Category Archives: dining

The Best Kind of Dozen

Elijah and I celebrated 12 years of happily ever after, December 30, 2011. We don’t usually make a big deal of our anniversary. We rarely go out to celebrate, opting instead to grill out, open a bottle of wine and snuggle in front of a movie after putting the kids to bed. Often we don’t…

Eat Your Heart Out

Vegas recap week continues!!!! Are you bored yet? Hopefully not but if so, I apologize…sort of. Hands down, for me, the best part of the Vegas trip was the food. Initially, when we settled on going to Vegas I was a little less-than-enthused. Having been to Vegas before, I couldn’t fathom that Sin City could…

To Market, To Market

The weather yesterday was amazing! After 70+ days of over 100 degree weather we finally got a taste of Fall. The temps hovered around 80 and we had a nice cool breeze. It was the perfect day for an Austin outing. We met some friends and had dinner at Central Market, which is essentially a…

There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

 You may have occasionally wondered how far our family would drive for free food. Well, wonder no more. Last weekend we found the answer to that question…75 miles. Let me repeat that, seventy-five miles. Elijah’s uncle sent us a $100 gift certificate to Cooper’s BBQ that he won in a golf tournament. We’d planned on…

High Flying Adored

Last weekend, in between days of sickness, we went to the Zilker Park Kite Festival. It was so much fun! One of the things I love so much about the Austin area is how family friendly everything is. Granted we’ve had to forgo SXSW this year because of the little rugrats, but almost everything else…

Anniversary

I never did post anything about our anniversary dinner. We finally found an actual, real live babysitter (courtesy of a dear friend), so we decided to try a new restaurant. We’ve only been out a handful of times since we moved to the area and so we’re anxious to find our new “go-to” dinner date…

Cheap Date

A big upside to our unexpected out-of-town visitors was the free babysitting they provided last Saturday night. YIPPEE!!! I can’t remember the last time Elijah and I were out alone, so we were definitely due for an evening away from the monkeys. About four months ago Elijah attempted to arrange a lovely Mother’s Day Brunch…

Good Vibrations

A few weekends ago we met up with some of our “Okie” friends in Corpus Christi/Padre Island. Aside from the hurricane induced rain, sleep deprivation, moldy hotel, and whiny kids (we both have two), we actually had a really great time. We were hoping to make this a sun and surf trip but with the…

BATS Spelled Backwards Is STAB

Congress Street Bridge I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… Vacation is no place for children. This past weekend some dear friends from Oklahoma drove down to visit us. They stayed at this amazing resort south of Austin and invited us to crash the party. We spent two full days lounging by the…

Pour Some Sugar on Me

Our Austin trip for June was a visit to Hey Cupcake! which is a local cupcake trailer chain in and around the city. I know our last trip was also of a trailer-food nature but I can’t help it. I started a new job this month and by the time I realized we hadn’t done…