Phew….it’s been a loooong Sumer/Fall transition for us! From moving into our new home state of Georgia to traveling like crazy people to starting a new job, August, September, October and November have been a little hectic in our house.
We’re happy to say we’re back in the saddle and ready to start blogging again (and by we I really mean I since I’ve yet to lasso Ben into posting…a girl can dream, right?).
So here’s the short catch up session on what we’ve been up to via pictures:
I spent the middle/end of August at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas for work. As usual, after 10 days and -5 hours of sleep per night in a hotel, the team starts to get a little crazy.
In late August Ben and I took a trip up to New York to see my grandparents only to get stuck in the middle of Hurricane Irene. She ruined all sorts of wonderful plans we had like seeing Hair and exploring in the city. We hunkered down and spent lots of quality time with my grandparents and it turned out to be a wonderful trip.
I went to sleep away camp for 7 years in upstate New York and was so excited to visit the Quickway Diner – a huge treat after 4 weeks every summer of camp food. I talked up the dish I remembered most, Disco Fries (fries, gravy, cheese…what a combo) and everyone thought it sounded disgusting.
My co-workers threw Ben and I a going away party and got us some really thoughtful and awesome gifts.
They got us a bottle of Corzo Silver Tequila (if you haven’t tried it go STRAIGHT to a liquor store and make yourself a margarita), golf balls for Ben, sticky notes (I love me some sticky notes), organic dog cookies for Rocky and some other great goodies. They also had a picture of Ben and I framed that was taken for early marketing materials for a venue that my company opened up (we were dressed as a bride and groom). Included in the frame were inspirational quotes that come on Yogi Tea bags that I had been saving. AND if that wasn’t sweet enough they had the whole thing matted in garnet and gold (can I get a Go Noles?!).
I said goodbye to my good friend Sarah one more time over wings, beer and football :).
We moved out of our old apartment in NC and into our new apartment in Atlanta on September 7th.
We went to see Coldplay at Piedmont Park and it was absolutely amazing. The band, the production, the laser light show…the whole thing was really phenomenal.
Jaimi and I saw Wicked with our friend Lizzie and their mamas and naturally we cried like babies and then sang all the way home.
I went to Orlando for work and then back home for my sister-in-law’s Bridal Shower.
My friend from college, Lindsay, came to Atlanta for a quick visit and to see Jaimi and I.
And Ben’s friends from college plus our old neighbor from NC came up for a weekend to visit (8 boys + 1 girl + Ben + Me + 2 dogs = how did we do this in a two bedroom apartment?). We squished in and had a great weekend. Saturday the boys took off to Auburn for the Florida game and I got this text.
My friend Lauren found a guy in a bar and we borrowed his Auburn ears and tail so we could send this back.
I went to Maui for work plus a little vacation with my step mom and sister.
I’ll do a big update on Maui later once I’ve collected all the pictures from the girls (hint, hint ladies!).
Last weekend we went to Ben’s brother’s wedding in Ft. Lauderdale.
And Ben tried out for an adult hockey league here in Atlanta, passed the bar and got sworn in as a lawyer. So proud of this guy!
Well…that’s all for now. I’ll resume regular posting this week. Looking forward to sharing lots of yummy recipes (creamy tomato soup from the fabulous blog Eat, Live, Run plus lots more), Maui pictures and some great restaurant reviews.
Have a great week, y’all!