Austin, TX: So Close, Yet So Far Out

With all of the record cold temperatures and snowfall we’ve been having here in Chicago, a weekend getaway was in order. So I headed to Austin, TX to visit with my cousins and their adorable little girls.   However, the cold weather must have followed me as it was 39 degrees and icy when I landed! Thankfully, the rest of the weekend was in the much-more-acceptable 70 degree range.

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I had been to Austin once before, but it was a whirlwind wedding weekend and I didn’t get much of a chance to check out the city itself. Austin has the unique quality of being both a state capitol, as well as huge college town, giving the it a quirky, eclectic flavor.

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I loved spending so much time with my cutie-pie nieces. We also had a birthday to celebrate!

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Kavi auntie always brings presents… it’s one of the fun parts of being an aunt!

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Bows and a cell phone… what more does a girl need?

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Someone thought it would be funny if her mommy, auntie, and sis all wore bows too…

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…and even more funny to wear all the bows at once! The best part was when she saw herself in the mirror and started cracking up!

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“Hey sis, I could use one of those bows!”  When I wake up in the morning, this is what my hair looks like too!

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We had some fun at the park…

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…before catching up on some important messages. “Call me maybe!”

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Then the grown-ups headed out for some fun times of our own!

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Before I knew it, it was time to head back to Chicago. Luckily, I had this little lady to take me back to the airport! I had a blast visiting with my family. Looking forward to the next time!

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