Sunday, July 31, 2011

take me out ot the ball game

One of my favorite things about summertime and growing up in Georgia is going to Braves games.   There is just something about America's favorite pastime that brings back fond memories of hot dogs, cracker jacks, fireworks, and all those years I thought the "Star Spangled Banner" truly ended with the line...and the home of the BRAVES. :)

This summer we only made it to one live game, and it was an adventure.  After a crazy thunderstorm, a power outage, and a 2 hour rain delay, we were ready to get the party started.  All in all it was a fun night.  And although the Braves lost in the end...don't worry, I'm no fair weather fan. :)

How cool is that sunset with the Atlanta skyline?!?!

Lyndsey and Charlie came too.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

cow appreciation day

July 8, 2011

I love Chick-fil-a  so much, I thought I would share this song with you...

Helen and 4th of July posts coming soon...I promise... 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

and i'm falling...

There are two perfectly reasonable explanations for the events that took place on June 25th, 2011.

1.  Back when I first met Brian and we started dating, we used to like to play the "question game."  Basically we would ask each other all sorts of random questions all the time to get to know each other better.  Brian was more than enthusiastic about his answer to what superpower he would choose if he could have just one...HE WOULD FLY!  Over the past 2 years, Brian has brought up his desire to fly so many times that I couldn't forget it even if I wanted to. :)

2.  Every January, my best friends Renae, Amy, Erin, and I share our New Years Resolutions with each other either in person or via email and then report back to each other throughout the year on how we are doing.  It has really helped me thoughtfully pick realistic goals that make me (I think) a better person. And I actually keep them because I know that I will be held accountable to my friends.  Anyway, that is a lot of background information, but the point is that this year we decided to switch it up a bit.  On top of our regular New Years Resolutions, we decided the others would each pick a resolution (really more of a dare) for us to complete individually that would stretch our comfort zones a little bit ... i.e. we challenged Amy to accomplish a recent goal and run a marathon.  My challenge was to splurge on something that I've always wanted to do but haven't done because I hate spending money, and skydiving was specifically brought up.

So for Brian's 24th Birthday, I surprised him with reservations to go skydiving northwest of Atlanta.  Last Saturday we made the trip, and seriously had an amazing experience...check that off the bucket list. :)

Brian calling his sister Emily to wish her Happy Birthday before we jump, just in case...

Still on the ground waiting for our turn.
Ready or Not?!?!

Brian was ready to go.

Videos below...