Friday, February 08, 2008

Texas my Texas

I received a comment on my Christmas post that said to update... yes AGAIN it's been a while. I agree. Since Christmas we celebrated New Year's. Then we decided to go on vacation. We had already planned the time off and then decided that we didn't want to drive for 2 days, so we decided to fly to Cairns/Port Douglas, and we did. In this vacation we got to see the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest in that area. It is amazing. I wish we lived there, but then as D keeps telling me, if we lived there it would cease to be a vacation, and I would again want to escape and go somewhere else.

I admit I do have the wanderlust, but I think if we ever move back to Texas (preferably Austin) I never want to MOVE again. I will travel, but never again move. I know part of it was the nostalgia of those wonderful college days, but i love the way I feel alive in Austin. It's just a place on earth that I feel myself. It's hard to describe. I miss it everyday. My friend who lives there has captured how I feel. She understood and she moved back too. I hope that we can get back there as well and I know D feels the same way I do.

Don't get me wrong, I am very grateful for the travels we have done and the exciting places we get to visit and live in, but when I was 4 or so and my parents moved from PA to TX. I was hooked. I thought we were moving to another country (and in it's own way it almost is)... I never wanted to leave. But leaving really gave me a great understanding and appreciation for the state.

And to people who just dont' get it please don't assume that JUST because I am from Texas that I fall into all the sterotypes etc. I don't.

As God as my witness we will live in Texas again. I don't know when or how, but it will happen!



We hope y'all make it back to Austin soon too! Then we can stop there and then all make it to Dallas.. I felt the same way you did while we were in Seattle!! After a while it felt normal, but every time we came back to Texas it was HOME! I can't believe we have been back over 6 months, at times it feels like we never left for two years!!


I've never been there, but Ryan loves Austin as well. You'll make it back there someday!


My husband had a job offer in Texas but Im happy we moved where we did.