Tuesday, July 29, 2008

When it rains, it pours...

...into our downstairs room, that is. There appears to be a waterproofing breach at the exterior wall next to our lower den that is daylit. Each time we've gotten one of the famous Atlanta afternoon downpours in the last two weeks, there has been a delayed flow of water from the exterior wall, through our den, into the garage. So, now that I am back to reality this week, we have two different waterproofing contractors coming over at the end of this week to have a look. Wish us luck - we are bracing for the worst, and so is our bank account. Bye-bye, stimulus check for sure...

In other news, I was thrilled to find out at work today that my name has been published into a book on Atlanta architecture! It's on page 202 of City by Design - an architectural perspective of atlanta! I am listed as part of the architecture team on the World of Coca-Cola, and a beautiful photo of it is on the cover, too! I am very happy for my firm and the team, as they deserved some credit after all of our hard work on this building: http://www.panache.com/CBD/cbd_atlanta.html.

And then the news of our dear former Tech baseball player, Mark Teixeira, getting traded to the Anaheim was sad news, but I hope that he does well with the Angels. I'll miss getting to see him at the Braves games, as he was my current favorite. :(

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wedding Weekend

Whew! Well I made it through the week and completed my matron of honor duties for Cyndi and Matt's Wedding. All went well - the bride and groom were beautiful, the wedding was beautiful, and the reception was beautiful. I am so happy for Cyndi and Matt, and also excited for their adventures ahead, as they leave for Denmark in a week and half to live for the next year as Matt finishes grad school there. I am really going to miss them! I was WAY to busy to get any actual shots on the big day, but here's a photo from the rehearsal and me after the wedding - showing off my makeup, 'do, and the beautiful Swarovski bridesmaid necklaces that Cyndi made for us. Hopefully better photos to come soon. Time to get a load off my poor feet and rest up for this week!

Monday, July 21, 2008



We spent a fabulous week in Seattle! The weather was perfect and cool for the most part - a very enjoyable break from the Atlanta heat. We got to see a lot of sights, and of course enjoyed the family reunion aspect and my cousin's wedding! For more photos, click on me and DH above. We stayed in a rented house just north of the University of Washington campus, known as the University, or U-District. We were able to walk around their beautiful campus several times and enjoy the neighborhood farmer's market on Saturday morning. Some of the sights we got to visit include: Seattle Center, the Space Needle (didn't go up), Snoqualmie Falls, North Bend (home of where Twin Peaks was filmed), Everett Boeing Plant, Experience Music Project/Sci-Fi Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park, Bellevue Botanical Garden, Seattle Public Library, The Chapel of St. Ignatius (outside only), The Edgewater Hotel (where my cousin's wedding was held), just to name a few spots. We did a great walking tour on Friday evening with a private tour guide that one of my cousins arranged - that was great too. I really enjoyed spending time with cousins on my Mom's side - all 8 of us were able to make it this time. And on top of all that, we managed to look up one of our GT classmates and have dinner with him and his wife. They joined us on the walking tour too and learned a few things about Seattle that they didn't know. Anyway, now back in the heat of the Atlanta summer and wishing I was back in 70-degree weather...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Our House - B&B

We've had a slew of visitors this past week, including my parents this past weekend and DH's Aunt Marjanne and Uncle Tim passing through town Tuesday night. Marjanne and Tim are so fun and always a joy to visit with. We enjoyed a nice dinner with them at Willie Rae's on the Square and had some friendly Wii competition back at the house. We went to visit them in Pensacola last year, just after we got the Civic. They liked it so much, as you can see, that they got one this year for themselves! Gotta love a happy customer! :)

Looking forward to the weekend when we take off for Seattle. Good times ahead, and boy do I need a vacation!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Show me the money!

Well, we got a teaser letter from the IRS about a week ago saying that we should expect our stimulus check sometime in the next month or two. I was starting to feel like we were never going to get our check, especially since a lot of our friends and family have already gotten theirs. DH checked the mail yesterday night when we got home, and there it was! I was very excited, but I have no idea what we're going to do with it. Being that we'll be in Seattle next week, most of it will probably get spent there. Whee - easy come, easy go!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July, Everyone!

We kicked off our day by waking up dark and early to get DH to the MARTA station for the Peachtree Road Race. He did great - that's his during and after shots and us spectating! SIL and SIL's boyfriend were on hand to help cheer on the crowd. We also sat next to a lady with the *CUTEST* Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Cody, who was so good and barked along with us whenever we cheered. It sold me even more on what a great dog Corgis are. He was so friendly and had no problem sitting right between me and Jennifer in our camping chairs.

Planning to see the Marietta fireworks tonight. Now that I have a tripod, I am hoping to take some better fireworks photos this year. Hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!