“You can take the girl out of Texas…


…but you can’t take the Texas out of the girl.” While that phrase is annoyingly cheesy, it’s the only way I can think to describe the sensation I’m feeling, being at home. I do feel really comfortable living in Mexico and sometimes, feel like I can relate more to Mexicans than to Americans. It shocked me (in a good way), then, at how easily I fit back into living my little life here in Texas.

I’m really fortunate to call this place home, and I’m thankful to be spending some time here right now with my family and friends.

Here are some photos of my time so far:

My sisters and I were together for 2 nights in Houston to go wedding dress shopping for Hannah. A little time with them is better than nothing!


Carlos tagged along for my first week here, so he also came to Houston with us.


We stayed at my aunt’s house in Houston and ate lots of good food, including BBQ. I forgot how absolutely delicious chopped beef sandwiches are.


Texas sunset


Going to Houston means you must stop at Buc-ee’s. We spent a good 30 minutes there, sampling fudge, buying fountain drinks, and taking pictures of the famous beaver himself.


Carlos and I spent a lot of time in the car over the course of 4 days, as you can see.


Mexico or Texas, I love this stuff. It made the trip back to Austin much more pleasant.


One of my favorite restaurants in Austin, Kerbey Lane, had chilaquiles on their seasonal menu. While I won’t say they are on the same leval as those at Janeth in Saltillo, they were pretty delicious.


My parents and I took Carlos to his first UT sporting event-a men’s basketball game against Baylor. I was so proud of him for learning lots of the cheers and songs by the end of the game.



My best friend Hilary goes to church with Memo, from Monterrey. We all went to Five Guys for dinner and while the boys chatted away in Spanish, Hilary and I laughed at how funny our lives are sometimes.


This girl has been and will be my friend for life. I love her.


Carlos and I like taking selfies at Wal-mart.


My 6-month craving (not exaggerating) for a vanilla iced coffee at Coffee Bean was finally fulfilled.


Hilary and I had a “Christian” day on Monday (her words) by seeing the movie Son of God and eating at Chick-fil-a afterwards. I really enjoyed the movie, and Chick-fil-a was delicious as always.


More updates to come soon!

One Comment Add yours

  1. Meagan says:

    I love these updates 🙂 I was wondering what you’ve been up to! You look beautiful 🙂

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