A Family Affair

Happy Monday!!

I checked out of my Austin life this weekend to board a plane to Chicago for the happiest of events: a wedding! Before we could start the nuptial festivities, a drive to Madison, Wisconsin was in order to pick up the 5th Pappas, my little freshman brother Zach. It was a short visit, but it just increased my love for the University of Wisconsin and the city of Madison. We lucked out with absolutely gorgeous weather and I snuck a short morning run in along Lake Mendota.

Breakfast at a university coffee shop and lunch at Graze, a locally-sourced restaurant with a view of the Capitol building completed the day!

I got the beet and walnut burger and it was a perfect explosion of flavor in a pretty pink beet way on a buttery soft bun!

Then the real celebration kicked off: rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception, recovery brunch! Lots of love, laughs, dancing and family. Everything was perfect and I’m so happy for Jason and Caitlin. Caitlin is the perfect addition to our family.




Have a great week! I’m off to play catch-up and have already hit the ground running.




Only one full day left until classes start for the 2013-2014 school year. Summer break is over and dare I say we have all started counting down until Christmas?!

Sorry I’ve gone into some sort of “school-is-coming-school-is-coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” trance the past week. I barely even remember half of what happened I feel like I’ve been moving so fast!

The good news is that somehow we have managed to put together a respectably decorated house and I’ve found time to cook dishes, albeit simple meals. And I’ve started riding my bike around Austin, which is incredibly fun.

Here are some new pictures of the house!





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