Spring time has to be my favorite time to go home to Austin. Everything is green, green, green. It surprises me every time I go home how lush and green Austin is compared to the Phoenix area. And then air is so much more humid, it feels like my skin is soaking in as much as it can after being in the dry desert! My parents still live in the same house that I grew up in so going home has this very overwhelming, but good, feeling to me. Everything about the house and yard, even the streets that we... Read more →

I went to Austin! I started a new job! There's lots to share, and I will soon!, but I hope a few pictures will tide you over. For now I've got lots of sleep to catch up on and our bedroom looks like our suitcases exploded. Why is unpacking such a difficult task? Here's a peak at what the past 10 days looked like for me: Waiting for my flight to Austin. I always sit on the right side of the plane so I can see the skyline as we descend. It makes my heart swell every time. Margaritas with... Read more →

On Saturday night Chris and I headed into Phoenix to see a performance that was part of the Fringe Art Festival. We arrived a bit early for the performance and so had time to breeze through a little art studio. The attendant was not very interested in talking to us and the art was mostly depressing so we got out of there and ducked into a bar. It turned out there was some type of promotion going on and we got our beers for free, yes! The performance we saw is called Cool Like That: A Tribute to Miles Davis... Read more →

Chris's good friend from high school recently moved with his wife to the Silicon Valley area and they were so sweet to host us for New Year's Eve! Chris's friend even met us at the airport to take our bag so that we could explore the city for the day before heading to Mountain View, what a host! We had so much fun in San Francisco and the Bay Area - it was four days of delicious food, city sights and beautiful scenery, and lots of laughter. I got some great food recommendations from Eat Make Read and Tracy from... Read more →

The first big trip that Chris and I took together was to Paris and the Normandy region of France in May 2008, right before I finished graduate school. I'm not sure where I got the idea but I decided to take along a blank Moleskine journal and during the trip we jotted down notes about how we spent our days. It's so fun to go back and read our entries from the trip and I think it helps us to remember small and awesome details such as, "We went to the Musee de Moyen Age [Middle Ages]...and we decided that... Read more →