Friday, December 05, 2008

Our Weekend in Austin

On our way to Corpus Christi for Thanksgiving, we stopped at our old stompin grounds, Austin TX, for the weekend. It was so fun to go to the places we used to when we lived there and see old friends! We first went to Zilker Park where my sweet friend Michelle and her daughter, Becky met us there. Becky and Aubrey are the same age and used to play when we lived there a couple of years ago. They had fun playing together at the park! And it was so great to see Michelle again. The Stout family was one of our absolute favorites in our old ward and we weren't surprised to hear that her husband just got called as Bishop(he will be perfect!) And who else met us there at the park? The Wright family! I had never met Kristi before, well except in my my wildest dreams....:) We only knew each other through blogging and it was so cool to finally meet her in person. I may have been a disappointment, but she wasn't-she is just as cool, funny and cute in person as she is in blog world. I love her! Thanks for meeting up with us guys! While in Austin, we also ate at the Shady Grove, one of Austin's funky restaurants on the Zilker strip, known for its burgers and thick shakes.

We also visited our old town, Buda, which is where we lived the year and a half we were there. It is the cutest town ever and it is growing like crazy! We loved Buda. We loved the small town feel, the little parades, the weiner dog races, Budafest, the little library where the librarian knew my kids by name, it was the best. I was also VERY excited to see my old Buda BFF Molly. We almost didn't get to meet up but then were able to and I was so happy! Her and I became great friends the last few months we lived there-one of those friends you can call up about anything. I was sad when we left mostly because of this new friendship we shared:( She is awesome. I'm so glad I got to see you Molly. I miss you girl!

While in Austin, we attended our old ward and I was able to see Jan and Steph while we were there. It was nice to talk to them and give them big hugs. Its been fun keeping in touch with these ladies through blogging. I missed Natalie though, maybe next time Natalie! And Juli, next time I hope your kids are better! I missed you too!

So, we had a great time visiting the Austin area. Austin is a gorgeous city with so much to do and we miss it. But we also LOVE where we are now. I say that anywhere in Texas is awesome-its the best state in the USA! Friendly people, affordable living, and beautiful. Everythings bigger AND better in Texas! Right, ya'll? :)



14 comments:

ACDC2005 said...

I love Shady Grove! It's so yummy! Looks like you had a fun time!

Jan said...

I just wish it had been a different weekend -- we'd have loved to have spent time with you guys.

Although I guess you're lucky you missed us on the next one - that was the flu weekend. Yuk.

Anyhow -- we need to try again! Love you guys!

-Melissa- said...

Looks like you guys had a fun time. I definitely need to go check out Austin sometime. Sounds like there is a lot of fun things to do.

I also love the girls sweaters. Too cute!

RD said...

Really great pictures! Who took those?

hoLLy said...

Joey took most of the pictures. I agree, there are some awesome pictures in that batch!

Grammy Staffy said...

I love the slide show. There are so many good picture of the girls and you. You guys are special to me.

I'm glad that you had such a nice thanksgiving and visits with your family and friends.

We just got back from Utah. It was wonderful to be with our family there. I feel a little let down now that we are home. I miss them all so much....but then when I am in Utah I miss Mindy and family. Too bad that we can't all live close together. That would be my dream come true.

Have a nice weekend. Love, Lura

Marie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! I adored seeing the slide show! You sure know how to have fun! I love visiting your page and seeing what you've been up to!

Tara D said...

Yes, indeedy, everything is always bigger and better in TX! Glad you got to hang with yo peeps in Austin. Girl time is the best!

Patty said...

I agree with dad. You got some good pictures. I love the girls sweaters!!

Anayansi said...

so lucky! i wish that we could make the time to go to austin.
glad ya'll had a good time.

tiburon said...

Sounds like a great time!

Kristi said...

OK, you know I officially have the biggest crush on you ever! You are so stinkin cute and I am soooooo glad I got to meet you & your family (Finally!) and we were able to get together at the park!!! You are just as cut ein person and if you ever come back to Austin, you better call me :)

swainsRus said...

What great memories! I love the pictures and reading about the adventures. It is always great to go back and visit good friends! Great pics!!

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

Austin sounds like such a great community!