3.31.2008

Austin -- A Recap...

Audrey twirling with her new friend Jessica...

Our week-end in Austin yielded the following:
  • Two trips to Amy's Ice Cream for Mexican Vanilla with strawberries and pecans crushed in
  • An attempt by Audrey to take a fully-clothed evening dip in the pool at the Hotel San Jose amidst a patio chock full of hipsters
  • An actual (fully-clothed) dip in the fountains across the street from the farmer's market by Audrey (when that kid sets her mind to something, she finds a way to make it happen...)
  • Obtaining a container of the hottest (and most delicious) salsa I've ever eaten and an uber cute t-shirt* for Audrey) at said farmer's market
  • Spending lots of quality time with our dear friends Owen and Jodi and their adorable offspring Arden
  • A discovery by Millie that crepe paper does in fact taste bad
  • Watching a crawfish race from afar (fear of the crawfish prevented actually participating in the race), chasing after loads of roaming peacocks and twirling to a zydeco band at Stacy and Blayne's magical wedding
  • Realizing Audrey's budding love of photography (and coming to terms with the fact that my four-year old is a better photographer than me)
  • Rekindling my love for coffee made in a press (this will bring my coffee addiction to new and unchartered heights)
  • Suffering through three hours in the car on the way back to Dallas with a crying four-year old, completely overcome with sadness because she loves Austin so much that she didn't want to leave...
I feel your pain kid...I really do.


The crawfish race...

Arden as photographed by Audrey

*a note on the t-shirt...I'm happy to report I'm making good progress on buying more mindfully since ending the spending hiatus. The shirt we got Audrey at the Farmer's Market was, for me, the ideal kind of purchase. We bought it from an amazingly nice guy, Will Heron, who illustrates and screen prints all the shirts himself on sturdy American Apparel tees. Plus Audrey adores her shirt...won't take it off...so a win/win all around.

Audrey creating a masterpiece in her new favorite shirt...

7 comments:

Jane said...

Joslyn,

You are one traveling family! Can't wait to see you! We are anxious to go! Sounds like you had a fun weekend! jane

ali said...

Ah, that first photo is absolute delight! A wonderful moment, caught on "film."(?)

Actually, all the photos are quite endearing. I'm happy you and little A had a nice time.

Uncle Beefy said...

I'm there with, Ali! That first pic just makes ya' smile. And the peacock shot is gorg! So want to see Austin! Glad you had a great time, Joslyn :)

aimee heff said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I am glad you are a fan of the book too.

I peek at your blog and I find it...well... simply lovely, really!

karey m. said...

so glad you're back! and no doubt beyond inspired by austin...have i ever told you we once lived in dallas?

we desperately needed a dose of austin once a month!

gorgeous pics! all of them...

Erin said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your trip, I just love living in Austin, great city! Your blog looks so fun from what I've seen so far, can't wait to look around more.

Mrs.French said...

ohhhh, this makes me miss Austin so much! How is the Hotel San Jose? We used to stay at the Austin motel right down the street. The San Jose opened right before we left. Ironically enough we used to jump in the pool at the Austin Motel back in the day.