An Oasis

Nana and Papa came for a visit this past weekend – at least I think Papa came – he spent most of his waking hours locked in the playroom with CB “playing house”.
We did let him out for a little exploration around Austin.

Saturday night was picture perfect.  We made a trip to the Oasis and we could not have picked a better evening.

CB, making her first appearance in her new “do” by the way, and Nana were enjoying themselves.

Don’t even ask what these two were discussing???

A happy man – surrounded by all his lovely ladies.

I’ll be the first to admit that I can lean toward the negative from time to time.  But on a night like this, with a live band, a breathtaking sunset providing the backdrop and daddy’s girl to dance with…it truly doesn’t get any better than this.

The girl’s got mad dance moves…

And of course, it just wouldn’t be an Oasis trip without the obligatory sunset shot…

The Great Dilemma

All I was looking for was a haircut.  That’s got to be one of the worst things about moving.  I mean, it’s easy to find a doctor, mechanic, etc…. But for a haircut you’re usually stuck with two options:  The first option is the super cheap route.  Sure the cut’s only 6 bucks, but then there’s that co-pay at the ER for the blood loss, not to mention the staff infection you picked up from that chair that hasn’t been cleaned since the last hobo got a trim, and well, when you add it all up, it’s just not worth it.


Then, of course, there’s the other option – someone who simply waves the scissors in your general direction and then drops a bill for 400 large in your lap.


Having traveled down both these roads before I decided to ask my friendly Austin concierge, Erin, for advice.  She sent me to a place that was perfect – 5 minutes from work, very reasonable price, and they did a great job.  There’s got to be some catch, right?


Just as the lady starts trimming my hair, in walks this guy in shorts and a t-shirt, chatting away on the cell phone.  I thought the voice sounded familiar, so I glance up and sure enough, it’s the Governor.


Now, those of ya’ll who know me are aware that my political tendencies tend to be all over the map.  So as I’m sitting there enjoying the trim, the first thing that comes to my mind is the voice of Molly Ivins – a wildly liberal, left wing columnist, and one of my personal heroes.  Anytime the Governor is mentioned, she always refers to him as “Governor Goodhair”.  That always cracked me up…until now.


Now, I’ve got a problem.  I really liked the haircut, but can I, in good conscience, continue going to the same place as “Governor Goodhair”   A huge personal issue.

 All in all, the haircut was great, and luckily, no one even brought up my “Kinky” bumper sticker.


Are we there yet?  Are we there yet?  No, it’s still a couple more hours. 

This used to be the routine all the way to Molly and Shane’s house – now it’s just a short hop down I-35…I definitely think Al and CB are getting used to this.

Monday, my girls decided to take a day trip to see their new cousin.

Only thing better than one cute baby…two cute babies

And of course, Miss CB kept a close watch on the situation.

We're BACK!!!!

After an eternity off-line, I’m finally back with some updates of all my girls.  The house hunt was awful, the move worse, and now we just drive around Austin-Round Rock hopelessly lost, but hey, we’ve got cute kids and lots of pictures…so it all works out.

Say hello to Miss Chunk-a-Lunk.

Kicked back and enjoying the bath…

Only Miss MK can make a duck towel look this good!

Loading up to head to the pool, at least we thought the sun hat was cute – Miss MK was, well, bored with the whole thing.

Not to leave anyone out of the updates, CB is adjusting well.  She loves her “New House”  Today was our first trip to the neighborhood pool, and I don’t think we’ll be getting CB away from here anytime soon…

All in all, not a bad Wednesday.  Now, I’ll leave you with a little inspiration for your Thursday —–SMILE!!!!