Austin

Moonlight Float: guest blogger

Moonlight Float: guest blogger

Hey!  I’m a guest blogger over at LiveMom.com this week.  Check it out!   “So you’re an Austinite.  You’ve seen the bats.  You’ve seen live music.  You’ve canoed Lady Bird Lake.  But chances are you’ve never canoed under the emerging bats while listening to a floating band.  Thanks to the Moonlight Float, you can.  And […]

10 years

10 years

Last fall marked 10 years that we have lived in Austin.  Ten.  Years.  That’s longer than I’ve lived anywhere else in my life.  If you had told me in high school that I would end up in Texas I would have laughed.  A lot. We rolled into town for the first time on November 1st, […]

Wordless Wednesday: traffic signal

Wordless Wednesday: traffic signal

Gratitude, Day 13: food trailers

Gratitude, Day 13: food trailers

From a basic taco truck to a full-on English double decker bus, I am happy to try them all.  How fantastic is it that practically every empty lot in Austin is packed with an amazing variety of mobile eatery?  With names like Bananarchy, Coat & Thai, and Me So Hungry?   Cheap, fast, kid tolerant, […]

Gratitude, Day 11: Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

Gratitude, Day 11: Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

For those of you not in Texas, you may be only vaguely aware of First Lady “Ladybird” Johnson. But in Austin, her presence is everywhere. Whatever you may think about LBJ, it’s hard not to like his wife. Not only was she instrumental in launching Headstart, she was an environmentalist, conservationist, and the reason our […]

Gratitude Day 2: Rain

Gratitude Day 2: Rain

It rained again today.  All.  Day.  Cool and drizzly.  It was wonderful.  We’ve had maybe 3 inches so far this year?  Not enough for this Northwest girl.  The drought has made me feel like I’ve been strapped to The Machine for the past two years.  So I’ll enjoy every little drop we get. This morning […]

Violet Crown Community Theater

Violet Crown Community Theater

Two years ago Violet Crown Community Theater put on their first children’s play.  Now they’re working on their forth.  I’ve been lucky enough to photograph each production.  Hopefully soon they’ll get some kind of giant fancy arts grant and be able to hire a real photographer.  But until then, please check out my top ten shots […]

so we tried it again

so we tried it again

We tried camping.  It was kind of a matter of honor, just because of what happened last year.  But last year we had a lot working against us:  Graham was still in a crib, the kids had never slept in the same room together (let alone a tent), Graham still needed a nap, it was […]

She got in!!

She got in!!

Violet is starting dual language kindergarten this fall!  This is the culmination of three years of hard work and, while it didn’t turn out exactly how I’d hoped, I am SO excited.  And terrified.  And relieved.  And… well… let’s just say there is a lot to think about. Here’s our journey in a nutshell: We […]

Everything is on hold!

Everything is on hold!

The slumber party saga will have to wait.  For now I’m on a mission. Here’s the deal:  I’ve spent the past two years working on opening this dual language immersion school.  To say it has been an uphill battle is an understatement.  Along with the usual personality conflicts, we’ve got the “You’re in America!  Speak […]