Friday night, we went downtown with Fleetwood and Molly to the area surrounding Nicholas' workplace. He's quickly becoming our resident "downtown expert." It was fun to take a little tour. My, does Austin have hills! My Minnesota roots want to compare it to Duluth, MN in regards to elevation changes. I love all the combination of the interesting terrain and historic buildings. And it's pretty wonderful that N can walk around this beautiful area on his lunch break.
The weather was much cooler* this weekend, so by suppertime, the temperature was lovely.
The more exploring we do, the more freedom I feel to explore. I'm not sure if that makes sense or not, but little by little, Austin is feeling smaller (in a good way).
How cute are they?? ^^
The whole evening (an awesome meal here and moseying around) felt like a celebration of sorts, I'm not sure why. But we don't always need a reason to celebrate, right? Either way, we're glad to be here (and so, so grateful for good friends).
*my idea of "cool" may be becoming somewhat skewed. N and I joke that a "high of 91" is a cooler day (I'll take it over a high of 101 any day!)
Looking back at my recent posts, I realized it has been a long time since I wrote a little post about "life lately." I've written about things in our life, yes, like Cooper turning four, a visit to our friends in Bloomington, a visit from my family, a trip to the beach and the one year anniversary of my mother-in-law's passing, recent knitting and other creative projects, and some updates about our garden this year. But I haven't written a post with the little mish-mash bits of life since early June. So here I am now, playing a little bit of catch up.
It's been awhile since a "life lately" post where I write about all the little bits and pieces of our life. This spring has been a rather cold one, but just this past weekend, we are seeing much warmer temperatures and the weather seems to be catching up with the date on the calendar. As someone who enjoys the colder months, I will say that spring and summer feel a bit magical with kids, and logistically, lots of things just feel easier as the temperatures are more mild.
Starting sometime in the fall, I made a point to be a bit more creative and find new to us trails to hike on and explore. Since then, we have found several new favorites for when we are in the mood for a hike, regardless of the season.