Gavin and I spent last weekend in Austin, Texas…we totally fell in love with the city! Great Tex-Mex, amazing mom n’ pop restaurants, funky and eclectic shops, a beautiful river walk and great mountain hikes…but best of all, we got to spend the weekend with some dear friends! We had a blast with Rebecca Gregory, Kate Millea and Jess Mulvaney (all three of them went on trips to Ithemba this sumer). They have been working HARD over the past two months crocheting stuffed animals for each and every child at Ithemba. While we were in Austin, Beccaand Kate threw a “Party Animal, Animal Party” at a local restaurant to sponsor the animals! For $40 you can purchase a stuffed animal that will be given to a child at Ithemba for Christmas…we are SO excited to be able to give these animals to the kids and watch their smiles grow. They were each hand made with love, care and a lot of hard work!