Monday, April 15, 2019


Howdy!  Hope every one had a good weekend!
Raylan's weekend started with a "home day" where Papa took him to swimming lessons and to the park by Mansfield Dam.  It sounds like he had a blast.

That dam kid.
On Thursday evening we met up at La Posada for dinner, and to have a little celebration for Ryan's birthday.  Jamie had a cold and didn't make it, but she was missed.

Ryan and Raylan exchange an April birthday high five

Margaritas and birthday loot.  I think Grandma turned Uncle Ryan's
birthday card into a reading/writing lesson for Raylan

Uncle Ryan gave Raylan an early birthday present.
It's a fish tank with artificial fish.  I am grateful that fake fish
currently generate the same level of enthusiasm as
real pets.
On Saturday night we went to a wedding for Noe and Katie at Umlauf Sculpture Garden.  I've known Katie since she was about five years old and was adopted by her family, the Leihs, here in Austin.  We all went to church together growing up, and we spent a lot of time together as kids.  Nowadays all of the Leih kids live up in the New York City area, so we rarely see them.  It was good to catch up a bit at the wedding, though.
I'm embarrassed to report that I didn't get any great pics of Noe and Katie together.  It seems like whenever I had a clear line of sight for a moment a professional wedding photographer would jump on in there, so I didn't end up with a good pic of them.

Three cool cats in sunglasses

My beautiful wedding date.
And... Dad.... ;-)

Katie and her dad, Tom, share a dance

Wine and truth-tellin' with Mom and Ryan

Dad and Katie
The wedding was beautiful, the food was great, and we had a really nice time.  Thanks to Katie and Noe for inviting us!

On Sunday I took Kiddo to her TuneBugz class.  She is really loving it now that she's used to it.
On Sunday the weather was beautiful, and Amy let me out of the house to go for a bike ride.
I rode downtown and back up South Congress.  It was a nice ride.  Austin's spring weather is definitely one of the highlights of living in our town.

Even took off the bike helmet for this shot!
Heidi and Matt are in town on a vacation/maybe we'll move to Texas someday trip, and they came over later on Sunday afternoon.
We hung out in the back yard, and chatted for a while.
Eventually we went out to dinner at Odd Duck.  We had a really nice time, and a nice meal.  It was good to catch up with them.

Mom and Dad/Grandma and Papa were kind enough to babysit so we could go out to eat.  Raylan and Kiddo had a fun time with them.

And that was our weekend!  We went home after dinner and passed out pretty early.

Hope everyone is doing well!

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