Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Fort Worth Engraving and Printing
Saturday was cold so we mostly stayed inside and just enjoyed chatting. That night we took Isabelle to the Twilight pre-movie party at Borders, which was pretty lame-o. But we did enjoy hanging out at the bookstore checking out lots of books and listening to some good music. This guy was playing and was really good…kind of sounded like the Decemberist. Conner stayed and slept over at the Watkins. He had a great time with their boys! We stayed at a Lowe’s that night so we would be close to town. Sunday morning we headed over to the Stockyard. There is a little western town with brick streets and guys on horses and longhorn cattle that go right down the middle of the street. Winston even got to sit on a longhorn! We watched some cowboy mounted balloon shooting, and checked out lots of little western shops. Sunday afternoon we went back to the Watkins…as if they hadn’t had enough of us. Monday we hit the road again. Thanks Vicky & Joey for everything!!!
Monday, November 17, 2008
We rolled into Austin on Halloween and our friends the Xtreme Family invited us over for dinner and trick or treating. This was our first time meeting the Extreme family in person. They used to be a FOTR and have a SWEET bus that they converted. What a nice family! Cindy is an AMAZING hostess & cook!! She even made marshmallows in the shape of bones. She had her place all decked out with great Halloween decorations too. Their kids are teens, but were so nice and easy going with our younger ones checking out all their cool stuff/ toys. We met the Weed family that night too. They have 3 boys close in age to our boys so the kids had a great time playing and trick or treating!
We took the Dillo (city bus) to the Extreme Fams house
Trick or Treating
Lincoln and Bryce at the Halloween party
Steve watching this lady play her propain tank drum (sounds real peaceful)
Winston, I mean Batman OOPS!
To much candy does this......
We spent the following 2wks in Austin. We found a cool park right down town to boondock at. We could walk all over downtown. We really like Austin! It's a big city, but doesn't feel like it. They have a beautiful lake and a great walking/ bike trail that goes around it. It seems to be a very green & healthy city. Lots of people out running, walking, biking and kayaking! We loved watching the turtles. Our dogs were thrilled about the HUGE off leash dog park and enjoyed swimming in the lake too! We went swimming at Barton Springs and visited the Nature Center. The kids LOVED the Children's Museum and we enjoyed the YMCA! We played at the playground on the roof of the huge Whole Foods, had free Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and free nachos at Chuy's for happy hr! Steve saw Lance Armstrong at Chuy's one of the nights we were there. We checked out SOCO's 1st Thursday and got to hang out with the Barenaked Family. Isabelle really had a great time with Sunny & hopes to meet up again!
Asher and Winston
Winston and Asher
Isabelle and the Acorn she found
Steve and the dogs on Tara and Kevins pimp ride!
Austin Childrens museum
The amount of birds in the city was crazy
Views of Austin
Walking bridge in Austin
Walking to Whole Foods (Their headquarters)
Beautiful Austin at dusk
Lincoln rockn at the childrens museum
Lincoln at CM
Little Jack Black Winston (Rock on)
Lincoln and Winston at CM
Lincoln and Isabelle making things at CM
Bryce and Conner creating project at CM
Lincoln and Winston at CM
Bryce excited about her creation at CM
Isabelle creating art at CM
Walking to downtown Austin
Gamebay time in the bus
Swimming with the Weed family at Barton Springs
Entrance at Nature Center
Isabelle and Sunny at NC
Conner and Brennon at NC
Sloan and Weed boys
Kids digging at the Dino dig at NC
Isabelle and Sunny uncovering Dino bones at NC
Conner uncovering bones at NC
Dogs swimming in the Lake
Coco decided he wanted to climb the tree with Conner
Boondocked at the Baseball fields in Austin
Sloan and Weed Fams
We did most of the above with the Weed family....we just couldn't get enough of them! They drove us down 6th St and around town in their HUGE truck. Steve & I sat on the back with our dogs...it was crazy fun! We had lots of movie nights at their place, fun at the play ground, a couple date nights, and more! I really enjoyed hanging with Tara and the kids really hit it off! Even their baby Asher started calling me mom...LOL! We will miss them & look forward to crossing paths again!