Dragon Con

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Last year, a group of us decided to take others' advice and check out Dragon Con - Atlanta's version of Comic Con. We were immediately hooked and put the 2014 dates in our calendars as soon as they were released. 62,000 nerds dressed up as their favorite cartoon/movie/tv show character? It's the best people watching you could ever imagine. This year we recruited more people to join our adventure and, once again, it was amazing.

We kicked off our Friday night with a little pre-game action at Madi's. Say hi to Madi and Scarlett!

Adam wasn't able to join us last year because of work, so we were super stoked he was getting in on the action this year!

Sticking with tradition, we started the night at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, one of the hub hotels. Turns out you need credentials to even get in the hotel, but we were able to slip past security (high five!). We hung out in the same bar as last year - prime time because it's right in the middle of the lobby.

I give you.... some of our favorites.


Madi had the most epic Edward Scissorhands costume for Halloween one year. Even better than this guy's.

The Riddler! 

Vann! (She dressed up as a Dragon Con fan.)


Put me in, coach! (Funny enough, I told him to hike the ball like in the movie and he looked at his friend with this blank stare. Silly nerds.)

Adam knows my #1 celeb crush is Hugh Jackman (aka the best Wolverine, ever!). This was probably the closest I'll ever get to Wolverine, and I'm ok with it.

Adam took pictures with his favorite ones, but I'm not sure how to operate his space phone Blackberry to get them off. Moral of the story, we all had fun!

Since it was Labor Day weekend, we still had three glorious days in front of us! Saturday we did a whole lot of nothing. I'm really sitting here trying to think of what we did, and I've got nothing.

Sunday morning we woke up and went to church (it's only been a year since I last went - yikes), and then leashed up the dogs to head up to Art in the Park at the Square. I had to meet some friends for a bachelorette party planning sesh, and then met up with Adam and the pups for a beer at Hemingway's.

By the end of our time at Hemingway's, we could already tell the dogs were exhausted. They are super dramatic about the heat (even though it wasn't that hot out), and we knew the mile walk home would be interesting. We were right. Every piece of shade and/or grass we passed, they both flopped down. It took a good bit of coaxing to get them up each time, and when Ruthie noticed we were pretty close to the house she started running. Adam and I could not stop laughing as we were running to keep up with the dogs who were so close to being home. So dramatic!!

Sunday night the Bakers/Causeys/Reaves (and Papabear!) all congregated for our last family meal before Baby Causey arrives! We had a delicious meal (as always) and topped it off with a final girls pic before we get to meet our nephew in person. Can't wait!

On Labor Day, Adam went to the gun range with Kelsey and Dave and then put together the shelves for our office (woo hoo - we're almost done!). I went perusing through antique stores with my mom (a favorite past time of ours) before I had to head home and get ready for the Unauthorized Saved by the Bell party at Allison's house. [Spoiler alert: It was terrible] We all had to bring something to share, so I brought these yummy S'more Bars. If you have the items for s'mores in your pantry (which I always do), then you probably don't even need to make a trip to the store. 

Speaking of cooking, I made this Cilantro Limo Cauliflower "Rice" last night... and it was amazing, if I do say so myself. Of course, I was so proud of myself for making such a delicious and healthy dish, but then I tasted the chicken and it was bad. Like old/rotten/salmonella bad. Yikes. Our meal consisted of the cauliflower rice... and that's it. Oh, well!

And since Jeff and Katie don't even know this blog exists, I'll end with a picture of Jeff's birthday present that we finally finished (his birthday was August 19, oops). Cheers to Adam for building it and to Meagan for doing the writing - it would have looked like total amateur hour if I had tried. I got the idea from Pinterest (shocker), but more specifically here.

Alrighty then. Hopefully my next post will be about my nephew!! (Am I too obsessed?)

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