So here I go, a little early. I will update this with December details in January. Check back in if you are interested a Very Carusillo Christmas.
2015 was the year of all the cooking.
In January this year, we rang in the new year with new and old friends. Some of you may recognize my freshman undergrad roommate Carolyn. As it turns out, she and her wife had recently moved to Austin too.
We also had visits from the parents in January. Cale's mom came out and we showed her the sights.
My parents came out and became deathly ill.
We continued to explore Central Texas with a visit to Enchanted Rock.
Cale got a new motorcycle...for himself...for Valentine's Day.
Sara took a photography class and participated in a +Acumen MOOC (massively open online class) on Storytelling for Change.
And a picture of a dress on the internet completely blew my mind. That shit is white and gold, people.
March was a pretty good month for visual activities. My photo class assignment was to shoot an event, so Cale and I found a break dance competition.
I was also assigned to create an image that represented time. I ended up spending many hours up on the 360 Overlook.
We tried to go to SXSW, got sick of the lines, and saw the Night Owls at Bangers instead.
There was a PhD wedding.
My favorite Austin festival. HonkTX. Though, if we are being honest with ourselves, the only Austin festival we have gone to.
And the MBAs celebrated Holi.
And so begins all the food pictures.
April was the best month of the year, I think.
We had a Very Veltri-Gillet Peace Corps wedding...
...in Yosemite National Park.
We saw Dengue Fever at Red 7 before the venue was closed later in the year.
And went to the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show.
We also continued to explore our new home.
Cale closed out his first year as a PhD student quite successfully with the his first publication (though it was for his work at IU). While Sara headed to Ghana with an MBA Global Connections course.
In June our country finally made a big leap towards equality and legalized marriage equality.
And more cooking
We celebrated our independence with Indiana friends who are in Texas now too.
We discovered the wonders that are all the waterways so very close to our backyard and ate all the queso at the Mohawk Quesoff.
And we headed to the coast for a beach vacation.
And more cooking
In August school started up again. Cale was back for his second and last year of PhD classes. But, more importantly, we added a new member to the family. Penfold. You can call her Penny.
Cale and Jodi entered the Austin Hot Sauce Festival with their offering, Hot Blooded, a blood orange hot sauce.
Based on Facebook and Instagram, a whole lot of nothing happened in September, but we did do a lot of cooking.
Cale presented at his first professional conference, one step closer to becoming a prestigious doctor.
And gratuitous Penny picture.
We had another PhD wedding.
And I had my big event for the year at work.
Gratuitous Penny picture.
Annette came back down to Austin and joined us for the Thanksgiving with all the foods.
The cooking continued.
It was a Very Carusillo Christmas in Indianapolis that also included more cooking. Cale bourbon glazed a ham and made a spinach mushroom lasagna, I baked a pie and a turnover, and between the two of us we also cooked a broccoli gratin and mashed potatoes. As we were sitting down to eat, it hit me, we completely forgot to make the salad. Clearly that was not one of the priorities!