Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Austin Wedding Weekend

This past weekend we were in Austin for the wedding of our friends, Kyle and Kayla.  We left work early on Friday but got into some horrible traffic and were super late to the rehearsal dinner, but the rest of the weekend was wonderful!  The wedding weekend was in the Lakeway area of Austin, and we stayed at Lakeway Resort & Spa with our friends Billy and Carly.  Everything was beautiful, and it was fun to getaway and spend time with lots of Austin’s high school and college buddies. 

On our way to the resort from the rehearsal dinner on Friday night, we had to stop the car and watch some sweet little fawns and their mama for a while!  I was so obsessed and really wanted to bring one home with me.  There were deer everywhere in this neighborhood – seriously so many deer in one place!

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Saturday I spent most of the day at the pool and ended up with what I’m going to call a good base tan for the summer… others might call it a sunburn, but it is turning quite nicely into a little bit of a tan. 

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The ceremony was in a shady little spot near a golf course, and it was beautiful! 

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And, the last picture I took at the wedding is of the cake – always the best part of a reception, right?!

We got to squeeze in brunch with Austin’s parents and sister before we left town on Sunday at an Austin classic – Kerbey Lane.  I was happy happy happy to get some pancakes on Sunday morning before our trip back, and we loved getting to spend some time with them and celebrate a belated Father’s Day with Buddy!

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We went in search of Coke Icees in Waco on our way back, but finally settled for Dr. Pepper – a close second.  We were in Waco after all, so I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised that we were able to find DP and not Coke!  I adore Icees and it had been ages since I’d had one.  Perf end to a fun weekend!

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Making the Switch

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Charleston: The Rest

One of my favorite parts of our Charleston trip was the early morning walk we took on our last day there.  It felt a little bit like most of the city was still asleep, and we just walked and walked.  Everywhere I looked was a beautiful window box, a detailed iron gate, or a giant porch.  These are some of my favorite scenes from that morning.

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The end!  Charleston, we can’t wait to return. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Charleston: The Fun!

Other than walking around Charleston, shopping, and drooling over all of the pretty houses/landscaping, we made time for two quick trips out of the city.  One was to visit Boone Hall Plantation, and the other was to do some kayaking.  We planned our visit to Boone Hall so that we would arrive right when it opened in hopes of beating the heat.  Well, that and making it back to Charleston for our 11:30 brunch reservation!  The plantation was so beautiful, and we loved touring it and learning all about how it is still actually a working plantation and all that goes on there. 

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Gosh, it was just absolutely beautiful.  While we were there, I saw a bride getting a tour of the property for her reception – this would literally be the prettiest place EVER for a wedding reception! 

Later that same afternoon (after brunch!) we headed back out of the city to go on a three hour guided kayak tour.  Austin had a great time… and I wanted so badly to love it just as much as I loved kayaking in Oklahoma, but I just wasn’t quite feeling it.  The kayaks were bigger and bulkier and harder to control than the ones we rented in OK, and we were going straight into the wind, against the tide, and it was burning hot.  The newborn baby dolphin we saw almost made up for it though!  I cut my kayak ride a tiny bit short which allowed me to get a couple of pictures of Austin finishing up his ride. 

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Ok, all of my “walking around pictures”-  aka window box and topiary pictures – will be consolidated into one final Charleston post.  There are so many, and I am not looking forward to narrowing them down at all!