austin, texas : feels like home

I don’t know what it was, but my trip back to Texas a couple weeks ago made me more homesick than ever. Austin just feels like home, and despite the heat, I fell in love with the city all over again. We ate all the food and revisited old stomping grounds (I somehow forgot how […]

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scenes of christmas

I’m trying to fight the post-Christmas blues that inevitably set in after the holidays. There is so much excitement and cheer built up at the end of the year, that when the day finally comes and goes, I can’t help but feel a little pang of sadness in my heart. It breaks even more when […]

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home for the holidays

Being with family this ChristmasΒ has been so good for my soul. With a hectic few months of holiday celebrations and traveling, slowing down for a few days was very much needed. I only get to see my mom and sister a couple of times a year, so it’s always really special. My mama always decorates […]

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denim daze in texas

We usually spend Thanksgiving in Southern California, as we always travel back to Texas for the Christmas holiday. But this year we decided to visit my husband’s hometown of McAllen – a small Texas town near the border of Mexico. It’s a vast change from the hustle of such a big city as LA, so […]

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sailing on film

I was wondering why my mother hadn’t mentioned anything about these sailing photos (from my trip back to Austin) – until I realized I never published this post that has just been sitting here for weeks. ANYWAY, my mama and Eric just purchased a condo on Lake Travis, and though I wish I still lived […]

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Austin summer on film

Oh, how I wish I could pretend I spent an entire summer in Austin (minus the heat). But I did get to go home for five days to meet my new baby nephew and spend time with family. Austin will forever hold a giant place in my heart, and even though it continues to change […]

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sister sister

A visit with my sister is obviously never complete without a photo shoot. During my time back home in Texas, we were busy, and it was HOT, but we managed to squeeze in few minutes to take some shots outside of my sister’s apartment. I really haven’t used my DSLR at all this year, so […]

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family visits

These are the last of my Christmas photos.Β Unfortunately my oldest brother couldn’t make it back to Texas for the holiday, but my other brother and his family were able to come down the day after. My niece was so excited about the Ragdoll kitty she got from Santa and brought her along. Her name is […]

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zilker park – austin, texas

I joked that the only reason we drove back to Texas was so Kipling could run across Zilker. But it was partially true. I wanted Kipling to make a trip back to Texas, and while we were there, we absolutely had to let her run free across the lawn. We miss a lot of that […]

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summer in austin, texas

Our road trip finally ended in good ol’ Austin, Texas. Much to my dismay, I hardly took any photos there (some rain and poor lighting at evening dinners). I’m also still pretty self-conscious about asking people to take or be in photos (I know, STILL?!). I’ll need to get over that eventually. I snapped some […]

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