a very texas weekend.
i’m not gonna lie just for the sake of my Aggie pride; Austin is awesome. i went a few times in college but didn’t experience its full glory until last summer when we got to spend a few days there with some friends of ours in a cute little house off South Congress. it is full of amazing restaurants and beautiful parks and lots of live music and we were just really thrilled to have an excuse to go back for a few days. so we did, two weeks ago…
our dear friends courtney and andy moved from nyc to houston back in may. they were going to a wedding in austin this same weekend so it worked out perfectly for them to come a little early and meet us for dinner. we met at the Odd Duck - amazing meal - and were soooo thrilled to get a few good hours to catch up with the raymonds. we love those guys :)
other austin foodie-faves: gordough’s, jo’s coffee, elizabeth st. cafe, easy tiger (amazing bakery), hillside farmacy and seventh flag coffee. of course, there are millions of other places, but these are the one’s we managed to hit in our 30 hours there. our friend Keenan lives there, right near the UT campus, so it was great to get to stay at his place.
but enough about Austin, the real reason for the trip was to head south to New Braunfels, TX to see my older brother get married! on Friday afternoon my parents and younger brother flew into Austin, we picked them up, and drove on down. Mike & Krysta hosted the entire weekend at this incredible (& huge!) home right on the Guadalupe river. it was pretty epic. we arrived just in time for dinner. the following day was spent taking it easy, floating on tubes out in the river, enjoying the hammock, eating a bunch of watermelon, drinking quite a few coronas and just enjoying being with family and friends. their wedding was a very special, small ceremony hosted right on the banks of the river that night. it was really wonderful to see how they’ve blended their families together so well and all their kids were included in the ceremony. really special :) afterward we had BBQ, some dancing, lots of shuffleboard and cornhole playing and just general merriment. good stuff!
the weekend was really relaxing in general and it was very wonderful to get to be there to support these guys! we have a pretty cool family i’d say. congrats, Mike & Krysta!