Thursday, July 19, 2012

Family Visit!

About a month ago, my family (my mom, dad, Sara, and Abby) came to visit!  We were SO excited to have them.  It's the first time my dad and Sara have been here, so it was really fun to show them around.  Mom and Abby were excited to come back--I think Abby was mostly excited for Rudy's.  She told me she wanted to eat there every night. :)  It was kind of a last minute visit, and we were thrilled it coincided with Andy's already scheduled birthday party.  What did we do?

  • First, we went to the outlets.  I think we spent an hour in J. Crew alone. My dad is always such a good sport about the endless shopping trips.
  • Cam got off early from work on Friday, so we picked him up and headed downtown for some canoeing on Ladybird Lake.  It was so hot--but so fun.  We feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful city. 

Walking to the lake.  Andy's favorite spot these days.
  • We went to Pappasito's, probably my favorite Tex Mex around here.  Best fajitas ever.  
  • We spent all of Saturday at Schlitterbahn, a giant waterpark about an hour away.  We had such a good time!  It was fun being with everyone, but it was so crowded.  The lines were so long.  And I expected a lot of extreme, creative rides.  Instead, it was just HUGE with a lot of normal-ish water rides.  Andy came along and was a trooper.  Still, if I had to do it over again, I'd get a sitter for him.  But...we really did have such a good time!  My parents were so nice and both took turns watching Andy so Cam and I could go on some rides together.
I can't believe I'm posting this.  It's the worst picture ever of all of us, especially me.   But I guess that's what makes it funny. 
On the drive home.  Guess the day made us tired!

  • We had dinner at Rudy's, where Abby (and everyone else) was in heaven.  Nothing like that moist brisket! 

  • We had Andy's birthday party.  My family was so great and helped with everything!
  • We went swimming, always a family favorite.  Except for the crickets that were floating all over the pool.  Disgusting.  (We've had a horrible cricket season here this year.) 
  • We went downtown, ate at Hopdoddy, went to the food trucks (cupcakes!), and went to Unusual Objects (our favorite antique store).  We love downtown Austin! 

Abby & Cam are best buds.
  • We finished the trip with a frozen yogurt outing, a family favorite. 

I'm so grateful they could come visit!  We had a blast!  


  1. So glad your family got to come visit, especially for Andy's first birthday! Looks like you guys had so much fun! We are wishing we had Rudy's about now! So yummy!

  2. looks so fun! I'm so glad I got to come too! It's nice to be able to picture the places you talk about.

  3. How is your mom so pretty ALL the time. Argh!