Where I Come From

Today, the ladies of the Influence Network are sharing where they're from, where they live. For so many of us, our internet spaces are like a second "home" so I think it'll be a lot of fun to see where everyone actually lives.

No, there' aren't tons of hay bales where I live. But I do love them.

If you've been frequenting this internet space for awhile now, it's probably no surprise to you that I'm from Texas. My blog's first name was Texas Lovebirds after all.  But if this is one of your first times visiting (HI!), this fact might've been unknown to you.

To start off, I was born in Texas and have lived here my entire life. I was born in a suburb south of Fort Worth and Dallas. I grew up and attended all twelve years of public school in that same city and so did Cody. I moved to Dallas for two years of college, and now Cody and I have planted our family in the same suburb city we grew up in. 
It's kind of funny really, because I always thought and said I'd be the one to move away from this town. But here I am, still here and I'm pretty happy about it. It was pretty small when I was growing up, just a one high school town. But now, we have six different high schools. The growth has been great and brought a lot of fun business to our town -- waterparks, outdoor shopping centers, etc. -- but I think we'll probably someday move to a more rural area that is nearby. I like wide open space.

Even as our city has grown, we do still have areas that have a fun, small town feel. We have a theatre that hosts local musicians, we have a Christmas parade in the winter and a St. Patty's Day parade in the spring, and a local farmer's market every Sunday.

It's a really family friendly place and I wouldn't choose any other place right now. Okay, I lie. There are definitely some summer days (we get temps of 100+ here) that I would just about do anything to live in Colorado. Thank goodness for cold sweet tea and AC, am I right?

Where are you from?
What do you love about where you live?
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