After spending the afternoon in Matt's hometown at various Matt Kenseth hangouts, the Hawkmobile ventured back toward home, stopping at nearly every bar on the way to open some presents & get some MORE drinks.. as if there weren't enough on the Hawkmobile.
Here is my Dad sporting his new Cowboys jacket & Lucky underwear, "Rocky-style"
I am tempted to post the video of the "Rocky" entourage, but I think my Dad will pleasantly surprised by the photo enough.
Here he is getting ready to go on his walk...
Although this is usually what his "walks" look like...
Sleeping with daddy...
It's funny how mom, dad & the girls stop over almost every night now for some reason.... I think I know what that reason is!
Here he is with aunt Kirby...
My week in Atlanta was good. For my first business trip alone I think I handled myself pretty well. I missed home a lot, but I acutally surprised myself at how well I did on my own. I was even able to see a bit of the city and try some new things. I am proud to say that I am no longer a sushi virgin thanks to some awesome co-workers of mine!
Here is our sushi plate at Genki in Atlanta:
Guinness & Company saying 'Buh Bye' for now!
(Yes, this is what he does when he's scared.)
Then on Saturday, we headed to Six Flags' Fright Fest with Andrew, Jennifer, Kris & Katie.... what an awesome time!! Although we only made it on 2 rides- it was still a great day and we did a lot of catching up, and scaring the shit out of ourselves.
Here is us girls on the Raging Bull....
And the boys.... how the heck did they know where the camera was?!?!
We had a great time with our great friends and made some new memories.
Hubby and I in front of scary guy!
And then of course on Sunday we drove 14 hours to pick up GUINNESS and bring him home. A long day, but worth every second. He has been unbelievably well behaved and is enjoying his new pad and family.
Here he is with Brian during the drive home.... "are we there yet dad?"
And sleeping the day away..... "squishy face!"
Welcome home Guinness!
(I am currently printing out this photo to take to my hubby on my lunch break and plead to him how badly we need it..) =) So, we are hoping that the bedroom can be our "winter project" and have it finished by January/Februrary-- since it is mostly painting, furnishing, etc. I'm thinking that shouldn't be a problem.
Another huge task that we are jumping on next month is getting our basement organized. It was bad enough moving into the house 3 months before the wedding- therefore stacking tons of things in the basement instead of putting them away because we just didn't have time- but add 2 wedding showers & a wedding worth of gifts to that pile and we are on overload! We will be putting up some shelves, storage units, etc. in the basement in am attempt to create a place for everything. Since this is not as fun of a project as the bedroom- this will probably come after the bedroom. =)
Of course once Spring rolls around we will have many outdoor projects to work on. The house needs either a new coat of paint or new siding all together so that is the biggie. Lots of landscaping, new railing, porch decor, etc. But I can't even think about taking on that much right now. We will slowly EASE our way back into the thouse renovation projects.
Sounds like a lot of work, but it is always worth it. I spend almost every waking minute in our kitchen now because I know how hard we worked on it- thus enjoying it's beauty more than I can explain. It will be nice when we can finally retreat to our bedroom and not stare at the Navy Seal blue that the previous owner of our house chose for the bedroom. =)
Anyway, I'm off to drool over the bedroom set some more..... pathetic, I know.
This was our incredible room with the most unbelievable view, jucuzzi with an ocean view-- just amazing.
Obligatory ring shot.
Currently listening to: "The Story" - Brandi Carlile ::listen::
Brian and I met during our freshman year of high school through mutual friends and have been together ever since. We got engaged after dating 6 years and were married a year and a half later. I still can't believe that we are finally married, but we are absolutely loving married life!
That gorgeous day in September was the best day of our lives. We are truly blessed with family and friends that mean the world to us and helped to make our day so special. We will never forget it.
**Photos courtesy of A Fleeting Moment Photography**
Currently listening to: "Blue Eyes" - Cary Brothers ::listen::