Monthly Archives: December 2007

Come to my House for Christmas! – Okay, maybe I should have invited you sooner?

Tweet I promised some of my friends on AR a few days ago that I would post some of our family Christmas photos.  Some of these were taken on Christmas Day, and others were taken in the days since then.  I hope you enjoy them all! Here is our toddler Abby looking happy to have opened a…

A couple of Active Rain tips for newbies (and perhaps some veterans, too)

Tweet I have discovered a couple of items here at Active Rain during my time here, and I thought it might be valuable to share this information with my friends.  I am probably not the first to write about this, but I only recently figured out that it is possible to invite others to any…

FAMILY REUNION – Weekly Summary for Active Rain “Family Ties” Group – 12/28/07

Tweet   Welcome to "Family Reunion", the weekly recap for the Family Ties group.  The group continues to grow each week.  We increased from 169 to 174 members this week, and from 861 to 925 posts!  It won't be long before we hit the 1000 mark in this group.  Welcome to all new members, and…

Top Employers in Austin Texas – Looking for a job? These may be worth considering

Tweet Occasionally, we have potential home buyers who are considering moving to Austin, and they ask about the primary employers here in this area.  Each year, the Austin Relocation Guide releases a list of the top Austin employers, both public and private.  Here is the latest list:     1. The State of Texas –…

Round Rock Restaurant Review – Zorba Greek Restaurant

Tweet   Yesterday, while my mom was still in town, we decided to go do a bit of shopping with the whole family.  We were headed to Lakeline Mall, and we originally considered going to that area to eat.  On the way there, I decided that would be ill-advised, considering it was the day after…

The only day of the year that my kids get up before I do

Tweet I hope all of you had a terrific Christmas today.  We had a great morning and it really looked like a gift factory exploded in our living room.  We had kept the gifts in the garage to avoid the reign of terror of our 21-month old daughter, and it took three of us (me,…

Christmas Time is Finally Here!

Tweet I have not seen children this excited about Christmas in all of my days.  My kids are REALLY looking forward to tomorrow.  Since my wife and I have had a tremendous flurry of extracurricular activities to deal with this month, we just got around to decorating the outside of our home yesterday (I may…

What Can I Buy in the Austin, Texas area for Under $150,000? Seriously?

Tweet Are you considering a move to Austin?  Are you looking for an investment property here in Texas?  Either way, we can help.  Take a look at some of the incredible values still available here when compared with other markets around the country (we have others): This home is located in Round Rock, which is…

Join Me and My Family on Our Recent Trip to the Mall – You Won’t Regret It!

Tweet We went shopping at Lakeline Mall in Cedar Park a couple of nights ago with all three kids in tow.  We first visited JC Penney so that my wife could pick out some clothes for her mom.  Since I was on kid duty, I watched the kids play "hide and seek" in the clothes…

Transported by Song – A Look Back on My Collection of Records from 1977-1978

Tweet In honor of our recently formed group Inspired by Song!, I wanted to talk about a few songs that will literally transport me in time whenever I hear them.  A couple of these could also be considered guilty pleasures, but they really are a part of my personal history. When I was a kid,…