Road Trip – DC

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sunrise on the start of the road trip"][/caption] Every summer needs a summer vacation. This year our summer vacation was an epic road trip. Since Jess has family in Philly and I have some friends in NC that we hadn't seen in a while, we figured it would be the perfect time to see them both all while visiting our nation's capitol, especially since Jess and Chase had never been there and the last time I was there was when I was a kid. As with every great road trip we planned it all out, got all our ducks in a row and headed out early.…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
Read More

Summah Summah Summah Tiiiime…

Summer is here which means relaxing time is a must. I do, though, have an almost 8 year old (how is that possible btw?) so part of our summer will include exploring the beautiful area we live in. Chase has a full list of things to see and do, but we started simple. Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Centennial Olympic Park to play in the water fountains! It was just the two of us, and we really enjoyed our day together. We were both in awe of the huge dinosaur replicas and I'm pretty sure I have a space geek in training! We came home and decked out his…
Read More

Bienvenidos Atlanta!!

I'm not sure if it was the time difference or not...but the days in El Salvador were LONG! This was a good thing. I remember being at the beach or in the pool and it felt like 5:00. Thinking we should get ready for our dinner reservations, I would check the time and was always baffled that it was only 1 or 2 o'clock. Things moved slowly, time moved slowly, people moved slowly. The last month of school for me was fucking ridiculous a little busy so I soaked up the El Salvadorian pace as much as possible. No where to be at a specific time...no watch..no phone...just peace. [caption…
Read More

Mi mejor amigo La boda de

The day of the wedding arrived and by now, SJ and I were totally ready for the journey. We had made contact with the outside world, got a general idea of where to meet up with Neal, go the times, and were out the door in record time. The wedding was at 11am, so we knew we should be out the door by 8. This would give us time to get to the hotel where Neal was, change, then head over to the location of the wedding. What we didn't account for were road closings and the inability for Google Maps to give an accurate location of the hotel. [caption…
Read More

No habla Espanol…

So we survived travel day! I will tell you that my anxiety level reached record levels that day. It's funny how quickly my adventurous, spontaneous, free spirited ways drift away as I get older. I was literally a scared ball of nerves and felt so out of control. I kept telling SB that had I taken this trip with anyone else...I may have had a mental breakdown! Somehow...that man bring out a patient and level headed Jess. The next day was Thursday. Jueves. (I do remember some things from High School!) We started the day off with a massage on the beach. It was JUST what my body needed after…
Read More

EL SALBADOOOOR!!!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="210" caption="The map that saved our lives!"][/caption] When Neal asked us to come to his and Jude's wedding, I wasn't sure that an excursion to another country would fit within the things we were going to be able to do this year. However, after much deliberating, Jess and I decided to do it. So we budgeted out the next few months and booked the trip. The events that followed were something I will never forget. :) The morning of the trip sprang on us faster than we thought but we were ready. Chase was dropped off with his dad and we hit up the airport. We had…
Read More

Road Trip – DC

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sunrise on the start of the road trip"][/caption] Every summer needs a summer vacation. This year our summer vacation was an epic road trip. Since Jess has family in Philly and I have some friends in NC that we hadn't seen in a while, we figured it would be the perfect time to see them both all while visiting our nation's capitol, especially since Jess and Chase had never been there and the last time I was there was when I was a kid. As with every great road trip we planned it all out, got all our ducks in a row and headed out early.…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
Read More

Summah Summah Summah Tiiiime…

Summer is here which means relaxing time is a must. I do, though, have an almost 8 year old (how is that possible btw?) so part of our summer will include exploring the beautiful area we live in. Chase has a full list of things to see and do, but we started simple. Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Centennial Olympic Park to play in the water fountains! It was just the two of us, and we really enjoyed our day together. We were both in awe of the huge dinosaur replicas and I'm pretty sure I have a space geek in training! We came home and decked out his…
Read More

Bienvenidos Atlanta!!

I'm not sure if it was the time difference or not...but the days in El Salvador were LONG! This was a good thing. I remember being at the beach or in the pool and it felt like 5:00. Thinking we should get ready for our dinner reservations, I would check the time and was always baffled that it was only 1 or 2 o'clock. Things moved slowly, time moved slowly, people moved slowly. The last month of school for me was fucking ridiculous a little busy so I soaked up the El Salvadorian pace as much as possible. No where to be at a specific time...no watch..no phone...just peace. [caption…
Read More

Mi mejor amigo La boda de

The day of the wedding arrived and by now, SJ and I were totally ready for the journey. We had made contact with the outside world, got a general idea of where to meet up with Neal, go the times, and were out the door in record time. The wedding was at 11am, so we knew we should be out the door by 8. This would give us time to get to the hotel where Neal was, change, then head over to the location of the wedding. What we didn't account for were road closings and the inability for Google Maps to give an accurate location of the hotel. [caption…
Read More

No habla Espanol…

So we survived travel day! I will tell you that my anxiety level reached record levels that day. It's funny how quickly my adventurous, spontaneous, free spirited ways drift away as I get older. I was literally a scared ball of nerves and felt so out of control. I kept telling SB that had I taken this trip with anyone else...I may have had a mental breakdown! Somehow...that man bring out a patient and level headed Jess. The next day was Thursday. Jueves. (I do remember some things from High School!) We started the day off with a massage on the beach. It was JUST what my body needed after…
Read More

