Friday, May 25, 2012

I promise I'll get better at this. One day.

Well, since starting this blog I've started a full time job and this thing got put on the backburner. Oops! Now that I am officially settled in (and all grownup like) I think I'll get better at this ... I hope!

Life has been crazy busy over the past month. The soccer team Pat coaches finished it's season with it's best record ever. Not that I'm surprised or anything. Child has a gift when it comes to relating to other people and coaching them in way they'll understand. So thankful he does because Lord knows I have a hard time doing that.

We had our engagement party on May 12th (364 days from our big day). We had a BLAST! We have both been so incredibly blessed with amazing family and friends. It was so amazing to see so many people who we love in one place. Not to mention, it was a great practice round for the real deal. Now I know that a 5 hour energy may be my best friend that day. Seriously.

We both enjoyed celebrating our Mommas the next day. I know that I have been blessed with the most amazing momma for me. The older I get the more I respect her and understand why she does things the way she does. It's not so embarrassing when she calls people out for doing things wrong. Maybe it's a Steel Magnolia kind of thing. She doesn't get pushed around ever. Maybe it's not so embarrassing now because I am slowly turning into her. Looks like that Steel Magnolia backbone has officially kicked in, y'all. Hate to tell ya, but I'm not even sorry about it. Don't mess with the people I love because it won't be pretty. We stick up for own down here and will do just about anything to protect them. It's a southern thing.

We went to the beach the next weekend, and I was so excited I got to see my uncle for the first time in what seems like forever. He lives on a boat in St. Pete (be jealous) and is seriously the most talented photographer I know. He's got an amazing gift. It should come as no surprise since he's always winning a new award. I mean, you gotta brag on the guy you're mom thought so highly of she named her only daughter after him. Right??

The finace and I

One of the many fishies I caught on our deep sea fishing adventure
I'm ready to go back. NOW.
The real reason for the trip was so that Pat's mom could see her BFF from high school before she starts on her next adventure to Saudi Arabia (that's a whole nother blog for another day). We had a blast hanging out in their Tiki Hut all weekend and introducing them to the wonderful sport of soccer.

I'll be back soon, y'all. I promise.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Life with you makes perfect sense.

I swear time speeds up the older you get, and I catch myself just wanting it to slow down. I should probably just get better at soaking in all of the little moments that God throws my way.

This weekend was busy. To say the least. Friday night was amazing. There's something just so comforting about spending a night playing a card game with good friends. Apples to Apples is a favorite over here in these parts. It always leads to a lot of laughs and good times. Needless to say those 4 hours spent playing it went by way too fast. I wasn't ready for it to end!

Saturday was exhausting. In a good way. Our lovely, amazingly talented friend, Kayte Henderson took our engagement pictures. I'm not kidding y'all. She's AMAZING. I feel like we drug her all over Atlanta. We decided to start off the day where we met, St. Pius. Pius is a place that will always be special to us. We both loved our time there and still love stopping by at different times. It will always feel like home. 
Next we went to  The Varsity. It's so bad for you, but goodness gracious is it good. One of the ways to my heart is through an FO (a frosted orange drink for you non-ATLiens). Not to mention the view of the skyline from their parking lot is beautiful. FILA. Seriously. Here is a sneak peek of one the pictures that Kayte took of us while we were there-

Then we got to wander all over Piedmont Park. There's something so magical about that place. I always love it when I get to go. You will always see so many different people from all walks of life. Not to mention it's in the middle of this beautiful city. I could stare at our skyline all day, every day. See?

I'll add more once she edits them. She's always on the run, and I don't blame her. She's a great friend and really good at what she does. Not to mention her boyfriend is the best bag boy ever! 

That night we spent at one of Pat's teammate's condo. We were there to celebrate his and another teammate's birthday. Also, for their amazing win of the D2 league last season. Not to worry, they're kicking some major booty in D1 this year. The view from his condo was breathtaking. Breathtaking in the fact that it's an amazing view of downtown Atlanta down Peachtree Street, and breathtaking in the fact that I am terrified of heights. I had to go sit in his kitchen because my knees gave out. Embarrassing. I made myself suck it up and take pictures of the amazing view. Be jealous-

Until next time!
Peace & Blessings,

Monday, April 9, 2012

Well, here goes nothing....

Pat probably thinks I'm insane, but I have recently felt the need to document this whole crazy journey that life has thrown my way. So, here goes nothing...
Try and stick around as I attempt to be witty. Attempt being the key word. I promise to try and be entertaining. Also, I promise to not bore people with wedding talk. I have to leave some things a surprise on May 11, 2013 :)

Peace and Blessings,

Oh, and this is one way we have decided to intentionally pursue each other. Sorry, but y'all get to read the cheesy letters we'll be writing.

Dear PB, Have I mentioned lately how much I love that you're my own personal trainer? Thanks for kicking my booty into wedding shape. Dear York Peppermint Pattie, thank you for quenching my sweet tooth and not being bad for me at the same time. Dear laundry, I'm so glad I'm finally done with you ... for today. Dear Sweet P, I love that you're my grill master. Can't wait to get our shish (SP?) kebab on tonight!