|Now this is how you work from home :)|
Dinner started with a walk down the street to a restaurant called Genkie, a sushi place in Buckhead. Joe and I had walked past it so many times and I had heard it was great, but had never made the trip. The food was amazing, and it was such a special valentines day meal! After dinner we headed to our place to hang out a bit before heading to Ivy. This was a low key night for us because I knew that we had a fun filled day ahead of us. Ivy was absolutely crazy on Valentines Day, especially with single guys. We did get pretty flowers from a random person though! We had so much fun dancing and enjoying each others company, and headed home after we were sufficiently tired from the dance floor and our feet were killing us!
As expected, a lot of the girls woke up early with no alarm clock, so we headed outdoors for some exercise. After a good walk with Courtney, she and some of the girls started making a fabulous brunch. It was absolutely amazing. They made a breakfast casserole, fruit, bagels, mimosas, and so much more. After brunch we had a shower which was so much fun. I got so many useful things and I cannot wait to put them to great use :) After the shower we all got ready then headed to Sips and Strokes to get our painting on. For those of you that don't know, this is a painting place where you bring your own food and wine, then follow an instructor as they lead you through a painting. We had two options to paint, a piano type painting, and martini glasses. I opted for the martini glasses with a twist, so that if it turned out good I could hang in at the bar! We had so much fun painting, getting marriage advice from the whole class, drinking wine, eating desert, and simply enjoying each other's company. After that, we headed home to start getting ready for the evening. It takes quite some time for the big group of girls to get ready, but we were right on time for dinner reservations!
|Time to Paint!|
|Final Product...Yellow to Match the Bar|
|Everyone's turned out great!|
|She has her bride to be on :)|
|The Whole Group! Even Roxie :)|
|Mustache :) :) :)|
|Dancing the Night Away|
After getting home Friday, it was such a beautiful day, so I enjoyed working on the rooftop for the remainder of the day. Friday night was our first date night of the year (if you can't tell we lead busy lives), and Joe and I headed to Horseradish Grill which is about a mile down the street from us. We had planned a lot of date nights but they always seemed to be ruined by ice, delayed flights, etc. The restaurant is southern cooking with a twist and it was absolutely amazing. Joe got venison meatloaf which was amazing and I got a rack of lamb. We also got some fried green tomatoes because who doesn't love some good southern comfort food! The food was amazing and we thought we were going to explode from eating so much! After we got home we laid down in bed and realized we were in for the night, so we enjoyed some wine and each others company.
Saturday was filled with tennis and boot camp class and our (yes I qualify because I played two matches) mixed doubles team made it to the ALTA championship! It was such a fun match to watch and I cannot wait to see what the outcome is two weeks from now. After tennis we headed to dinner and then headed to a new bar in Buckhead, Big Sky. It was the grand opening so we had to check it out! It is such a cool bar that is very open on the top floor so it will be amazing to go to in the summer. It was such a beautiful night that it was a perfect night for the grand opening. We called it an early night and headed home at midnight because we were exhausted after a fun day outside. Sunday started in the morning with tennis since we knew the courts would be full later in the day. After tennis we had breakfast then headed to the rooftop to get some sun and some work done. After a couple hours up there, we headed to Joe's parent's house to spend some time with them, eat dinner, then head to church. It was a relaxing weekend and Joe and I enjoyed spending some time together as I hit the road for another full week on the road. This week I head to Detriot, Cedar Rapids, and Chicago, so I cannot wait to see my friends up in Chicago! Happy Week Everyone :)