Wednesday, April 29, 2015
What we're eating this week... We are having a pretty busy week this week between our different hobbies so I'm resorting to some crockpot meals that are quick and easy that we can each eat at different times. I've made my salsa chicken that we enjoy on salads and tortillas for both lunches and dinners.
What I'm reminiscing about... All my friends weddings we have had lately. It's been busy but so wonderful being able to get together with all my girlfriends from college. I don't get to see many of them often so it's been great to catch up with everyone!
What I'm loving... the beautiful weather that allows me to enjoy my walks in the afternoon with Cooper and time spent with Tommy out on the back deck. Everyone is in a better mood when the sun is shining!
What we've been up to...WEDDINGS, SHOWERS, AND MORE WEDDING RELATED EVENTS. Yes this is our year of crazy. We have 8 weddings this year and many of them are our closest friends so we not only have the wedding but all the events leading up to the event. This is also some of the busiest time of year for me at work. The end of the year is testing and 5th grade crazy time.
What I'm dreading....I am really not looking forward to having to pack up my classroom and finding a place to put all my stuff. I will probably end up giving away a lot of it but want to keep some stuff in the off chance I go back into the classroom soon. Over the past 4 years I have accumulated a lot of stuff and I hate having to pack things in boxes.
What I'm excited about...I'm really excited about celebrating our 1 year anniversary next month! I can't believe how fast the past year has gone. A lot has changed over the past 11 months with us. We both have applied for new jobs. Tommy started his new job in January and I will start this summer. My sister had a baby and many of my friends have gotten engaged/married. It's been a wonderful year filled with many great memories to last a lifetime!
What I'm watching/reading...I am on a serious binge of watching PARENTHOOD. It's just such a great show. I've been watching since about Easter and I am obsessed. It's driving Tommy crazy because it's the only thing I want to watch. I ordered Carry On Warrior that I'm really looking forward to reading. A friend from work highly recommended it and so I am going to start that whenever it comes in the mail.
What I'm listening to...I just have been listening to the Bert Show and their tunes whenever I'm in the car. Nothing really new in my music listening.
What I'm wearing...I am back in my full-swing of spring Maxi Dresses. I can't wait for my new one form Anthropologie to arrive! I am OBSESSED with the Colors and Poppies on it.
What I'm doing this weekend...This weekend we are watching my parents dog, Holly, for the weekend while they are at the beach. On Saturday night, we are throwing a couples shower for our friends Caroline and Drew. On Sunday I will most likely be playing in the tennis playoffs and delivering dinner to our friends, The Stewarts, and meet their precious baby girl.
What I'm looking forward to next month...I'm excited about closing one chapter in my career and starting a new one. I'm ready for this school year to be over and start my summer vacation. We have some fun events planned over the weekends in May leading up to our anniversary which we will be celebrating in Atlanta on the day and taking a trip in July to celebrate. We are going to a friends lake house for Memorial Day weekend which is always a great time! Looking forward to enjoying the beautiful weather with the ones I love.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Ok I just have to do a sappy post every once in awhile and after this weekend I needed to do one about my husband, Tommy. I had my friend, Samantha, and her boyfriend, Dave, staying with me for the wedding. I was IN the wedding so I wasn't really around at ALL. He took the reigns and really filled in for me. On Friday, he ubered (not sure if that could be a word!) to Midtown and just sat in a bar waiting for me after the rehearsal making conversation with people he didn't know from the wedding family. Then on Saturday, he went to brunch with all my girlfriends and their significant others. After brunch, he took the boyfriends/husbands all around town to try Top Golf (total bust b/c of the wait) then bowling (again a total bust) and then eventually somewhere to play shuffleboard. He doesn't know the significant others very much but he entertained them for the whole day without a single complaint. It is a wonderful quality of his that I don't have to be around for him to show my friends how much they mean to not only me but to him. I am so appreciative of his understanding and help. He loves my friends and they love him back. He is just the best and I am SO lucky that he is mine!
Monday, April 27, 2015
This weekend was one for the books. My best friend, Audrey, married the love of her life, Rob. Audrey and I met when we were in the same sorority in college. Our friendship really blossomed though after we graduated from Georgia. She is such a special friend to me and I was so honored to be part of her wedding day. (Pretty cool side note they got married on the same day as her parents. Her parents celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary this weekend too)
Thursday: we met some people for drinks at Cypress Street Pint and Plate to kick off the weekend.
Friday: We had the bridesmaid’s luncheon at the Swan Coach House with all the bridal party girls and a few of her mom’s best friends. It was as always a super girly good time. She gave us some super soft robes to wear while getting ready on Saturday and earrings for the wedding. We had a great lunch and then I went back with her to the hotel to hang out until the rehearsal instead of driving home and basically turning right around. They stayed at the beautiful Georgian Terrace Hotel. We went to the rehearsal at The Foundry at Puritan Mill then back to the Hotel for the rehearsal dinner. The Turner’s had the rehearsal dinner in the Livingston Restaurant in the lobby of the Georgian Terrace Hotel. It was a beautiful location and right across the street from the Fox Theater. The food was delicious and the speeches were great. The weekend really kicked off with a bang! After dinner we went downstairs to the hotel bar called Proof and Provision. Really neat atmosphere. You kinda felt like you were in a cave.
Saturday: WEDDING DAY! My hair appointment was first so I stopped by Starbucks to grab me, the bride and the MOH some coffee! The same hair/makeup lady that did my wedding did Audrey’s. It was a little stressful getting all the girls hair/makeup done but it all came together and everyone looked beautiful! The photographer showed up at around 2:30 and we all got dressed and ready for the night to begin! Audrey and Rob did their first look outside of the hotel in front of the Fox. It was a special moment that we all got to witness as well. Audrey was a stunning bride and Rob was a handsome groom. They both were glowing all night. Just wonderful to experience! We hopped on the trolley and headed to Puritan Mill for pictures and hanging out before the ceremony. The space was decorated beautifully! The photographers were so efficient and we just had the best day! The reception was wonderful. The band was awesome and we danced the night away! The food (Bold American) was just fantastic! Having all my friends in the same room is always such a treat because everyone lives all over the country and in France. We had a wonderful night celebrating a wonderful couple. I am so happy for Audrey and Rob and can’t wait to see what god has in store for their marriage!
Thursday, April 23, 2015
This past weekend was one of my good college friend's weddings. Carly and Michael Trost got married on April 11, 2015, at Glendalough Manor in Peachtree City. It was so great because my college friends live all over the world these days so it was nice to have everyone in the same place. The setting was beautiful and the company was even better! We had people over on Friday night for a cookout at our house because my friend Kristen and her husband Fred were in town from France. Then Saturday morning I went to my friend, Audrey's, last dress fitting and out to lunch after. I came home and showered to head to Peachtree City for the wedding. We stayed in a hotel for the night because no one wanted to drive after the wedding.
The Ceremony was outside in this beautiful part of the property. The vows that Carly and Michael wrote for each other was so sweet and special. The wedding party looked great too! Then the reception was inside the Manor house. The room was decorated wonderfully, the food was fantastic, and the dancing was a blast. We had the absolute best time! After the wedding we went back to the hotel and stayed up til the wee hours hanging out. I didn't want the weekend to end! Everyone will be back in two short weeks for Audrey and Rob's wedding so there is still much to look forward to! Here are some pictures from the weekend. Carly was a stunning bride!