so blog official!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I've been staring at my blog since I created it, and I just was not into it. As fun as it was, it was just too busy. So, as you can clearly see, I completely changed the design! I like this simpler look, but I give it 6 months until I decide to change it again.

Also, I registered a real-life domain because I am just so fancy. So instead of going to to see the blog, you can just go to! But don't worry, if you go to the blogspot address, it will automatically redirect you.

Ok - that's all my super official, IT news for the day!

The Big 2-4

Monday, March 26, 2012

So this is late. Adam's birthday was last Monday!! The big 2-4....or as I like to say, officially in his mid 20s. Last Sunday, we celebrated at his family's house - Adam and Nathan share the same birthday, so we killed two birds with one stone.

I think I've made it pretty clear that I don't cook, but for some reason I always decide to make the hardest things for Adam. (You may recall the eggs benedict I made him for our anniversary?) So for his birthday I decided to make cheese fondue! We got a fondue maker (which I later found out was just a small bowl to hold the fondue) for our wedding, but have never used it. I got kind of creative when it came to what we were going to dip... zucchini, jalapenos, four cheese ravioli, bread, brats, tater tots and pizza rolls. SO delicious and SO unhealthy - our favorite. :)

Since his mom had made him a delish red velvet cake, he decided he only wanted a cookie cake from me. This actually turned out to be the best thing ever since I was still cooking the fondue/sweating profusely when Adam got home from practice. I never would have had time to make a cake!

The day also happened to be the best day EVER since he found out he got the supply teaching job at Lassiter!!!!!!!! Talk about the best birthday!!

We decided to celebrate his birthday this past weekend so our friends could join us. Adam's favorite day is St. Patty's Day, and since he couldn't come celebrate with us in Savannah I found a fun Irish bar called Johnnie MacCracken's for us to go to on Saturday night. It was such a super fun night, and we were so glad our friends were able to make it! Somehow I didn't snap one picture of Adam that night, but it's probably because he was too busy running around like a crazy person with Kirklan, his friend from school who came down to celebrate. 

But here are some other shots from the night...

Such a fun night with some of our favorite people!!

SIDE NOTE: Saturday also happened to be Mitchell's prom, so of course Adam and I had to crash the picture party. He looked so handsome!

Slainte to Savannah!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

This past weekend was St. Patty's Day! And for the first time in years, it fell on a Saturday. When the ladies at work found out it was going to be on a weekend we decided we had to attend. And don't judge us for securing our hotel a year in advance, because we did. They said this weekend in Savannah was supposed to be the biggest St. Patty's Celebration in the world. They were expecting 1 million people at the parade - and if I had to guess, they hit it.

We all took Friday off work and headed down to Savannah bright and early to beat traffic. I guess we did the right thing because when we arrived at 1:30 there was zero traffic and we were able to breeze through check in at the hotel. IT WAS AMAZING. All credit goes to Sarah for making us leave so early.

Savannah has this amazing thing called an open container law (which I think every city should instate). So when we arrived to our hotel, we poured ourselves a drink and walked around the city.... WITH A DRINK IN OUR HANDS!

We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott and I highly recommend it. We could walk everywhere and we had a cute little balcony that overlooked (you guessed it) a courtyard. After walking around on Friday afternoon we took advantage of the heated hotel pool - the weather was absolutely perfect. Sunny in the mid-high 70s. Yes, please!

Friday night we met up with Sarah's college friend, Lindzi, and her husband, Jeb, for dinner at this cute place called Belford's. Here's the ATL group in front of the restaurant.

After dinner we finished off the night with some canolis at Corleone's - yum!

The next morning we were up bright and early for ST. PATTY'S DAY!!! We were up by 9 and drinking by 10 - being true Irish people, right?

Adam had a doubleheader on Saturday, so he wasn't able to come with us to Savannah. :( I was super sad because it's his favorite holiday, and Savannah was just so amazing. But he was there in spirit!! Here we are posing...

Vann wasn't able to come with us, either. She's too busy becoming a super smart doctor! But we saved a spot for her.

The parade started at 10, and we walked over to meet up with Lindzi and Jeb again. We were able to watch the parade from, in my opinion, the best spot. Thanks to them, we were able to watch the whole thing from the porch of the Spanish Moss Inn. Did I mention how amazing the weather was?? IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!

I took SO many pictures the entire weekend, but here's just a sneak peek...



Budweiser Clydesdales!

Watching the parade from the Spanish Moss Inn.

So apparently there's a tradition where women are supposed to wear red lipstick and run into the parade and kiss people? Well, we weren't aware of this tradition so we did not have any red lipstick. However, after a few drinks we decided it was our American duty to run out and annoy the servicemen in the parade. This is probably my favorite picture of the we are harassing the NYPD. They loved it.

After the parade was pure chaos. I have never seen so much traffic in my life. The entire city was sitting in gridlock traffic from the time the parade ended at 3pm, and it was still that bad when we were going back to the hotel around midnight. Lucky for us, we got to walk past everyone and feel bad for them because we could walk everywhere. :)

In front of a green fountain!

After the parade, we headed back to the pool and the rest of our day consisted of pool, food and dancing. Such a fun trip!

Thank you for a wonderful weekend, Savannah! I can't wait to come visit you again!

I'm totally OK with this weather...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

This winter has been insane  - but in a ridiculously good way! I think I've only pulled out my big jacket like five times, and I am loving it. This past weekend, the weather was absolutely amazing - sunny in the mid 60s. Yes, please!

Saturday was my B-E-A-Utiful mother's birthday! She spent the day relaxing (her favorite past time), and then we all went to a delish dinner at Bocado. I've always heard amazing things about this restaurant, and it's constantly named one of the best in Atlanta. Although the food was great, I wasn't too impressed with the service or the atmosphere. BUT we had a great group, and it was super fun anyway! 

The gang's all here!

Mom, Dad and Mitchy

Happy birthday, pretty lady!

Cake? For me?!

Sunday was equally beautiful as Saturday, so Adam and I took advantage of it! I started the day with a 6 mile run (still training for the half marathon), and then we went to the grocery story so we could grill out. We spent the rest of the afternoon sitting in the backyard reading (me) and getting antsy (Adam). 

Adam can never really enjoy the outdoors - he always has to be doing something. So while I was relaxing, he decided to pull out his fishing pole and go fishing with Ruthie. In our backyard. That has no type of water source.

Here's my adorably weird husband and Ruthie....well, fishing?

And here's the two lovebirds, again. They really are best friends - I'm kind of jealous.

So there's a little peek into our beautiful, relaxing weekend! Sundays are now my favorite, because it's the one day a week Adam has no baseball, so we get to spend the whole day together.

Atlanta's Top Tweeps

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Last Friday, I received the news that I had been as one of Atlanta's Top Tweeps by 11alive News (Atlanta's NBC affiliate). They choose 11 top tweeters from Atlanta every month, and I was lucky enough to be included in February's line up! You can read my semi-awkward questionnaire by clicking here, and you can read the full story here.

They had a cute little reception at Genki in Virginia-Highland last night, so the MLT hens, Jared and Xavier came with me and we turned it into a fun little night out. 

One of the other top tweeps was Tripp Crosby, and I was pretty excited to meet him. I'm a big fan of his video "Sh*t Nobody Says" and his website Reluctant Runners. Here we are...tweeting away!

And here's me with my award in front of the step and repeat....without the repeat.

And another...

I have to include this picture. Xavier was so concerned about his lapel making it into the shot that he completely cut out Kelly. Too funny!

Thank you, 11alive! Next time, make sure Chesley makes an appearance. :)