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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I don’t particularly mind the summer heat; after growing up in Las Vegas, Austin’s hot weather isn’t as soul searing as it might be otherwise (don’t say something about the humidity; Austin has the perfect amount of humidity, amen). Plus, with a pool at our disposal this year, I think summer will be very lovely.

But I am in no hurry to rush along the beautiful spring weather we’re having right now. We’ve spent the last couple evenings enjoying the outdoors, discussing ad nauseum how ridiculously nice it is.

On Wednesday, a new (quite impressive) farmer’s market opened just around the corner from us and so we went by after dinner to check it out. We enjoyed some delicious samples, including sweet potato bread, gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, chicken tikka masala, and some pistachio brownie gelato and then sat under the trees to listen to some live music. Does life get better? (Yes, if you have an entire scoop of gelato instead of a wimpy sample – Ella thinks life would be better if we gave her the spoon to play with before we licked off all the gelato).

And then last night, Bart’s office rented a box at our local baseball diamond and we had hamburgers and hotdogs (sadly, not very impressive ones) in the box before heading out to the seats to watch three innings. After that, Ella had had enough sports to last her one evening.

Oh, Austin in the spring. I love you so much.

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10 Comments

  • Reply lifeofadoctorswife April 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Looks like SO much fun! I can't wait for spring (the non rainy part) to start around here!

  • Reply Landen April 8, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Wow. I cannot wait to come live by you! That sounds wonderful!

  • Reply Kimberly April 8, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Your baby has the most adorable smile I've ever seen. More pictures!!

  • Reply McKinley April 8, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I now have spring fever! I love sweet little Ella. What a doll. I freaking love farmers market I grew up going to one ever Saturday morning… I am jealous!!!

  • Reply Karina April 8, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    What's the address of the farmer's market?

  • Reply Bethany April 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Note to self: visit Austin in early spring, when it's still winter in Colorado.

    I loooove those pictures. Props to Bart, and yours and Ella's adorable faces!

  • Reply megan April 9, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Happy for ya. Still snowing here today. I sound bitter, but you know I am not really. Not very much.

  • Reply Packrat April 9, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Lucky. Snowed here today, yesterday, and the day before and …

    Ella is such a cutie. You, too, of course. 😉

  • Reply Marie April 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    What a happy baby. I love that she is smiling in the first picture. Wish we had a farmers market so close.

  • Reply Anonymous April 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Please tell Spring, she is welcome to come to Boston anytime. We are STILL waiting for warmth! So jealous. Chris

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