It hasn’t taken us long to learn that there’s so much to love about TX! When we first moved here it was pretty much sitting on the patio in 70 degree weather while everyone up north was waiting for the first snowstorm of the season, lightweight jackets donned as everyone up north was bundling up with gloves, hats, mittens, returning to the balmy weather of San Antonio as we came home after a weekend in snow so deep you could hardly walk, beach walks while everyone up north is shoveling snow. This week we’re headed to Des Moines for our annual LCMC gathering and we’re again realizing what we love about TX. At home we’re taking our evening walk in shorts and t-shirts. Last night we had to put our sweatshirts on when we got out of the car in the early evening. We woke up to 46 degrees in KC. It’s 69 at home. I have jeans on already, something I wouldn’t be pulling out of the closet until sometime in Nov. Or Dec. Get my drift? Of course there’s much more besides the weather that we love about TX and there are lots of things we love about the Midwest.  We truly miss our friends and mostly our family, But, we do have cool weather, good food, four seasons and sometimes even snow in South TX.

 Addenum! I have to admit that God was, as usual, so good to us as we visited up north. We came laden with jackets, jeans, long sleeve shirts-just about anything you can imagine for a cool midwest fall. The weather fooled us though- it was in the mid 80’s the entire week with Minneapolis hitting a record high of 88 on Wednesday when we arrived up there! Needless to say our coats never left the hangers, our jeans were worn only because it was cold in the convention center and I never once had to put on my “Yankee” shoes, but was able to wear my flip flops the entire week! It was a beautiful week of warm weather, beautiful fall colors and realizing that this is one of the times of the year that we really miss the midwest. Now, the winters… ok- different story!