Friday, November 19, 2010

Celebrating our Anniversary-Downtown Austin

Over the weekend we celebrated our Anniversary with a stay-cation.  We are always going, so we decided to spend time here in Austin!  Friday we hung out with Shannon and Scott.  We all cooked the most delicious burgers and I tried a new recipe for my side dish.  Super easy, healthy, and easy to make alterations it is...

Brown Rice Salad with Spinach and Tomatoes

2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp sugar
salt and pepper
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 peeled cucumber sliced
2 cups baby spinach
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

First mix oil, vinegar, dill, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper. Add rice, cucumbers, spinach, and tomatoes and toss to combine.  I think it would be good with an avocado too!
Saturday we slept in, packed, and then headed downtown to Zilker park.  We had a yummy picnic lunch on a park bench overlooking Lady Bird Lake and downtown.  One of the best views I must say.  And to top off lunch, a fellow Austin musician by the name of Woode Wood was playing his guitar and singing to all those running on the trail.  We of course struck up a conversation with him and he played us a love was perfect!  After lunch we hopped on our bikes and weaved through the Townlake trails to enjoy the beautiful weather and burn a few calories. 

 This next part may sound really boring but it was one of our favorite parts!  We checked into the motel, watched HBO movies, and took a long felt great :)  For dinner we headed to Polvos (thanks for the introduction Erin)...nothing fancy, just good Austin atmosphere and a tasty salsa bar.  No delicious margarita but the food made up for it. 

Since the Aggies vs Baylor game started at 6, we quickly found a restaurant, Freddie's Place, with the game on.  We practically had the place to ourselves...guess everyone else was watching t.u...i'll stop there.  We lounged on sofas while drinking hot cocoa and Coors...And yahoo!!!!  The Aggies pulled off another "W"!  Freddie's was a cute place...washers, smores, live music, and a huge outdoor area.  Great place for kids too. 
 Sunday we planned to eat at the Magnolia Cafe but changed our mind when we saw the line.  Instead we sacrificed for amazing Torchy's Tacos!  

That about wraps it up...'til next year. 

22 Weeks!


  1. You make such a cute pregnant mommy! Congrats you two. Looks like you had an amazing anniversary.

  2. Love the slogan. "Get a little nookie" at torchy's taco. Crazy! Sounds like a great weekend for a great couple.
    Love you both

  3. So glad you had such a fun anniversary!
    Love you!