Monday, July 25, 2011

We bought a Austin!!!

We had a quick weekend trip to Austin to buy a house of all things! Jon got a job with Charles Schwab there and he will start on August 8th. However, our house will not be ready until the end of the month, so Cole and I will join him then.

So, here are some pictures of our house! It is in a town called Leander which is growing quickly!

Ours had red brick and the door is on the other side of the garage. Like this:

It has 4 beds, game room, 2.5 baths. The builder includes all the appliances and all the landscaping. But since they are in a drought, they won't landscape until the drought breaks. So, we will have dirt for a while!

Monday, July 18, 2011

4th of July

We had a fun 4th this year! We just hung out around home, but we had fun. For dinner we had ribs, corn on the cob, German potato salad and Brazilian Lemonade (SO GOOD!).

Then, we had some fun doing some fireworks. The loud ones scared Cole...but he LOVED the snaps! Actually the sparklers scared him too...which was weird because her liked them last year...go figure.

Then it was time for the big fireworks! We have always had an awesome view from Mom and Dad's deck, but the trees are getting so big, it might not last much longer! But we were still able to see some fireworks. We also roasted marshmallows on the grill and made smores! So fun!

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July Craft

Here is our latest craft that my sisters and I did...however, I think I am the only one who has finished it so far (C'mon guys!) :) We found it on eighteen25 (fun blog). It was originally for Halloween, but we thought it would be great for the 4th of July too.

I love it! Not too cheesy or sparkly and pretty darn cute. I had some help arranging the "flowers" from Mom. She is the master arranger. So, I had her help me--and thank heavens, I am sure it would not have turned out so cute.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 29th Jon!

Yup. 29. He's a youngin' folks.

We had a fun little celebration for Jon this year. On Sunday, we celebrated with the Dunnings. Jon and Robin (Jon's older brother) have close birthdays so, we celebrate together. We had an awesome dinner and equaly awesome desserts (Cream cheese browines for Jon and Banana Cream Pie for Robin).

Then on Tuesday (his actual birthday), we had dinner at Red Robin (I love that place, but it is REALLY loud) and I made a chocolate bundt cake for dessert. Cole was SOOO excited about the cake (who knows why...he's never tried any!) and kept wanting to see it by asking, "Cakey?" So, or course, Jon let Cole blow out the candles with him.

Then, at the playful urging of Grandma, he stuck his finger in the frosting...then all the way INTO the cake! He pulled out a chunk and ATE IT! He gagged a few times, but Jon was distracting him and he ate it! WITHOUT SPITTING IT OUT OR BARFING! Can you tell we are excited?!?!?!?!?

Jon got some fun gifts. We are so glad he was born 29 years ago!