Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Last 10 Years in Pictures...

Good morning! Greetings with the energy that a grande Starbucks coffee and a morning workout can bring. I'm back on the workout wagon and it feels good! So, I ran across this in the NYT today and thought it was worth a post. (If you click on the image you can a larger version.) Happy Tuesday - and third to last day of this year.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I was behind the eight ball. It was December 2nd and my Thanksgiving/Fall decorations were still up at the house. Each time a saw them I was reminded that I was slacking on my job as the 'Holiday Decor Director' of my house. Then, on the 11th, I could take it NO more! Robert and I made the annual trek to Lowe's for our Christmas Tree. Once the tree was in the house, I had no choice but to get the Thanksgiving decorations down STAT. Had the fall leaves been in the presence of the green fir tree for too long the world may have combusted, and it would have been all my fault! After that it was easy, putting up the outside lights, mantle decorations and Christmas dishes all got me in the spirit. I got the tree ornamented with some help from Maddie on Sunday morning. My wrapping session with the paper that didn't really match my decorations took me out of the mood for a little while, but KG helped put it back into perspective for me. "Who cares?", she said. And she's right. So, here's to Christmas decorating - unmatching and all ;)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hitting the Ice

Usually when I think about ice skating I think about having to drive WAY into the suburbs and lacing up nubuck colored skates with wet orange laces. While this was great for 5th grade birthday parties, there is just something missing for 30 year-olds on dates :)
Then we ran across the ice skating rink that was opening at the St. Regis hotel in Buckhead for the winter. We knew that was the way to do it! Me, Robert Jason, Rebekah, Matt and Heidi all met up on Sunday and hit the ice. It was beautiful! They served hot chocolate and had a s'mores station set up at the fireplace nearby. We got in about an hour of ice skating and then headed to Wahoo in Decatur for dinner. A GREAT way to spend a Sunday!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


It was time for another Girls Weekend, so Jessica and I hopped in the car on Friday afternoon and headed north to Nashville for a visit to Andrea. As our social director for the weekend, she had us all hooked up. On the recommendation of Nicole, we stayed at the Hutton Hotel in downtown Nashville, which could possibly be the most fabulous and cost-efficient hotel in all of the city. Not only was the decor very posh, but the shower head in the shower was affixed to the ceiling!? The water came down just like a waterfall. I've been some pretty fancy places, but I've never seen that before. Andrea took us out for sushi on Friday and then shopping on Saturday. We watched the SEC game and then headed back for a nap. After dinner at The Boundry, we were headed for the 'Honky Tonk' bars. I can't believe in all the time that I have spent in Nashville, I hadn't ever been to these bars. So much fun! The band was great, and Cowboy Troy and Gretchen Wilson ended up performing a surprise set. So much excitement :) So much so, that Jessica and I had to call it quits and cab back to the hotel a little 'early'. A little late night pot roast sandwich with sweet potato chips, and we were off to bed. What a fabulous time with fabulous friends. I am the luckiest girl in the world! :) We had to be back in Atlanta by noon on Sunday, so with a little Diet Coke, an Egg McMuffin and hashbrowns we were on our way back to being grownup again.