I’m a city girl. Having grown up in Houston and then living centrally in both West University and Montrose after college, I thrive in a bustling environment with all of my favorite things at my fingertips but still plenty of space to call my own, walk the dog and go for a drive. So when we started house hunting around town, the Heights immediately seemed like the most natural fit. A charming, dynamic and constantly evolving neighborhood with a range of traditional, Victorian-style and bungalow homes, new townhomes, walking and biking trails, trendy restaurants, dive bars, cute boutiques, city parks, and proximity to the Galleria, Downtown Houston, Upper Kirby, Washington Heights and Montrose (not to mention easy access to nearly all highways), the Heights combines a cool, young vibe with rich historic character and is the epitome of what makes Houston so magical.
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Valentine’s Day is next week and while it’s usually a holiday that comes and goes without a ton of emphasis in our home (well, besides flowers… mama needs her flowers), this year we decided to do something different and special as a family — a Valentine’s picnic in the park! We packed up our new PackIt coolers and had so much fun being together outside, laughing and lounging around. Morgan was all about the sweets we set out and had a mouthful of sprinkles and icing pretty much the entire time. Can you blame him?! It was the most perfect reminder of what this holiday is all about: sharing your heart with those you love.
And just like that, Morgan is officially ONE and to be honest, I really can’t even believe I’m typing those words. The last year went by quicker than I could’ve ever imagined and though I know time has a way of slipping by, I pray that it goes a little slower in 2017.