Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Earlier in September Karina and I joined Omar on a business trip to San Francisco. I expected it to be a breeze with Karina because of her mild temperment, but she was sick and had somewhat of a rough time. We still had a blast and we even got to see our good friend Anna who just moved back home after being in Austin 3 years. I also had breakfast with two former coworkers but forgot to take our picture. We also visited Sonoma for the day. I loved reminiscing about our time there as newlyweds.
Posted by Josie at 9/25/2012 08:45:00 PM
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Centroamericanto Fest is a festival showcasing Central American singer song writers. My family is Honduran so when I learned about the festival, I had to attend and I had to invite my parents. It was a pretty hot day for September. I kept the girls cool by spraying them with a water mister I brought and we drank plenty of agua de sandia and agua de limon, oh and I can't forget the super delicious homemade pupusas I devoured. Later that night we got a babysitter for a night performance of the Central American music artists at the Cactus Cafe, a favorite music venue of mine here in Austin. My favorite Central American singer of the night was Guillermo Anderson who turned out to be from Honduras in the same town and neighborhood that my mom lived. She didn't know him but it was neat to learn that. If you like the Putamayo Children's CD's, he's also featured on the Animal Playground CD. Below are some pictures of the day. I also have a separate video post of Guillermo Anderson because I couldn't figure out how to include it here.
Posted by Josie at 9/21/2012 09:58:00 PM
Thursday, September 20, 2012
This year I wanted to have a laid back summer with the girls. I intentionally didn't sign them up for camps or committed to any organized activity. I was nervous about doing this but in the end I was glad I did. It was the best summer thus far and I was sad when it came to an end. The one thing I did do was sign up for a gym membership. It was mostly for them because this gym has a great pool for the kids so we spent many afternoons there. We played a lot at home and went everywhere together. I mean everywhere. I adamently avoided the grocery store with all three and made friends with the drive-thru convenient store that saved me when we ran out of milk. I had minimal breaks but it was so nice not to have to be anywhere at a certain time. I think I will consider doing this again. The most difficult thing for me sometimes is just getting out the door. It was so nice to get that stress of my shoulders. Some pics below of our last month this summer.
Posted by Josie at 9/20/2012 09:14:00 PM
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Posted by Josie at 9/19/2012 09:30:00 AM