made our annual trip to ikea
if you've been over here for dinner and wine but found that the toilet paper in the downstairs bathroom had run out... sorry about that. we now have a cabinet over our dual flush toilets that is stocked with supplies. we managed to spend $700 on misc stuffs like this from ikea for quick fixes. the biggest problem has been organization in my 4 yo son's room.
this mountain of stuff has been here since we moved in. I've tried to work with my son and his mother on getting rid of extra toys that go unused. he's the worst about getting rid of anything.
so we assembled the ikea organization devices on saturday and I took the kids to hippie church on sunday while kat stayed home and sorted. she loves to organize.
he has a room again!
and he has his own desk to work at. it folds flat against the wall if more room is needed.
our first stop sunday morning was the kids sunday morning show at ruta maya
afterwards the kids played around this waterscape outside
austin is struck with a bad case of modern condo/loft fever. like these located behind tacoxpress are popping up everywhere. they are usually priced at more than what you can buy a small house for.
that's me! it was a hot december day and hippie church was rockin despite the gray skies and threat of rain!
breakfast tacos with bacon
flowers were distributed to women and children
the south austin body choir dances here for hippie church. they have this style of dancing that is sort of like flailing about slowly and lots of hand contact. it done so slow you don't really need to be coordinated. I'm not making this up, check the link. you can see one person slowly laying on the back of the other in the pic above.
yes, the guy on the right is wearing a miniskirt and his toes nails are painted pink. anything goes in south austin.
the sun broke through the clouds and illuminated the band that was wrapping up a two hour set. the message was clear; God approves of beer and crazy hippie dancing on sunday morning. the tacos were pretty good too.
I did get back to work on the house this week. I'm nearly done painting the rail off the master suit balcony. it looks MUCH better with the gray paint.
sunday night we got back on our holiday party agenda. this was a grinch themed party at a neighbor's house. kat was tired and not into walking the five doors down and then up their driveway. so we drove. we only got about 3 houses down when we found the street was getting clogged with cars. a valet attendant found us a spot on the side of the rd. then we were shuttled via van up the driveway. temps dropped 30 degrees in just over an hours time. it got cold quick.
kat enjoying a non-alcoholic beverage. I drank wine with the neighbors. the food served was delicious.
the parents of the girl in the velvet and tafita dress must've been surprised when they found her sitting in the sand