Archive for June, 2012

The Last Entry Before the Wedding!

June 4, 2012

Well, this will be my last post before the wedding and I have a lot to recap, so it’ll be a long one.

April was a super-fun month with a lot going on. My BFF EJ and I celebrated our annual friendaversary with a trip to Atlanta Rocks for some indoor rock climbing action. The boys came, too, and totally showed us up but we still had a great time and I rediscovered my fear of hights near the top of one of the walls. LOL.

The following weekend I drove up to Charlotte, SC to attend the NHRA Pro Mod race at zMAX Raceway with Precision Turbo & Engine. I walked the pits for three days taking photo and video of our PTE boosted racers and loved every second of it. They ran the Top Fuel and Funny Cars four-wide which was absolutely amazing to see in person and I’m so thankful that I have a job where I get to do what I love. It was also great catching up with some of my friends who I only see at events, so that was another plus!

A few days later was my 28th birthday and Erik took me for a lovely trail ride at Fruition Farm. We had a picnic lunch and enjoyed taking it easy for once. The next day we hit up the Georgia Renaissance Festival with a huge group of friends and wandered around watching the entertainment, eating turkey legs and doing other general renaissance-y things.

On the first of May, I had my hair and makeup trial (which was a trainwreck, to put it mildly, but I can elaborate on that another time) and then Erik and I got our cars and headed over to Road Atlanta for our engagement photo session with Nadia D. We had the track to ourselves which was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and got to take some really fantastic photos. We got them back recently and were blown away at what an incredibly talented photographer Nadia is! Check out the complete album at to see how they came out!

Click to see the rest!

Also in May, the girls arranged a bachelorette party for me and we had a blast! They planned an entire day-long funfest and I was so touched by their thoughtfulness. The day started off early with EJ and Jill presenting me with some traditional bachelorette party goodies: a pink sparkly bachelorette sash, an awesome “Future Mrs. Jacobs” tank and a bunch of other fun odds and ends. We then hit the road for a morning chair dance class at SpinArella which was incredibly fun and somewhat embarrassing, which made it all the more hilarious! After that we cruised over to Angel Nails for some mani/pedi action, then hit up Verde for a quick lunch snack before making a pitstop back at home to get changed and cleaned up before dinner. Our original dinner plans were foiled due to it being Mother’s Day weekend AND prom (ugh) but a quick decision to change to Goldfish worked in our favor – the food was yummy and drinks were delicious. Once dinner was done, we headed to our final spot for the night: Happy Karaoke for some drunken singalongs. Overall, it was a pretty epic day and I am so thankful have such wonderful ladies in my life. I love them more than I can put into words!

Bachelorette Party sexy ladies! Click to see more of the craziness.

We also hit up the Southern Worthersee event in Helen, GA last month and it was a great time as always. This was my fifth year going and I’m still amazed at how huge the show is – there were over 2,000 cars in attendance this year! Plus, the yummy German food and awesome fudge makes it a worthwhile trip, too. 😉

Everything with the wedding is pretty much done at this point, except for some miscellaneous odds and ends. I had another hair/makeup trial which was significantly better than the first. We still have to pick up my wedding band, meet with the DJ, have our final dance lesson and pick up the menus/programs/etc. Then all that’s left is to pack and head down to the Ritz! I’m so excited!! 😀 Next time I post here, I’ll be Mrs. Erik Jacobs. Wish us luck!