Right after the Bachelorette weekend I headed to the north east with a coworker of mine that wanted to see the wonderful world of sales. We traveled up to Rochester and then to Vermont before heading down to Boston for a day. It was such a successful trip that I finally started to think that maybe I am getting the hand of this sales thing. That weekend was going to be filled with SCUBA class. Joe and I had signed up for it and bought all of our gear so we were excited to spend the next two days in the pool learning the skills of diving. We had taken the online class, which took about 5 hours or so to complete, and passed, so we were ready to take what we learned in the classroom and use it in the water! We spent a lot of Saturday and Sunday learning to go up and down in the pool, assist people, put together your gear, swim properly, and so much more. It was so much fun but we were also exhausted after a long weekend! We did it through Diver Supply in Marietta, GA and would recommend it to anyone! The staff goes above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable with your gear and that you learn all of the water skills! We are ready for our open water dives in a couple weeks to complete the certification!
|Vermont Snow :)|
|One of my sales calls!!!|
After landing in Atlanta, we headed to Red Brick to relax and enjoy the nice weather outside and great company. After Red Brick we headed to our date night, which was at Horseradish Grill in Buckhead. This restaurant is located about a mile from our house right near Chastain Park. It was probably one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta. It is southern cooking with an upscale twist, and we loved every single thing we ordered. Joe got the veal meatloaf while I got the lamb shank and we were so full after we finished! It is also a beautiful little restaurant and I cannot wait to go back! Sunday was filled with tennis since it was the first round of the playoffs. The following week I hit the road to New York to meet a new account of mine for a portion of the week. I was not there all week, but I got to spend two wonderful evenings enjoying dinner with a good friend of mine after full days of meetings. The first night we stayed in Hoboken where he lives after I finished up with a client dinner while the second night we ventured into NYC for restaurant week. We went to a place called Alta and it was the cutest restaurant ever! It is hidden in a side street and literally located in a house. The fire place was burning and the food was great! As much as I liked NYC, I was excited to head home and not spend a full week up there.
|Ping Pong at Red Brick!|
|Softball Practice for Joe!|
|Carlos Bakery!!! The CAKE BOSS!!!!|
|4 year anniversary!|
|Winter Wonderland Table!|
|Olive Penguins :)|
|Joe being a Stud :)|
|We Won (me by default because I played two matches :) ) City Champions!|
|SXSW in Downtown Austin|
|Stars Game :)|
On Sunday we had the first moment of panic (for 30 seconds). After opening the fabric for the table runners, I realized that it was WAY off of the original coral color. After figuring out a way around it, we headed to Kristina's house. She has gone out of her way and above and beyond with her mother to help us keep the cost of our wedding down and provide much needed help. She will not only be doing all of our flowers, but also all of our centerpieces. They had gone to the flower shop to look at flowers and found beautiful flowers to put into the centerpieces and arrangements. I cannot believe how talented they are and am so lucky to have them helping! They have given up their whole dining room, kitchen sinks, driveway, and garage for this project and I really don't know how Joe and I will repay them! After talking with them, we have now hopefully figured out the fabric situation and will be returning the wrong color! After meeting with them, we headed to Biscuits and More (Joe's favorite biscuit place in Roswell) and then church with Joe's mom. After getting home, we went through the information that the DJ was asking for and picked out all of our dance music for significant dances. We also picked up some stuff for our escort cards so that I can make them this weekend, as well as some Easter decoration (we finally took the snowmen down!). After a great workout, we headed home and made BBQ pulled pork before doing some more details for the wedding, ordering Joe's wedding band (I ordered mine a couple weeks ago off Blue Nile and already have it!!!!!), working on the hotel gift bags, etc. For anyone that is looking to by jewelry, Blue Nile is the way to go :) Before I knew it, the weekend has passed, and it is another week. Luckily, this one is a full week at home (much needed), but Joe just said his goodbyes and headed off to Birmingham. Maybe someday we will see each other for more than two days...if nothing else, we have the HONEYMOON!!!! Happy Week Everyone!!!