Friday, January 14, 2011

Austin, Texas...what a lovely place :D

Austin has been a favorite of mine ever since I can remember. My twin cousins, my Aunt Dawn and Uncle Dale have lived there for about 11 1/2 years.

Last weekend I had the great privilege of visiting this wonderful city again on the occasion of the 82nd Legislation at the Texas Capitol Building.  A dear brother in Christ and friend of our family, David Simpson, was sworn into the State House of Representatives as the representative for District 7 on January 11th and we came to be with him and his family. Another great thing about our travels was the fact that we got to drive down with the Greene family! :D, as if it wasn't awesome enough that we were behind the scenes in a real-deal-rep's office....they had M&Ms with HIS FACE ON THEM!!!!! :D You can't get much more official than an M&M!

And the waiting around for the event to begin was made so enjoyable by little Mark Jackson's (Bro. David's first grandchild) smiling face. :)

My Aunt Dawn came with us and was sure glad she did once she got to hold Mark. :D

And of course my Dad couldn't resist the offer to hold him as well :)

Just so you don't think that Mark is the only great thing I saw while there....... :)

Sometimes being in places like this just fill you with the undeniable feeling of, "I'm mighty proud to be a Texan!" :D

Lovely Miss Susanna Joy.....second oldest daughter of Bro. David :) She's grrrrreeeat! :D

And this is Hannah....the youngest of the Simpson bunch :)

Later that day, Mrs. Simpson took us over to their apartment which they will be living in for the next 6 months. This is a rose that was on their table. :)

One of their walls is just one ginormous mirror....super cool! :D

Ahhh! I absolutely LOVE this building inside and out! :D

Btw...The flag was half-staff because of the Arizona tragedy and the fatality of the Federal Judge

My mother was kind enough to actually get a picture of me just so no one imagined that I wasn't really there ;)

Yay for Austin! :D


Shelbi said...

Great pictures!

And I have that same dress that you were wearing...great minds think alike I guess!!

Anonymous said...

Aww, how sweet. Lovely pictures Allix. I miss you!!! :)

Christina Hastings said...

Hey Allix! I'm the girl you sat next to during the Election Sermon and we shared the program. I found your blog through Susanna. Just wanted to say that I'm glad you came down to Austin too and you're pictures are really good! I especially love the rose one! (And if you come again, you are more than welcome to hang out with me and take pictures together! *hint, hint* :-) )