Monthly Archives: April 2009

Our New baby – FIRST SMILES CAUGHT ON VIDEO!

Tweet Last night, when I was trying to download a few videos from my handheld camera, my son Brandon asked if he could hold our new baby, Genevieve (“Jenny”).  I was ecstatic that I managed to catch her smiling on video for the first (and second) time.  I hope this video makes your day a…

Mighty Fine Burgers – Austin, Texas (Video Journal)

Tweet I have been working on improving my video skills lately, and since I had my pocket video camera with me today during my time with my family, I decided to shoot a few quick videos and incorporate them into a restaurant review. Mighty Fine Burgers has three locations in the Austin metro area (one…

New Baby Pictures!

Tweet After numerous requests, I decided that it was time to post some new photos of our sweet new baby girl, Genevieve (“Jenny”).  I took these pictures over the past day or two.  THANK YOU for all of the incredibly kind baby gifts that you have sent! In this first picture, Jenny appears to be…

“Sounds Like a Good Problem to Have” – Results from ActiveRain

Tweet This is my 800th post on ActiveRain.  I spent a lot of time and effort writing original content over the past couple of years, and I wanted to take a minute today to answer a question that has been posed to me many times: “Jason, is it worth it?  Have you seen good results…

Kyle Texas Home for Sale – Former Model Home – 442 Summer Lane – $175,000

Tweet One of our agents listed a terrific former model home in Kyle (due south of Austin).  Located at 442 Summer Lane in Four Season Farms, it is priced at $175,000. Features: 2118 square feet per tax records3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms Built in 2004 by Perry Homes (former model home) Ready for quick move-in!…

Round Rock Ranch Home for Sale – 1810 Rosenborough Lane North – $214,000

Tweet I just got a new listing a couple of days ago in the gated Enclave at Round Rock Ranch.  Although we have all heard, “shows like a model” more times than I care to count, this home actually does show extremely well.  Features: 2676 square feet per tax records 5 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms…

This Post Entitles Bearer to Five Hundred Thousand (500,000) Points!

Tweet I hit the half-million point mark on points last week.  Actually, the AR guys were kind enough to give me a “new dad” gift by rounding my points a little bit so that I could hit exactly 500,000 (see screen shot at right).   When I started on ActiveRain back in August 2007 (20+ months…

Austin was the Second-Fastest Growing City in the U.S. for 2007-2008

Tweet According to a U.S. Census Bureau report that was released in March, Austin is the second fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States, ranking behind only Raleigh, NC in terms of percentage growth. Austin grew by 3.8% during the period from mid-2007 to mid-2008, hitting a population of around 1.7 million.  This seems…

Austin Named #1 on List of “Best Large Cities for Job Growth”

Tweet Once again, Austin has been recognized nationally with positive economic news. Austin ranks No. 1 on the list of big cities for employment potential from NewGeography.com.  The Capital City posted modest job growth of just 1 percent in 2008 but that was still better than a lot of other big cities.  That growth, coupled…

Please Welcome Crouch Baby #4 – Genevieve Elise Crouch!

Tweet It has been a long couple of days for us here in Austin, but I finally had a chance to sit down and write an “official” baby post for our new daughter: Genevieve Elise Crouch was born Thursday morning, April 9th, at 1:42am.  She weighed 9 lbs, 11 oz., and was exactly 22 inches long. …