Hometown Adventures – Farmer’s Market

This past weekend we FINALLY made it to the Farmer’s Market here in town. We’ve been talking about how we want to go for a looooooooong time, but with our hectic schedules, we haven’t quite made it happen. But we did this weekend, and I loved it!


It’s definitely not anything to compare to the farmer’s market experience we had in Austin, but it was still lovely. The weather was on the gray and sticky side, but that didn’t bother us too much. Peanut wasn’t quite sure what was going on when we first got out of the car, but in typical Peanut fashion, she warmed up quickly and waved hello to the entire market.



Love the way this handsome Daddy looks at his little girl! Aug2014FarmersMarket-5_WEB

The local produce was beautiful, and we ended up going home with zucchini and squash.

Aug2014FarmersMarket-6_WEBOnce we got to the far end and started taste testing cheeses and some whipped honey (both of which we ended up buying), I totally forgot to keep taking pictures. Between the delicious food and chasing Peanut around, I’d say it’s understandable.

One sweet thing about the market was the live music. The young woman performing was incredibly sweet and even more talented, and she was so so so kind to offer to give Peanut her first lessons. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a better version of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”!

Aug2014FarmersMarket-7_WEBAll in all, we had a great time at the market, ran into some of the nicest people, got some great food and we will definitely be returning! If you’re in the East Texas area, be sure to check it out!!


Easter Weekend – Austin, Tx Style

This Easter weekend was just about perfect. 3 full days off, time with family and friends, great food, lots of sunshine and the knowledge that Christ died and rose to save us from sin and allow us to freely and fully enjoy life. I was so glad to be able to go spend the weekend with my brother and sister-in-law in Austin – we made the most of the weekend with lots of sunshine and lots and lots of food!!

We started out Saturday at the farmer’s market. The weather was gorgeous and the food was delicious. Peanut was loving it too (doesn’t she look like she just did a hair flip? ha!)



These blackberry almond scones from Cake and Spoon were amazing… like the kind of amazing where you end up going back to get a second one before you leave the farmer’s market 🙂  2014-04-23_0002

Also amazing? These bacon/apple/brie kolaches. So. Good. (wish I could remember the name of this food truck, but I guess I was just too busy enjoying the kolache… oops!)2014-04-23_0006

The fresh fruits and veggies, and the fresh flowers were so pretty… and so was the food!



After the farmer’s market we headed over to Zilker Park to enjoy the sunshine. It was just perfect. Dogs running and playing, Peanut babbling, a soft breeze and the sunshine through the trees. I really enjoyed the chance to just slow down for a bit… A good reminder that I need to try to do that more often!


Love these two 🙂


Easter morning we all went to Moonshine Grill for Easter brunch and oh. my. goodness. Food overload and it was all delicious!!




Here’s a few more snapshots to round out the weekend… All such good stuff!




And lastly… this was right before we left to drive home, and I glanced over to see my brother and sister-in-law “group hugging” Peanut.. Such a sweet moment and a perfect way to end the weekend. I am truly so incredibly blessed beyond what I deserve with this family of mine. So so blessed.2014-04-23_0014

I hope your Easter weekend was full of relaxation, family, good food and the comfort of knowing what Jesus’ sacrifice won us.