Wednesday, January 20, 2010
It took me a few loops until I was comfortable skating but I am definitely not any good. I think it has been a long time since I have been ice skating because I don't really like it. Unless you are skating the same pace as someone else you don't really get to hang out with folks. Plus, there are a lot of other fun things to do that you are a lot less likely at breaking a part of your body!
Oh and did I mention it was an outdoor rink!? So fun to be skating outside. I just wished the rink was a little larger.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
This weekend Emily came to visit! We had a fabulous time running all over town and eating at many of the places I have heard about but never been. When Emily got here we back toward town and hit the Central West End to check out their shops and The Cupcakery. After taking a red velvet and a chocolate cupcake with PB frosting (surprisingly that was mine) we shopped around. Friday night we went to dinner on The Hill which is the Italian part of town. I have heard from my roommates about Cunetto's but had yet to try it. So Emily and I went for an early dinner to beat the crowd and boy am I glad we did that! When we walked out there was probably a 2 hour wait!
Michelle also had a friend here for the weekend so the four of us spent a lot of time hanging out together getting to know one another. It was such a blessing that Ashley and Emily got along so well. Michelle and I were able to leave the two of them to go grocery shopping by themselves and have a great time together!
Saturday was another full day for us. Even though we didn't get out of the house until later in the afternoon we played hard! Emily and I ventured downtown to the City Museum since we have both heard so much about it. After climbing through caves, hiking up 7 flights of spiral stairs and sliding down slides for a few hours we decided we both needed a nap.
(I was too scared to climb that high so I just watched and took pictures!)
Dinner was probably the most fabulous meal ever. We went to Bailey's Chocolate Bar in Lafayette Square. WOW it was good. We split a small pizza and then each had our own dessert. My brownie and cinnamon ice cream was SO good. Emily got a flourless lava cake with coffee ice cream. I am happy to go there with every guest that comes in to town (they have blondies Alexa). After the sugar induced coma we went to a coffee shop to hear a CTS student play and meet up with some other folks from school.
Sunday night Emily and Ashley were satisfied with the few friends they met Saturday so they convinced Michelle and I to have a party at our house. Sunday night we had close to 20 people over to games and Globe watching.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
This weekend we celebrated Nana's 88th birthday. We had a luau for she and her friends and many of them stopped by to get "lei'd". We had a great turnout and SO much food to eat. The MaiTai's were really good and man can we put away some alcohol with Nana and her friends!
Jordan was a trooper and came to hang out with us for the duration of the party! Too bad Daniel didn't tell her to wear her mom's Rainbow Rhythm Band shirt or they could have matched! Yes, Dad and I matched! The moo moo and shirt were Nana and PawPaw's from one of the trip to Hawaii. Even more entertaining, I had multiple moo moos to choose from to wear for the party!
Thanks to the Harrison's for AMAZING cupcakes. Special thanks to the Ware and Martin families for their food and help. It was another successful WAM evening. I look forward to an exciting weekend in Nashville!
Friday, January 1, 2010
Vacation has been great. I couldn't have asked for a better new year's celebration. I got to spend time with some of my best friends and hear about life and all of the excitement Huntsville and Arizona bring to their lives! C&D and J&B I am so thankful for you guys! I am so glad we got to hang out together!After dinner and catching up I headed to see other friends for NYE. I have been so blessed to have such sweet friends in Huntsville. Stephen knows how to throw a good party!