Thursday, July 30, 2009

is that my husband?

Damien Walters`09 from Teymur XXX on Vimeo.

Ok.  Obviously that is not Jamie.  But that's the sort of video he would watch and then make a comment that goes something like this - "You know I could do that."  And the crazy thing is, he probably could.  

In college, Jamie had a group of guys that consisted of some that were even crazier than he was.  Not crazy in the typical college - let's go get crazy and drink/party ourselves silly - way.  But crazy in the - I'll try anything - way.  

They repelled off skyscrapers in downtown Atlanta.  Jumped trains.  Did flips.  Dove off cliffs.  Attempted ridiculous tricks on longboards.  One of them even jumped from one car to the other on Buford HIGHWAY without either driver aware that he was doing so.   Sometimes I think they're lucky to be alive.  

Most of them have settled down at least a little, as they've gotten married, become fathers, or have just suffered from enough concussions that they decided it might be time.  And I'd be lying if I said I'm not ok with that, as some of their tricks might have left me with a heart attack.  But I'd also be lying if I said that I don't secretly love when the "no fear" Jamie comes out and he tries something new.  I mean, do we really have to grow all the way up yet?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

This City

This past weekend I surprised Jamie with a "staycation" at the W Hotel in Midtown.  It was my gift to him for his birthday, but it also served as a great weekend for us to spend some time focusing on each other - uninterrupted, no time constraint.  

The only rule for the weekend was that we couldn't drive anywhere.  Perfect opportunity to re-discover Midtown-Atlanta.   We walked to dinner both nights, Starbucks in the morning.  Spent hours both days wondering throughout Piedmont Park, and through the surrounding neighborhoods.  Had a picnic on Saturday for lunch - amazing weather!!  Lounged at the pool.  Even managed to get in a quick workout (of course, thanks to the husband). 

But I think my favorite part of the weekend was...the sunrise.  Each of the W Hotels in Atlanta (I believe) has floor to ceiling windows.  Our view was of Piedmont Park and a few of the buildings that make up Midtown, and we kept the drapes open each night because the view was so amazing.  Unfortunately (on most occasions), I have a bad habit of waking up at least once or twice a night to use the restroom.  However, this weekend, it turned out to be the perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse of one of God's greatest gifts.  


Combined with the feeling of being in the city, and then watching the sun rise over this city - my home, the place I will raise my family, the city I share with my husband and friends and various family members - it reminded me to pray.  And this song was on repeat, playing in my mind - 

God of this City
Chris Tomlin

you're the God of this city
you're the King of these people
you're the Lord of this nation
You are

you're the Light in this darkness
you're the Hope to the hopeless
you're the Peace to the restless
You are

for there is no one like our God
there is no one like our God

for greater things have yet to come
and greater things are still to be done
in this city
greater things have yet to come
greater things are still to be done here

you're the Lord of creation
the Creator of all things
you're the King above all kings
You are

you're the Strength in our weakness
you're the Love to the broken 
you're the Joy to the sadness
You are.

for there is no one like our God
there is no one like our God

for greater things have yet to come
and greater things are still to be done
in this city
when glory shines from hearts alive
with praise for You and love for You
in this city

for greater things have yet to come
and greater things are still to be done
in this city
greater things have yet to come
greater things are still to be done here

My two favorite YouTube versions of the song - 

full song 

and a clip from uganda!  

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Have never posted about a giveaway....

...but totally found this post worthy of sharing (and my name gets another entry in the drawing!).  

This vintage looking ring can be found at St. Joshua's blog.  His jewelry is featured on his etsy site as well, the line called Steampunk jewelry.  What a unique talent producing such beautiful things! 

Monday, July 13, 2009

Molly loves...

Stole this idea from Dawn's most recent post.  Google "yourname loves" and see what comes up.  Make sure to use the quotations.  Apparently, I love...

- Paris
- Daisy Do a Dollop
- the spiral hat
- this guy called Desmond
- the corvette
- pink
- her milk
- hummers
- the massage
- greens
- the bike thing
- burrito tortillas

It thought the concept was pretty neat, but unfortunately most of these are inaccurate.  Other than Paris, the massage (any massage!), greens, and tortillas, I don't love any of these things.  :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

happy birthday, husband

This is the first year I've celebrated a birthday for a husband!  And wouldn't you know, he wouldn't let me make a big deal out of it.  So we're just heading for pizza tonight with a group of about 24 (did I mention he's a popular fellow?).  Friends = fun.  Especially with our group of friends.

Friday night will be the family dinner.  And the next weekend is my surprise weekend for him.  

Here's a pic of Jamie's bday from last year.  The two birthday celebrations I've planned for Jamie in the past 2 years just might be the best parties I've ever thrown...

Happy Birthday, husband.  You're the best :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tagalong Ding Dong Tuesday

*Sidenote:  I'm ignoring some crappy events that have unfolded in the past day*

a.k.a. Devon's last day at Unboundary.  

In an effort to keep this post from being sappy and over-sentimental, I'll make it short and sweet.  Devon's one of those people that, as Dawn puts it, "just gets it."  She's been a great friend and has made my time at Unboundary much more enjoyable over the last two years.  

Unfortunately for us, but good for her, Devon's decided to embark on some new adventures that lead her out of the office and out of Atlanta.  She's taking a leap, but one thing's for sure - I know she's got great things in store and will do well wherever life takes her (first up:  road trip to the west, second up:  Indiana!).  

In honor of Devon, Dawn made our (new!) favorite dessert/snack - Tagalong Ding Dongs (created and concepted by Devon, Dawn, & I).  And D's last day just happened to be on a Tuesday.  Alliteration here we go - Tagalong Ding Dong Tuesday.  

Fun memories with a good friend.  We'll miss you, Dev.  

Tagalong Ding Dong Cupcake Dance
Tagalong  Ding Dong Cupcake