Let me start of by saying, I love my city! The people are always friendly. The art and music scene are great. It’s also an amazing place to raise a family.
I had the pleasure of viewing a new installation for Austin’s Art over at the Waller Delta this weekend. The piece is called Forever Bicycles and it really messes with your eyes but it is amazing. One of the items on my bucket list is to go around Austin and photograph all of the art pieces and beautiful graffiti walls but it’s so hard to keep up with all the new ones.
Forever Bicycles will be up for the next 5 months if anyone is traveling to Austin for the summer and wants to check it out.
Bowling night at Dart Bowl! My brother’s school had an event for two free hours of bowling for the kids and their family. My brother, Benjamin, hasn’t gone bowling before so this was a first for him and my mom. We played a total of three games in those two hours. At first my little brother was having a difficult time keeping the bowling ball in the center and you can tell he was getting frustrated and not having as much fun as the other kids so we decided to put the gutter rails for him. He immediately started having a lot more fun! He even won a game. Love seeing my little brother having fun. He’s only 10 years old so he doesn’t have other kids around his age in the family to play with. Trying to find new things for him to try is always a goal of my parents and I.
My boyfriend, Marcos, turned 25 this past weekend! He has never been big on celebrating his birthday all he wanted for his birthday this year was to go out with his close friends and kayak on Town Lake. So we did just that. The weather man had threatened with 40-60% change of rain this weekend but it is Austin and anything can happen. Thankfully the morning we went to the lake it was just cloudy and perfect for kayaking. One of his friends brought her paddle board and Marcos really wanted to give it a try but he was stuck in the kayak with me so I guess that means we need to go back to the lake really soon to try the paddle boards. Hope I don’t fall off. I have been wanting to take my dogs to the lake, hopefully they can stay put and not jump off.
The following day we went out to eat with his parents and more of his friends. The food at Casa Chapala is literally the best Mexican food I have ever tried, with the exception of my mom’s home cooked Mexican food. It’s a must try if you are ever in north Austin. One of Marcos’s friend gave him an Office inspired birthday present, in it was a Dundie Award Trophy. He hates me for not being into the Office as much as he is. I swear he has seen all the Office episodes on Netflix like 10 times.
Overall, Marcos had an amazing time with his friends and family. I’m glad I was able to share another birthday with him. I’m so proud of him. It’s been great seeing him grow up into the man he is today. For those of you that don’t know, Marcos and I started dating when he was 14 and I was 16. It’s been quite the love story.