Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cousins in Austin!

I am so so grateful that our schedules have allowed that two weeks has been the longest we have gone without seeing family all summer. It has really helped with this transition to Austin and we have high hopes that we can keep this rhythm :) (Lots of sales on Southwest right now...just sayin' ;)

And while the Rickens and one Nonnie were only here for about 27 hours, we sure did manage to pack a bunch of fun in! We even made it a mini 'beach' reunion...

It seems in the weeks since our last visit to Emma Long, there have been lots of boats come by. It was definitely much dirtier. Perhaps it is also because we have just come from the pristine white sands of Destin. We still had some messy fun though... and stopped by the MUCH cleaner pool on the way home.
I think it is safe to say that these kids had a blast.

I remembered that I had wanted my mom to see the Peacock Preserve at the foot of Mount Bonnell. I love this place so much. Unfortunately, the peacocks were a little hot and while in abundance they didn't open all their feathers---despite our numerous attempts to scare them, flirt with them and pretend we were "Kevin bird". Such a pretty place! Apparently, it is where all the Gabriel's hang out. We met two there.

And what better way to cool off after a fun sun filled weekend than with Amy's. My sister said something about one going up in Dallas maybe? We will definitely be looking into this... if so... hooray for Dallas!!! First Torchy's and now Amy's?!

Can't wait to see you guys in 9 days!

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