Thursday, March 19, 2009


OK...first off, there are a LOT of pictures. But, it doesn't take a long time to actually look at pictures.

Secondly, these are in reverse order. Why? Well, when you download on blogger, you can only do 5. Those 5 are posted in the reverse of what you selected. Then, every subsequent download is over the others. I didn't think of that until I was on photo number 10. It doesn't matter the order, though ;)

This is our trip to Austin. The MAIN reason we went is to go visit these people right here. If you go to Mommy Spice on my sidebar, you can read her blog. This couple has meant so much to us over the past several years....we love them dearly. You can see Spicy Girl in the pink. (You WOULD have been able to see a picture of me and all the goodies, along with my other 2 kids, but I look pregnant. I refuse to LOOK preggers if I ain't actually preggers. It was NOT a pretty picture....all hangin' out and crap like that....but I digress.)

Anyway, this couple has an Auntie Anne's Pretzel Shop in the Austin area. We went to see them, their store and, of course, to sample. As I had never had an Auntie Anne's pretzel product, I was lucky to taste some of EVERYTHING! YUM!!! The cinnamon sugar with light cream cheese is YUMMY!

Checking out of our hotel. This is one of the few places that trusts their guest to NOT jump out of the window...they still opened. We took full-advantage and let the kids throw all of the soft stuff down to DH and the FTU. TOO FUN!

After some Amy's ice cream.

DH and DS #4

Brothers: #2 and #1

DS #3

DH and DS #1

The food court area, where Amy's was, had a lot of cow statues....the kids were all over them. Here is #3 and #4.

#1 and #2

His ice cream was obviously quite yummy!

All 4 outside the Oasis restaurant in Austin.

OK...there is a story with this. This picture is taken at the Oasis over Lake Travis. It is gorgeous...a lot of fun. Well, the kids kept walking to the glass looking over onto the lower decks and down to the water. We look up and notice one of the boys "caressing" a certain part of the sculpture. I'll leave it to your imagination, but the thing I think of is Ralphie and the leg the following clip to about 1:45....THAT is how it was with this sculpture.

On the train, waiting to circle the park.

#3 and #4 on the swings

#4 holding onto the bar.....INTENSE!

#3 on the sliding bar

OK...thanks for visiting. I'll be putting up zoo pictures later. Tomorrow, I will be taking the boys to the zoo....just hope nobody approaches me. They might think I'm trying to break the monkeys out of the their cage. :)


Anonymous said...

LOL "Frageelee" I love that movie so much LOL

Glad you had a great trip LL

Mommy Spice said...

We wanted to take the Ortiz's to The Oasis, but it was sooooo rainy and cold. We love the cows at the Arboretum (sp?), and you can't beat Amy's Ice Cream. It is truly the best. Glad to introduce you to a little Auntie Anne's....and it was so good to see you all!!

Unknown said...

How fun! I can't believe how big the boys are!!

I'm total laughing at the romantic moment with the statue and too funny that we also refer to our kids by numbers!

Alicia @ said...

How fun! Looks like a great time!! I love all the pics too!! You have a beautiful family LL!