Last night Peter and I got together with the Morrisons (Brady&Lauren) and the Changs (Jenn&Steven) for fajitas at Matt's El Rancho and gelato at Dolce Neve. We originally planned to go to Rainey Street for drinks after but ended up at the Chang's place watching Howl's Moving Castle (my favorite Miyazaki film!) and drinking shiner. It was a pretty perfect evening.
A housewarming gift from Layne from a few weeks ago:
You can get one for yourself at her store Oh Dandelion! (PS: that's yours truly modeling the apron on the website. Fun fact: I got bit by an ant and had an allergic reaction that weekend; we hid my swollen hand behind the wine glass!)
For a few months now I've been getting together with a few people from the 6pm service at the Stone to pray Sunday afternoons at the For the City center. It's something I look forward to every week, though sometimes it is a battle when I just want to take a nap, yet there's never been a time I have gone and regretted it. We've been going through a book by Andrew Murray on prayer; this week instead of going over a chapter, we decided to prayer walk around the building:
A few months in praying with this group and I still feel like I am just scratching the surface in wrapping my mind around what intercession for people looks like. It's a good place to be, always learning.
Oh how I love this season. Beginning some time in July, I would think to myself (or occasionally complain out loud) at least once a day is it fall yet?
Last night Melissa and I went to check out Fork&Taco on burnet. I had heard that it was overrated so I went in a little skeptical but I was pleasantly surprised; I really liked the decor and the one taco I got was delicious especially paired with a Peacemaker (good job Fork&Taco for having Austin Beerworks).
En route home (Mel's my neighbor), we spontaneously pulled into Half Price books on lamar because sometimes you just need an evening out, walking around and browsing books.
Kae and James took Rose on a little road trip from Temple to Georgetown to see me for lunch yesterday ! We went to Hatcreek Burgers, which is moreorless my happy place here in Georgetown. We ate lunch under the big tree out back and enjoyed the perfect weather.
Yesterday was my mom's birthday. She spent it in Arizona with my dad; I honestly thought she was in Sacramento. My parents travel so much, it's hard to keep up sometimes.
Happy Birthday Mom, hope you had a good one! Thanks for your love.
I painted a couple pumpkins gold this weekend and they joined the two already outside our door:
This weekend was packed in the best way: it included catching up over new candles (Meyers love) with a friend in town from San Antonio (hi Tiff), a BBQ with Peter's GMC, some alone time reading on my balcony, eating hot dogs while watching Antony Bourdain with neighbor Mel, attending Taylor's bridal shower at a cute house in South Austin, and watching Walking Dead with neighbors Georgina and Brandon.