Friday, July 11, 2008

4th of July

We had a great 4th of July weekend. Of course it is always nice when Marc has a day off to play; but it is even better when we get visitors...and we got both. Marc's sister and her family came down to Austin from Dallas for the festivities. Our kids are the same age and really get along famously. So we did a lot of pool time, a big BBQ with some other local friends and even tried our hand at canoing. We all loved it - minus Beckett...he screamed the whole time because he hated his life jacket...needless to say he may or may not have ruined the experience for many within earshot of his screeching (we still love him). As you can see by the photo...the only time he stopped crying is when he started eating the stale hot dog buns we were feeding the swans.
I have decided that I officially love to have visitors. I am not sure if it is just because I love to entertain...or if it justifies making large batches of cookies and other goodies - for the guests, of course!! So for anyone looking for a cheap and fun vacation, Austin is your place. We would love to put you up and show you a good time!