Monday, May 17, 2010

Some Sweet Moments in Austin

So, another thing I love about Austin. It is where my family IS. It is where we have been laughing, crying, playing and sleeping for almost 5 years now.
I love that my son's soccer field is both right next to Town Lake and right next to downtown. And, I love my house and its location. I love that my son's kindergarten librarian has about 8 piercings in her right ear and that her hair is dyed black and white and that she LOVES, LOVES, LOVES books. I love that we will be walking Aidan to school next year most likely along with our across-the-street neighbor. And speaking of neighbors, I love that on my street of 18 houses, 10 of them have children 6 and under. I love that I love my neighbor moms. We are such a smorgasbourd, (how on earth DO you spell that word?). I look forward to meeting with all my fellow neighbor moms each month so we can have book club, (where we discuss books, eat good food, drink good wine and share with one another the triumphs and heartbreaks of parenthood). I love where we live. I love that the people in our city are more often than not committed to being good stewards of the earth (our reasons may vary widely, but I enjoy living around others who take this call to responsibility and stewardship seriously). I love how many amazing restaurants there are in town that are unique and homegrown (not to say that I don't like chains, too...let's hear it for Chuy's and their roasted veggies burrito!) I love how green it is, how many trees there are (even if they are all gnarled and squat, at least there's a lot of them, right?)

I love living here. I love that my family LIVES here, and since pictures of bookclub are not that interesting, here's some pictures of my family living here, in Austin.







6 comments:

Macon said...

All photos but one were taken by Kells. I took the mother/daughter pic.

Lindsay said...

Makes me want to move there! (Almost.)

Carol said...

Great post, Kellsey! I love the pictures, too!!

Paul said...

Those photos are great! Especially of the three little boys on the soccor field, Aidan in the lead with his eyes fixed on the ball. And it's wonderful that you find being a mom wonderful. What a blessing to your husband and children and everyone else.

Emilie said...

I love it! Makes us want to move there, too! Really!

Kellsey said...

I have to brag on Aidan and point out that in that first soccer picture, he had just used his heel to pass the ball back to his fellow teammates. It blows my mind that he does this. He has done it 2 or 3 times in different games, so this was not just a fluke. He just has an instinct to do this, which I think shows a real ability to think strategically while in the midst of playing. I cannot believe that he is doing this at such an early age. He is awesome!