This is my last week in Atlanta. Friday, with the help of my parents, Todd and I will be moving all of my remaining things to Florida. While we are so excited to finally be in the same city, this is definately bittersweet for me. I love so many things about Atlanta...especially my family! Kyle had his Eagle ceremony on Sunday, and while all of us sat at dinner that night, I couldn't help but think how that won't happen as often. I will miss jumping in my car to spend the day at Alysa's when I miss my nieces and nephew, impromptu dinners with my family, lunch with my mom when she is shopping in Atlanta, and everyone at my parents' pool on weekends.
I have spent the last few weeks attempting to complete my "Atlanta Bucket List". I went to several of my favorite restaurants, attended my weekly staples one last time, and just made a point to appreciate the fall weather while I had it! To be honest, I went to several of my favorite restaurants twice...and sometimes three times. Can't get enough of those sweet potato fries at Lenox Grill!
As I write this, I am sitting in bed watching the sun come through the Georgia pines, listening to the Brookhaven clock tower chime, and every once in a while I hear Marta go by on the tracks. This is my last morning to wake up to these sounds, as last night was my last downtown. Shortly, I will be stripping the sheets off my bed, packing them up like everything else and spending the remainder of the week in Cumming with my family! I am excited to spend the night at David and Alysa's with the kids, and then at my parents for my last night in Georgia. Alright, the shower is calling me, and then I'm off to enjoy this georgeous Georgia day!!!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Okay, I know I am way behind on this post, but I am sure you all understand that things are crazy right now, and time....well, I seem to not have much of it!!
Alysa, with some help, planned an amazing night out in Atlanta with my mom and some of my best girlfriends. We were picked up in the limo for dinner, and proceeded to Pasta Da Pulcinella after uncorking our first bottle of champagne. Adorned in a tiara and veil, we ate dinner on the front porch of the restaurant. The food was great, I had the absolute best creme brulee I have ever put in my mouth there for dessert! Oh, and the bellini was good too (I was trying to limit how many different types of alcohol I consumed!). We opened lingerie gifts and played games, and I felt sorry for our poor waiter, who continually seemed to walk up at the wrong time! My boss and his wife were so thoughtful to send a bottle of champagne to our table; such a nice surprise!
After dinner, dessert, and the lingerie shower only five of us proceeded on to enjoy Atlanta nightlife in the limo! Alysa added a sash to my ensemble, and we were off! The rest of the night flew by so quickly, and somehow, during the wee hours of the morning, I was still able to walk by myself in stilettos!
I cannot thank everyone enough for such a fun night out on the town....and wonderful memories! :o)
Alright, I need to get back to packing, because this weekend is the farthest thing from a party! Todd and I are moving into our new apartment tomorrow....more to follow when we can exhale ;)