I have such a fun group of friend. At Christmastime, one of my fabulous friends found a groupon for an hour at a photo booth. Being that this sounds interesting, she got one for her family and another one for her friends. Last night, we made a plan for six of us to head over to South Austin Gallery and have a good time taking silly pictures. I envisioned us all smashed in to a photo booth with silly hats on, but this was much more. They had a professional camera and a white backdrop and all of us got to dress up with silly props and take fun pictures. I can’t wait to see how these pictures turn out.
After the photo shoot was over, we headed over to the Rot Rally Parade. I have lived here for 6 years and I’ve never been in town on the weekend of Rot Rally. We went to watch the parade at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel on Congress street because that is where my friends always go to watch. When we got there, we found out that they had finally gotten smart and were charging to get out on the balcony. My beautiful friend started talking to the door man and he asked if we were sitting over there, so she said yes. He told us he had just gotten word that we were allowed to go out there for free. I’m not really sure where he got the word, but we took it! We grabbed our other girl friend and went out on the balcony and watched the parade from start to finish. As we were watching, our husbands got there and my beautiful friend got them in for free too! OMG! She saved us so much money last night!!! lol! The parade was probably the coolest thing I’ve ever seen in Austin. There were thousands of motorcycles up and down the street. They end the parade by parking them all in the center of Congress. It was so much fun! I hope we get to do this again next year. Maybe I’ll get my Vespa working and go out there and ride with them.
Motorcycles everywhere you look!
Motorcycles as far as you can see. All parked down Congress with the state capitol in the background.
Yesterday was the last day of school for the kids. The last day is always my least favorite day of the year because the kids go home for the summer and I miss all of them. This year was particularly sad because our school has been open for six years now and our first group of kindergarteners are moving to the middle school next year. It’s been amazing to watch these kids grow into really great people.
To celebrate the end of the year, one of the teachers suggested we all go to Painting with a Twist. If you have never been before, I suggest you get a group of girls together and go. It’s basically paint by numbers but without the numbers. An artist walked us through the steps and we all painted the same picture. Even though the picture is the same, everyone has their own style, so they are all just a little bit different. I can’t say that I would choose this picture for my house, but I might put it up in my office. I really only went for the experience anyway!
Shannon always has to add her own flair!
Our group with our matching pictures!