Tuesday, December 25th

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying the day off from work and celebrating in your favorite way. I’m relaxing, reading, making pancakes, and enjoying the mild weather in Austin. My dreams of a white Christmas faded years ago and have been replaced with flip flops and year round sunscreen application.

Anyway, the change of climate hasn’t dampened my decorating enthusiasm. Mr. Betty and I take pride in our rad ornament collection and last year I gave a rundown of some of our favorites. We added some new guys to our tree this year:


After not having a tree topper for as long as I can remember, we found this awesome cardinal. You can’t tell from the photo, but it’s huge. Like, as big as your head.

I’d like to think our new shark and sneaker reflect our personal style:

Shark Ornament

Sneaker Ornament

A couple nights ago we headed over to Mozart’s Coffee Roasters to check out their light show. While crowded, it wasn’t the insane chaos of the Trail of Lights.


Mozart’s is one of our homesick comfort spots. There aren’t a ton of places to sit on the water in Austin, and Mozart’s sprawling decks make us feel right at home. And they really go all out for the holidays, with lights dangling everywhere. It feels like a caffeinated wonderland. The light show starts at the top of the hour and lasts about 15 minutes. Each of the five or six songs had a different theme and little show. Very pretty, and the hot cocoa and cider were delicious. This lasts till New Year’s, so there’s still plenty of time to go.





Hula Hut

The palm trees are next door at the Hula Hut and worth the visit on their own. Aren’t they the coolest?

3 Responses

  1. Gsvin Muenzberg says:

    Me and my buddys checked out the 2016 Mozarts Christmas light show and it was awesome! We even posted it on Yobored.com next stop, the trail of lights! šŸ™‚

  2. Lee says:

    Merry Christmas to you, Mr. Betty, Chloe and Vanessa. You were sorely missed on the East Coast this year, but that’s making it more enticing to plan a trip down soon! We love you!!! xoxox

  3. Kristina says:

    Merry Christmas to you and Mr. Betty, I’m so glad we have met in 2012 I see more fun in 2013. Can’t thank you enough for coming out and helping with Tamales. You both rock and it’s an honor to know you. Love the ornaments.

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