What I’ll miss about Texas…
Our friends. Have I mentioned that yet?!?
Cinco Ranch: The first time I drove through our “neighborhood” I was just amazed. I’m used to 200-300 homes in a neighborhood, not 14,000! And the pools, the pools! I kind of hope Arden forgets how awesome they are before Kansas pool season rolls around…
Texas pride. I just love how much Texans love Texas!
Bluebonnets. In Texas, April is all about finding a field full of wildflowers and throwing your child in it for pictures 🙂 I’m so happy we were able to do just that for Arden’s 18 month pictures…such a sweet Texas memory!
Rodeo. March is probably my favorite month in Houston–it’s rodeo month!! The cook off, the concerts, the bull riding…I love it all!
What I’ve Missed About Kansas…
Family and friends. Duh!
Fall! While I love the warmer climate in Houston, I have desperately missed Fall in Kansas. The crisp air, the leaves falling…it’s the perfect time to put on a hoody and bake something pumpkin spiced! Throw a new baby into the mix and I think we’ve got the recipe for the perfect Fall 🙂
Manhattan, Kansas. MHK, The Little Apple, Manhappiness…whatever you call it, it’s pretty much the greatest place on earth! I can’t WAIT for football season!!!!!
Mr. Goodcents and Pizza Shoppe. No explanation necessary.
Not having to travel all the time! It was a pretty glorious feeling to make that 12 hour drive (with a toddler) for the LAST time! We’ll definitely be flying when we go back to visit.
Boot and scarf weather. See “Fall” above. I can’t wait! 🙂
Snow. I may regret saying this come February/March, but I’m excited about snow–at least in December! It just makes the holidays so magical. Plus, who doesn’t love to be snowed in every once in awhile??
Basements and big yards. Space, space, space! Is it normal to be excited about organizing the storage area in our basement? Adios annoying attic space!!!
Watching my nieces and nephews grow up. This has been (by far!) the hardest aspect of living out of state for me. I’m so happy to be here for soccer games, school programs, family get-togethers, etc. Now I just hope they don’t get tired of me!