Thursday, May 20, 2010

Show us Your Life- Where you live: Marshall, TX

Months ago when I was reading over the Show Us Your Life schedule, I remember seeing there was going to be a week dedicated to your town and I thought to myself that I would definitely love to do that. I was really excited when I realized it was this week!

I live in Marshall, TX, a small town in East Texas with about 23,000 people.

The center of our town is the downtown square which is home to the historic Harrison County Court House. The court house was built around 1900 and although isn't currently used was recently restored and will be open again soon. On the square and streets surrounding the center of town are several cute shops and restaurants. There are organizations who are very dedicated to making Marshall a great place to be and you can tell they've worked really hard to make downtown nice.

One of the main tourist attractions in Marshall is the Wonderland of Lights in December. There is an ice skating rink, carriage rides, home tours and a lot of lights everywhere.

I love downtown but another one of my favorite parts of where I live is Caddo Lake. Caddo is the only natural lake in Texas and Caddo Indian legend has it that the lake was formed from a giant flood but other theories suggest an earthquake. I love the narrow waterways and the cypress trees.

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Another fun and interesting thing about our area that most people don't know is that Ladybird Johnson grew up in a beautiful plantation home between Marshall and Caddo Lake.
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There's so much more I could say about Marshall but it would take a while. If you're interested in history and traveling to small towns, you should check out Marshall. Lots of B&Bs and good hotels. It would be a perfect weekend get away!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Crazy About...

1. Every chance I have to get some sun! I layed out for a little while yesterday and got in the pool. It was amazing!

2. The new night shirt/lounge dress I got at Old Navy this weekend. So comfy!

3. A clean house with the last load of laundry in the dryer with the previous loads already put away

4. Steam coming from the dishwasher

5. A refrigerator full of groceries with plans to eat at home all week. I must stay strong!

6. A yummy lunch packed for tomorrow

7. Freshly pedicured toes

8. Roommates who are home. Wasn't a fan of being home alone for two nights.

9. The last week school with all 20 kids!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Loving Spring!

It is so nice to be able to spend some time out side every day. We've used our front porch so much in the last few weeks. It's become my favorite place to be.
Last weekend Aaron got some crawfish and we spent all day outside getting some sun, eating, talking and listening to music. It looks like this is the only picture I have of the day. It's hard to take pics when your hands are dirty from crawfish.

School is winding down and I'm ready. Lately, I've been falling into bed every night and it's harder every morning to get up and moving.

Sorry for the short post. Just wanted to do a quick catch up. Have a great weekend!