Mother’s Day OUT

1368421132We all dream of that picture perfect Mother’s Day. The late morning slumber, breakfast in bed, finger painted cards, but then reality hits and ‘us moms’ awake to a mad house.

For the most part, today went off without a hitch. Well, if I discount my three year old daughter using black shoe polish as finger paint on the coffee table, my five year old son fixing to have a heart attack over whether or not we were going to miss NASCAR while taking mommy out for lunch, then yeah, we hit a high note.

After taking a much needed stop at Grin’s in San Marcos, where we scarfed down lunch (and mommy tossed back a well appreciated margarita), the family high tailed it out to the Hill Country. In search of some scenic views we found ourselves in Wimberely, a small town with Austinite quirks, rolling hills, and Cypress Creek, a bucolic river that houses more sticks than mommy was willing to tow home.

At any rate, it’s not a walk in the park being a mom. But when those tiny smiles have eyes only for you, there’s nowhere else in the world you’d rather be. After all this time, I’m still mesmerized by those small moments when my son’s biggest high is over finding a five foot stick, or when my daughter falls head over heels at tossing rocks into the water. So motherhood, there’s no need to worry. I’m still into you.





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Killing Time in Gruene Texas

4086650Okay, for my first post I thought I’d fill everyone in on the fun times to be had out in the Texas Hill Country. This past Saturday my husband and I snagged ourselves a babysitter, then hit up Gruene, Texas. Now this is a great small town from good eats, great shops, and I can’t leave out that Gruene is home to the oldest dance hall in Texas.

One of the many great things about Gruene is that you get to listen to some fantastic Texas music. That’s Mickey pictured left, lead singer of Mickey and the Motorcars, and his band was the headlining act on Saturday night. Check them out, and just maybe you’ll put on your dancing boots.



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