Growing up at the Arbors at Fair Oaks Ranch I knew my neighbors because we spent a ton of time outside. Not only was my own yard huge, but my ‘extended’ yard provided endless opportunities for adventure. As a family, we would walk the nature preserve backing up to my neighborhood. We would throw on our tennis shoes and hit the trails. Little planning was involved since the nature preserve literally backed up to the neighborhood. We could take the dog for a quick walk or spend countless hours following deer tracks. I attended Boerne schools, so my classes were small and I had many opportunities for extra-curricular events. After a Saturday morning game, my house was the one my teammates wanted to come to hang out at. Dad would bar-b-que on our covered patio. Mom and her friends would hang out around the kitchen island. We would play soccer in the yard while we waited for lunch and then take-off exploring until the sun started dipping down on the horizon. My friends and I would all head back to my house for big sleepovers to watch movies way too late. Sunday mornings we would wake up to the smell of mom making us all a big pancake breakfast and dad would head out to the Fair Oaks Country Club to play some golf. I learned how to play golf and tennis at the summer camps growing up. After years of practice and lessons, I could make some shots my dad was impressed by!