Last year, over dinner, my brother mentioned he was considering Austin, TX for culinary school. At that moment, I spontaneously decided that if he and his girlfriend moved to Austin - Alex and I would too. They seemed excited about the possiblity, but I'm not sure they realized just how serious I was. Los Angeles traffic had been really wearing on me, plus I was feeling my annual "pick up and move to a new city" itch. Now one year later we are all preparing to officially become Austinites. At the end of this month Alex and I will live 4 minutes away from my brother and his girlfriend. I can't wait to make Austin my home and learn all about this new place, but I'm even more excited to be doing it with family.