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.
Sunny Day, Relaxing and Reading 🙂
Sunset on the Lady Bird Lake
Our Mini Tree
Our Mini tree decorated!
Halycon- Tableside smores yum
ABGB- Our favorite brewery
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: A peacock in a big tree
Trail of Lights
Surronded by lights!
Kelly and I on our hike
Happy New Year!!
October was a month that FLEW by!
We went to Fredericksburg for Oktoberfest, which was an absolute blast.
Then one of my dearest childhood friends was getting married in Chicago. I was so honored to be part of her and Nick’s wedding day. I only have one picture from that day, but I must say this: When Sarah but her wedding dress on she was truly glowing. There are no words, she just looked so beautiful and happy. When she walked down the aisle her smile was beaming. I was so glad to be part of that day and see Nick and Sarah begin their married life together. ❤
Fredericksburg- This picture strangely but accurately describes us well!
Miss and I
Egg Harbor- My favorite breakfast place near Chicago
My Gram- the sweetest, funniest, say whats on your mind kind of Grandma. 🙂
Chicago: I miss your pizza!
Sam and Starbucks go together like PB and J
Happy Birthday lil one!
The beautiful bride.
South Congress Book Store
My most favorite things: chocolate, wine, apples, cheese. perfection
Kristine and I at HandleBar
A friendly reminder–
We are so happy we moved here. You are so warm and we like that. Upon recently visiting Chicago I have also realized how much I enjoy the pace of life here in Texas. People are more friendly, they move a little bit slower, and they even talk slower. I think I’ll stay here for quite some time.