Friday, October 19, 2012

Love in the ATL

Hey, y'all.  It's a Friday night and I'm listening to my husband's football game on the radio.  NERVOUS.  Tonight a regional championship will be won by only one of the teams, and it's too close for comfort right now.  I needed something to distract myself, so blogging it is!

We spent last weekend in Atlanta.  We actually didn't go to ATL at all this past summer.  Not sure how that's even possible since that's where a lot of our peeps are, but I guess we were too busy.  We almost made up for it this time, though, because we got to see friends AND family (missed a few, but there's always next time).

Morgan spent Saturday with my dad and stepmom.  They took her to the Sweet Auburn Music Fest where she had a great time (and had cotton candy). She saw the MLK Historic Site and Ebenezer Baptist Church for the first time.  So glad my dad and stepmom took pics!

Loving on her Big Daddy (my dad).

Dad and me.

(I had a pic with my stepmom and sister, but I think my stepmom's eyes were closed.)

While the kid spent the day with them, I had some long overdue girlfriend time (the husband was at another friend's house watching football).  None of my friends from "way back when" live near me, so we don't get to see each other often.

The occasion was my friend T's new home.  She's been texting me pics for months of the builder's progress, so it was awesome to finally be there to see her beautiful new place.  Five bedrooms, four baths, formal living and dining rooms, big kitchen, and a HUGE master bedroom. Seriously, a house you can live in forever.  A very smart investment, indeed, though I'm not surprised.  T's always been very smart, and she just keeps getting better with age.  She's that friend that I want to "grow up and be like."  She's raising two children, works full time, is THIS close to finishing her PhD, and actually cooks every day.  I'm 99% sure she was born with superpowers.  

Real life Superwoman if you've ever known one (front).

The one in the very middle (in the colorful necklace) is the one I've been friends with the longest.  Since we were little girls.  Lots and lots of memories with her.  I love her like a sister. She's my Forever Ride or Die chick.  

The one second from the right (back row) is a college friend of T's.  We were in T's wedding together years ago.    She always looks SO pretty.

And the one in the hat is a hometown girl, too, whom I haven't seen in YEARS!  She recently moved back to the South from California. It was so awesome to see her! And she has two daughters who are SO beautiful just like their mom!

The three of us share a lot of history.  We have memories that date way back -- many from the summer before our freshman year of high school.  We were roomies in a summer program. Good times!  

Being with them just reminded me that I could really use more "girlfriend" time.  Why do all my (longtime) friends live in other places? 

***Sidenote (something that LITERALLY happened as I was typing this post  -- kinda scary actually): I got a voicemail from another of my best friends (not pictured).  I called her back and guess what she told me:  She's moving back home (from Atlanta) by summer!  MADE MY NIGHT!***

And while we're speaking of Atlanta, I was there again on Tuesday:

I accompanied my school's Finance Academy on their trip to CNN this year.  I've done the CNN tour once and thought it was pretty cool. I was glad to go back again. We also toured the Georgia Dome, which was something I'd never done. I was impressed with the facility's suites and such, but probably more impressed with the cleanliness.  That place is spotless -- it's hard to believe they hold events there all the time.

Anyhoo, my husband's team just won the regional championship, y'all.  This post will probably be all over the place, but I'm signing off now.  So happy!

Enjoy your weekend! 


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