Posted on December 27, 2019
It’s been years since you had seen snow; the only amount you remotely remembered was from a visit to Santa Fe a few years ago. We made up for that on this remarkable day where you learned to SKI during a veritable dumping of the stuff all day long at Ski Santa Fe. A nice little mountain to learn on, you did pretty well for a kid from Texas. And your parents did pretty decent, too… each of us about 10 years since our last trip up and down a snowhill.
Posted on December 25, 2019
Posted on December 24, 2019
One of Austin’s oddest traditions is a short block at 37th and Guadalupe that has turned itself into a weird little slice of the holidays every year. Houses along the block put together unusually Austin-esque light and holiday displays. Some are sweet. Others are just confusing. And in between, it’s simply a lot of fun to explore. This year included a small shrine to one of Austin’s departed heroes, Daniel Johnston (artist, musician, muralist).
Posted on December 19, 2019
Last year, you missed the annual holiday Celebrations presentation at Lee (Disney!), honoring a few different holiday traditions. But this year, you were all in, singing the songs for weeks in advance, then doing a great job the night of. “Round and round we go, we hold each others’ hands and lead ourselves in a circle. The time has come. The dance goes on…” is the roundabout song we now hear in our sleep.
Posted on December 15, 2019
Posted on December 14, 2019
Posted on December 12, 2019
This was the first year you really GOT Home Alone. Last year it was kind of confusing and boring for you. We lucked out that the Paramount included it this year in their holiday film series, so we saw it huge in the theatre. Extra points to them for the fake snow machine out front.