Archive for May, 2011

Birthdays, Anniversaries, Wedding Stuff, Friends, Work & more – OMG!

May 10, 2011

I have been meaning to update this for the past few weeks actually, but have to keep pushing back the reminder (I’ll be honest, without Outlook I wouldn’t remember to do anything) over and over. Ugh, and I actually got a work IM that distracted me for a good 30 minutes the very second I wrote that first sentence! Ironic, yes?

Anyway, we’ve been actively trying to knock more items off our wedding To Do list. We booked a photographer and are so excited to be working with the amazingly talented Nadia D. We met with a bunch of florists/décor specialists and right now we’re just waiting on quotes before we can make a decision, unfortunately. We’re also looking for a great DJ so if anyone out there in internetland has a recommendation, let me know!

In early April, my best friend EJ and I celebrated our five year friendaversary. I feel so fortunate to have this amazing girl in my life and love that we make a point to celebrate our friendship every year. This year we went with some other wonderful girlfriends to Sips N Swirls, a local place where you bring your own wine and learn to paint. It sounds ridiculously cheesy (which it was) but it was so much fun and our art turned out great!

We made art, and it didn’t suck! Lauren, EJ, me & Sarah with our “masterpieces”.

Also in April was my birthday. Yep, that’s right – the one day a year everyone gets to focus on how amazingly awesome I am and shower me with love and presents. I spent the day with friends, was lazy (which was such a nice change from my usual hectic pace) and then went to dinner with Erik, EJ and Sarah at The Sundial, a rotating restaurant on top of the tallest skyscraper in Atlanta. It was fabulous, dinner was delicious and turning 27 wasn’t too bad. I’ll leave out the part about how both Erik and my mom thought I was turning 28, though… bastards. 😉

Speaking of birthdays, April was also the month of Sarah’s 25th! Being such a milestone occasion we decided to give her a whole weekend of happies. Friday night we did a “Girls Night” and got a ton of ladies together for dinner and a movie which was so ridiculously fun and then Saturday night we also did an official birthday dinner at Trader Vic’s. My little girl is all grown up!

That same weekend, Erik’s mommy Linda came in to visit us and it was so wonderful to see her. I feel so fortunate to be marrying into such a warm and loving family and to have a fabulous (future) mother-in-law!

Riding at Huntcliff has been going well. I switched to a new trainer now that Miriam’s living her real-life fairytale in Germany and I’m really happy with how things are going with Kindra. I’ve been having fun riding Blue and feel like I’m getting my strength and confidence back after a few shaky months.

Hmm… what else. I took a coworker to the range a few weeks ago to teach her how to shoot with some other friends which was a lot of fun, too. It’s funny how much people really enjoy shooting; it’s not necessarily a sport that you’d assume most people would take to so quickly! Also, the new Precision Turbo & Engine website is finally live!! We’ve been working hard on this for months and I’m so pleased to see it come to fruition. Check it out: and please tell all your friends!

This past weekend was also pretty mellow and I’m starting to enjoy the slower pace my life is trending towards lately. We went to go see Fast Five, finally, with some friends and I was surprised that it was actually really good! The only downside was that it wasn’t really a car movie, but predominately an action move. I want more Paul Walker and more cars! LOL

Okay, that was a LOT of stuff but thankfully that’s all I’ve got for now!