The End of Summer (part 3: Austin)

I warned you that I took an insane amount of photos over the summer.  Believe me yet?  If you’d like to see the first part (summer birthdays) or the second part (June), head here or here.  Otherwise, here are a few memories from our June/July trip to Austin…

On our way up to Austin, we met the Johnsons at the Snake Farm (whose name is a bit deceptive as it also has lions, exotic birds, and a petting zoo just to name a few).

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We got to Austin just in time to see the Carnicoms as they passed through on their move from El Paso back to Ohio.  The kids loved the chance to play with Quinn again and to smooch on sweet baby Jaxyn.  Oh and Jay now ranks on my boys’ list of super cool people as he managed to catch a turtle from the duck pond.  July 2016 046_10_1

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Leslie took us to McKinney Roughs Nature Park.  We took a little hike along one of the many paths there.  It was beautiful!July 2016 089_5_1 July 2016 090_6_1 July 2016 091_7_1 July 2016 092_8_1 July 2016 093_9_1 July 2016 094_10_1 July 2016 095_1_1 July 2016 096_2_1 July 2016 099_3_1

We spent some serious time swimming, of course. Granny and Pappy joined us a few times which the kids adored.   July 2016 101_4_1 July 2016 102_5_1 July 2016 103_6_1 July 2016 104_7_1 July 2016 105_8_1 July 2016 107_10_1 July 2016 108_1_1 July 2016 109_2_1

The Johnsons invited us to join them at a family night event out at the Ladybird Wildflower Center.  That’s one of our favorite places in the area, so we were excited to join them.  We saw birds and snakes and furs and all kinds of things that delight little boys.  July 2016 111_3_1 July 2016 112_4_1 July 2016 113_5_1 July 2016 114_6_1 July 2016 115_7_1 July 2016 118_8_1 July 2016 119_9_1 July 2016 120_10_1 July 2016 121_1_1 July 2016 122_2_1

Back in May, I had an early miscarriage.  I wanted to memorialize the loss so we headed out to Our Lady of the Rosary cemetery in Georgetown where our other miscarriage is buried along with my sister’s little angels.  We named the baby Anna Jeanne and when her stone arrives, we’ll add her in to the garden of babies.  July 2016 123_3_1 July 2016 124_4_1 July 2016 125_5_1 July 2016 126_6_1 July 2016 127_7_1 July 2016 128_8_1 July 2016 129_9_1

We never miss an opportunity for ice cream at Amy’s.  July 2016 130_10_1 July 2016 131_1_1 July 2016 132_2_1 July 2016 133_3_1

William made himself a grappling hook which he used to climb the wall in my parents backyard.  From there he monitored traffic (and is positive he saw the real Carmen Sandiego escape).  July 2016 134_4_1 July 2016 135_5_1

There was a pool party at NIGHT…seriously, my kids were ecstatic at the idea of staying up after dark.  We’re a wild bunch, wouldn’t you say?  July 2016 136_6_1 July 2016 137_7_1 July 2016 138_8_1

For the 4th of July, we headed to Georgetown for the festivities (we were 15 minutes late and managed to miss the entire parade!).  Georgetown is such an idyllic American town…perfect for 4th of July events.  July 2016 140_9_1 July 2016 141_10_1 July 2016 143_1_1 July 2016 146_3_1 July 2016 149_4_1 July 2016 151_5_1 July 2016 152_6_1 July 2016 153_7_1 July 2016 154_8_1 July 2016 155_9_1 July 2016 157_10_1 July 2016 158_1_1 July 2016 159_2_1 July 2016 160_3_1 July 2016 163_4_1 July 2016 165_5_1 July 2016 166_6_1 July 2016 167_7_1 July 2016 169_8_1 July 2016 170_9_1 July 2016 171_10_1  July 2016 173_2_1 July 2016 174_3_1 July 2016 175_4_1 July 2016 176_5_1 July 2016 177_6_1 July 2016 178_7_1 July 2016 179_8_1 July 2016 180_9_1 July 2016 181_10_1 July 2016 182_1_1 July 2016 184_2_1 July 2016 185_3_1 July 2016 191_4_1 July 2016 192_5_1 July 2016 194_6_1

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