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.