it fun to take people around and expose them to new things they may not have seen otherwise. Kelly and Chris are vegetarians like me so it was fun to try some vegetarian places with them. Bouldin Creek was by far the best place 🙂 We also went on an adventurous hike on the GreenBelt which was very cool.

 

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