and the beat goes on

A few weeks ago, us Sigma Kappa girls (and Sloan!) headed to the Ted.  The rain stopped, and we had a ball catching up.  It’s not often we all get to be together, so we enjoyed spending quality time together.
Last week was Emily’s birthday, and we were out celebrating at a local watering hole and took this picture of the girls and Josh.  After it was posted on instagram that night, I felt so happy.  I really am incredibly blessed with fabulous friends whether friends from college or Atlanta friends or both, I am one lucky girl.  (except for the one girl in the picture I don’t know, but she’s a friend of Emily’s so now she is a friend of mine!)

Last Saturday morning, Jim and I ran a 5k.  Even though we “trained,” he nearly pulled me up the hill, as I was struggling.  He may have had a better race time running without me, but my money wouldn’t bet on it :)  It was a well attended race and only a mile from my house so we could walk to the start line.    I neglected to snap any pictures, but you can imagine that I was rivaling Mrs. Frizzle in the hair department afterwards.

Saturday night was dinner with some friends followed by a comedy show at Whole World Improv Theatre.

I had never been to a comedy show, so Josh and I rounded our friends up for a fun night.  When the show started, about 75% of the audience raised their hands that they had been to this place before and were back again.  It was like Whose Line is it Anyway, and the host even acted like Drew Carey.  The audience threw out suggestions, but there wasn’t a Ryan or Colin or Ryan’s shoes.  We all loved this place.  It was mostly family friendly, which crude humor is funny yes, but these guys had to be creative, and they did an excellent job.  Jeff may have cried he was laughing so hard.  I’d highly recommend this place in midtown.

Then, Sunday was the low country boil fundraiser with church.  We had a great turnout despite the rain, and moved the location from a park to our house, so it was as if Alison and I hosted a party with all of our friends that the church paid for.  All raising money for the Ronald McDonald house.  It was great!

Jim and Josh did an excellent job cooking
May Supper Club was my pick, so we headed to Taqueria del Sol and Jeni’s ice cream this week, which has only been in Atlanta for a few months.
The tacos never disappoint.  Plus, they have the best margaritas in town.

I was excited to try Jeni’s after Meghan nearly crying with excitement when it opened.  I ordered one scoop of the milkiest chocolate in the world and Roxbury Road.  Roxbury Road was amazing.
We were fortunate to go at a time when there wasn’t a long line.  They have lots of unique flavors like wildberry lavender and Bangkok peanut, so it’s definitely worth a try!  We girls had a great night.

That’s all for now.  Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend!

 

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the rest of April

Another month, another recap post.  But this one is written because of the request from a dear friend.  I can’t believe anyone other than my mom, Aunt Paula, and Gina read this thing :)

After the best day, that Saturday, the other bridesmaids and I threw Marissa a shower (complete with a mimosa bar)!

Mary-Ashley, aka bridesmaid extraordinaire, lives in Charlotte and couldn’t make it to the shower, so she mailed Marissa (aka Patty) flowers.  Now isn’t that the sweetest?

Marissa’s sister, Alicia, gifted her with the veil they wore for dress-up as little girls.
I just hope she looks this good on Saturday at the wedding!

The next weekend was Easter spent with family and friends who are family.  Bringing flowers to the cross, a marvelous church tradition.

After that was another trip to the Ted.  Thanks corporate America (and Austin’s patriotism) for the good seats!
Then a perfect spring day spent at the Inman Park Festival (along with everyone else in Atlanta) and my favorite part, riding on the Beltline with these lovely ladies!

Not all the days were this great.  There were still marketing papers, bills, Junior League meetings, conference calls, and the every day life occurrences, but it’s a blessing to get to do it all.

Could someone please tell the weather to get its show on the road

Easter came

and went with a full tummy (thanks Mama and Daddy!)

We opened the Ted for the season
All the flowers are blooming
43 degree with rain,
I like you in January,
but in April,
thanks but no thanks

We have six months of summer 
down here in the South
and I’d really like to see azaleas without frost on them

Pretty please, spring!

If you are curious

I know you all wanted to know what I’ve been up to and I was going to post this week, but I was out of town for work and when I got back to the hotel room after 12 hours in meetings, I didn’t really feel like blogging.

Plus, my trackpad is messing up.  I don’t know what happened, but the Genius Bar was not very helpful.

Thus, it is frustrating to do anything other than type on my computer, so here is a collage of pictures so I only have to fight flickr once!

1. Strawberries and cream while watching Wimbledon (I love Federer but I really wanted Murray to win!  Been a fan of his for a while now!)
2. A perfect lake trip
3. Running the Peachtree with Alison (I beat last year’s time by a whole 17 seconds!)
4. Braves game with the whole family in town!

If you’re going to throw peanuts, be a man

That was the topic of the fight in our section at the Braves game last night.  Yes, peanut throwing.

It was as if Mike Gundy was there.

Kacina and Jason had an extra ticket to go to the game, so they asked me to go!

Kac was born in San Francisco, so she supports the Giants.  House divided.  The only sporting event where she’ll wear orange.  Too bad they looked like an Auburn couple.
The Braves were losing.  If they’re going to lose, I would rather them really be down so I don’t feel bad for talking so much.

We were down by at least four runs and Jason predicted that the Braves would come back in the ninth.  Then, they did!

They scored four runs in the ninth.  Great rally, but it wasn’t enough.  They lost 5-7.

Kacina may have won last night, but hopefully the Braves will win the series.

Braves vs. Rockies

Matt’s job hooks him up with some pretty sweet deals.  This one was great seats at the Braves game.

So we sat in row 20 at the Ted, or as Ted calls it, his field.

What’s a Braves game without Chipper getting hurt…  at least not for long this time.
 There were quite a few home runs and the Braves won 9-1!

We even ran into Daynes at the game!

I finally made it to the 755 club.  Not my favorite view, but I do love A/C when it’s July (or April-October) in Atlanta.

Thanks Ted Matt!