Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Kelly came to town!

      Kelly came through Austin on her way back to Lubbock and stayed with us this weekend. SXSW was going on still, so we went down to 6th Street to check out all the commotion and show her Justin's office. Very interesting crowd at SXSW! We definitely did not fit in, but I was glad to see it in person. We had to break through a gate set up around his office that had been transformed into a side stage for the bands. Justin's office is very modern and "artsy"...completely  opposite of the hospital.

      After the office and 6th Street, we met up with Uncle Matt and Aunt Kathy at The Oasis. It is a huge bar/grill overlooking  Lake Travis. Great drinks and live music. We love spending time with Matt and Kathy. They are just finishing up all the wedding planning for Melissa's wedding...the next family wedding! We can't wait until June : )

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Private Practice Quiz

Entertainment while I was at work! If you follow the show Private Practice, here's something fun to occupy your time...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Living in Austin

       We've lived in Austin for almost a year now and are finally starting to enjoy life here. Justin is a graphic designer at Sibley-Peteet Design on 6th Street. He works very long hours during the week and even goes into the office on Saturdays when needed. I recently completed orientation as charge nurse at St David's NICU. I enjoy my job, but I still have to work the night shift. My new years resolution was to start (and keep up) a blog. It's already the middle of March, but at least it is getting done! With my odd hours at work and our distance from family, I figured a blog would be the best way to give updates on our life. My sister, Amy, lives in Canyon with her husband, Kelsey and their little 3 month old little girl, Mia. She's the first baby in our family, so she's going to be very spoiled! We don't get to see my parents often because they are still living in Knoxville, TN. Gorgeous town, but way too far away. Justin's sister, Kelly, is living in Lubbock, working as a speech pathologist. Fortunately, his parents are still in Sugar Land, so we get to see them often. They came to Austin to help us move a few weeks ago. We are much happier (and so are our two dogs) in our new house. We also use them as our dog-sitters when we go on vacation. Five dogs is more than I could ever handle on my own, but somehow they do it! We just got back from a cruise to Roatan, Costa Maya, and Cozumel. Justin and his family have gone on several cruises but this was my first. Quite the adventure...