Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Day of Firsts...

Saturday, February 27 was a day of firsts at our house. Garth's brother Travis and their niece Kinsey came for a weekend visit. Kinsey came to see us before she leaves for Marine bootcamp (keep her in your prayers... she is excited and we are oh so proud!).

Saturday was beautiful therefore we decided to go to Zilker Park. This park is just a few blocks from Garth's work but we have never been there together to enjoy. It has a great playground for the kids, a train ride and then the famous Barton Springs Pool. It was a little too chilly for a dip in the pool but we did go on the train ride! The girls had a blast climbing all over the playscapes, running up and down the hills and of course the train ride!

After going Saturday we will definitely be meeting Garth for picnic lunches from TacoDeli at the Park! (Ensalada Tacodeli-Sirloin, no cheese, no sour cream... soooo yummy!)

The other first, was that I got to go on my first "girls night" out in downtown Austin. I was invited to go with some of the girls from the neighborhood for a little dinner and dancing and spirits ;)
We began the evening at the Iron Cactus and enjoyed our dinner on the roof listening to the sounds of 6th street below... so fun.
On a side note... Let me just say that if I had gone to undergrad here at UT... graduation would have been questionable, I definitely would have chosen the 8 year Ralph White Scholarship Program (AKA my dad) instead of the 4 year program!
Okay back to the evening... Then we headed down to Pete's Dueling Piano Bar, where we listened to one of our neighbors sing and play all of the fun requests (I have never met this neighbor, David Lee,... still have no idea really who he is but the neighborhood girls knew, so it was fun)... and then it was off to dance.... dance and did I mention dance!?! I haven't had a night out dancing since right after Izzy was born, so that was over 2 years ago... it was time ;) And I think it is safe to say I got it out of my system for a few months... or maybe years! And Garth is thankful because I got to do it with the girls and he didn't have to suffer through dance party USA with me this time. HAHA!!! We had a great time. I can now say that I have been out on 6th street and maybe a few more streets...?...?...


  1. Didn't you and I eat at the Iron Cactus in North Austin?