Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Looking off of our back deck just before we moved in
Looking at the backyard from the driveway- post Lumberjack Saturday!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
We decided to go out for dinner Saturday night in honor of Larry's birthday. There was a little Italian restaurant called Cucina Rustica about 15 minutes away, so we made reservations for 7pm. We relied on my GPS to get us there and ended up in the middle of nowhere... Andrew called for directions and the first thing they asked was, "Did you use a GPS? Yeah, they always get this address wrong." Anyway, we got there and as soon as we walked in, I knew we were in for a treat. Turns out, this restaurant was opened up by a guy from Sicily who wanted to keep it as authentic as possible... I was literally DROOLING from the moment we walked in. Little and I picked a bottle of wine to share, Andrew tested out a couple glasses of different reds, and Larry had some good ol' birthday beer. They served us an amazing salad with balsamic viniagrette, and we got some nice cheesy appetizers, and then I ordered Pennette Alla Vodka, which is Italian for SO FREAKING GOOD. No lie, that has to be what it means! :) We had a great time and did not want to come back the next day, but we're looking forward to possibly making it a tradition for Larry's birthday... next year, Tennessee maybe?
The last event I blogged about was Jake and Allie's wedding... seriously, I could write a whole new post on that event! It was such a wonderful weekend. But I'll spare you and perhaps leave you with a peek at their professional wedding photos... absolutely STUNNING! Click HERE to see them!
The day after the wedding was Gay's (Andrew's mom) 50th birthday. With all of the festivities going on, we didn't get to see her. So Valentine's weekend, she and Dennis (Andrew's dad) drove down to our house and his sisters (Mara and Anna) drove up from GSU in Statesboro. We had a fun weekend relaxing and hanging out with them, but the real surprise came on Sunday. Gay thought that her family getting together at our house was her birthday present, but what she didn't know was that on Sunday, her parents (Grannie and PawPaw), her sister and her husband (Denise and Jerry), and her niece and nephew (Holly and Jason) were taking a drive down to our house to surprise her! We all woke up a little early knowing they were heading down, and Gay got busy making pancakes in the kitchen. At about 10am, in walks her extended family and let me tell you... the look on her face was PRICELESS! She was so excited and surprised, and the first words that came out of her mouth were, "Is this a dream?!" Absolutely precious moment! We spent the day hanging out and cooking a MONSTROUS meal, complete with a cookie cake for the birthday girl. It was so much fun showing everyone our house and hosting a big family get-together! I think the highlight of the day for me (aside from Gay's reaction to her surprise!) was watching Holly's ultrasound DVD... I can't wait for little Hadley to get here! I wish we had pictures to share... but the weekend flew by too fast!
Last weekend was FINALLY time for our trip to Blue Ridge, a wonderful wedding gift from our good friends, Little and Larry. (Yes, she has a real name... Morgan. But to me, she is Little!) But I am going to save that fun for it's own post, complete with pictures!
Now on to the title of this post... yesterday was just one of those days, you know what I mean? The ones where you wake up late and start your morning off in a rush, feel like your day might turn out okay once you pour a cup of your favorite morning beverage (mine's sprite with a straw), and then realize you left that cup of savior on the counter when you're already 10 miles down the road and 5 minutes late for work? Yeah, one of THOSE days. Anyway, it got progressively worse as the day went on, and by the time I was on my way home (30 minutes late and fuming about the guy who cut me off at a stop sign! Be still, birdie finger...), I just wanted to crawl into bed with a cup of tea and a good book (or maybe some good ol' celebrity gossip on E!). When I pulled into the garage, Andrew was standing at the kitchen door smiling at me. My first thought, "What did the kitty do?!" He came out the door, took my hand, and we walked to the mailbox to look at our first blooming daffodil. That's right, I, the professional plant killer that I am, planted bulbs in the fall that are actually BLOOMING right now! I know, right?! So that put a big goofy smile on my face as I walked into the house, and then I saw what Andrew had been smiling about when I pulled up. The best sight to see after one of those days. He had picked up dinner from Fish n' Pig, our favorite restaurant on the lake and only a mile from our house, and then he set them up on our twin tray tables in front of the TV, with the show we missed the night before on DVR! In the background, I could hear the rumbling of the washing machine. And, as if that wasn't enough, there... right there on my tray table, was an ice cold sprite with a straw! I'm not going to lie... I squealed. He is the absolute best husband in the world!
He never reads this thing, but on the offchance that he sneaks a peek... Andrew, you are the very best, most thoughtful husband in the world! Back off, ladies! ;)
I'll be back with more on the Blue Ridge weekend, and maybe with some crafty fun I am hoping have this weekend. Is it Friday yet?! :)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The Happy Couple
Proud groomsmen: Dan, Matt, Andrew and Philip (Allie's little brother)
The Happy Couple with the Bride's Family
The Happy Couple with the Groom's Family
Andrew and me
Dancing with my sister