EL SALBADOOOOR!!!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="210" caption="The map that saved our lives!"][/caption] When Neal asked us to come to his and Jude's wedding, I wasn't sure that an excursion to another country would fit within the things we were going to be able to do this year. However, after much deliberating, Jess and I decided to do it. So we budgeted out the next few months and booked the trip. The events that followed were something I will never forget. :) The morning of the trip sprang on us faster than we thought but we were ready. Chase was dropped off with his dad and we hit up the airport. We had…
Read More

Road Trip – DC

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sunrise on the start of the road trip"][/caption] Every summer needs a summer vacation. This year our summer vacation was an epic road trip. Since Jess has family in Philly and I have some friends in NC that we hadn't seen in a while, we figured it would be the perfect time to see them both all while visiting our nation's capitol, especially since Jess and Chase had never been there and the last time I was there was when I was a kid. As with every great road trip we planned it all out, got all our ducks in a row and headed out early.…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
Read More

Summah Summah Summah Tiiiime…

Summer is here which means relaxing time is a must. I do, though, have an almost 8 year old (how is that possible btw?) so part of our summer will include exploring the beautiful area we live in. Chase has a full list of things to see and do, but we started simple. Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Centennial Olympic Park to play in the water fountains! It was just the two of us, and we really enjoyed our day together. We were both in awe of the huge dinosaur replicas and I'm pretty sure I have a space geek in training! We came home and decked out his…
Read More

Bienvenidos Atlanta!!

I'm not sure if it was the time difference or not...but the days in El Salvador were LONG! This was a good thing. I remember being at the beach or in the pool and it felt like 5:00. Thinking we should get ready for our dinner reservations, I would check the time and was always baffled that it was only 1 or 2 o'clock. Things moved slowly, time moved slowly, people moved slowly. The last month of school for me was fucking ridiculous a little busy so I soaked up the El Salvadorian pace as much as possible. No where to be at a specific time...no watch..no phone...just peace. [caption…
Read More

Mi mejor amigo La boda de

The day of the wedding arrived and by now, SJ and I were totally ready for the journey. We had made contact with the outside world, got a general idea of where to meet up with Neal, go the times, and were out the door in record time. The wedding was at 11am, so we knew we should be out the door by 8. This would give us time to get to the hotel where Neal was, change, then head over to the location of the wedding. What we didn't account for were road closings and the inability for Google Maps to give an accurate location of the hotel. [caption…
Read More

No habla Espanol…

So we survived travel day! I will tell you that my anxiety level reached record levels that day. It's funny how quickly my adventurous, spontaneous, free spirited ways drift away as I get older. I was literally a scared ball of nerves and felt so out of control. I kept telling SB that had I taken this trip with anyone else...I may have had a mental breakdown! Somehow...that man bring out a patient and level headed Jess. The next day was Thursday. Jueves. (I do remember some things from High School!) We started the day off with a massage on the beach. It was JUST what my body needed after…
Read More

EL SALBADOOOOR!!!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="210" caption="The map that saved our lives!"][/caption] When Neal asked us to come to his and Jude's wedding, I wasn't sure that an excursion to another country would fit within the things we were going to be able to do this year. However, after much deliberating, Jess and I decided to do it. So we budgeted out the next few months and booked the trip. The events that followed were something I will never forget. :) The morning of the trip sprang on us faster than we thought but we were ready. Chase was dropped off with his dad and we hit up the airport. We had…
Read More

Road Trip – DC

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sunrise on the start of the road trip"][/caption] Every summer needs a summer vacation. This year our summer vacation was an epic road trip. Since Jess has family in Philly and I have some friends in NC that we hadn't seen in a while, we figured it would be the perfect time to see them both all while visiting our nation's capitol, especially since Jess and Chase had never been there and the last time I was there was when I was a kid. As with every great road trip we planned it all out, got all our ducks in a row and headed out early.…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
Read More

Summah Summah Summah Tiiiime…

Summer is here which means relaxing time is a must. I do, though, have an almost 8 year old (how is that possible btw?) so part of our summer will include exploring the beautiful area we live in. Chase has a full list of things to see and do, but we started simple. Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Centennial Olympic Park to play in the water fountains! It was just the two of us, and we really enjoyed our day together. We were both in awe of the huge dinosaur replicas and I'm pretty sure I have a space geek in training! We came home and decked out his…
Read More

Bienvenidos Atlanta!!

I'm not sure if it was the time difference or not...but the days in El Salvador were LONG! This was a good thing. I remember being at the beach or in the pool and it felt like 5:00. Thinking we should get ready for our dinner reservations, I would check the time and was always baffled that it was only 1 or 2 o'clock. Things moved slowly, time moved slowly, people moved slowly. The last month of school for me was fucking ridiculous a little busy so I soaked up the El Salvadorian pace as much as possible. No where to be at a specific time...no watch..no phone...just peace. [caption…
Read More

Mi mejor amigo La boda de

The day of the wedding arrived and by now, SJ and I were totally ready for the journey. We had made contact with the outside world, got a general idea of where to meet up with Neal, go the times, and were out the door in record time. The wedding was at 11am, so we knew we should be out the door by 8. This would give us time to get to the hotel where Neal was, change, then head over to the location of the wedding. What we didn't account for were road closings and the inability for Google Maps to give an accurate location of the hotel. [caption…
Read More

No habla Espanol…

So we survived travel day! I will tell you that my anxiety level reached record levels that day. It's funny how quickly my adventurous, spontaneous, free spirited ways drift away as I get older. I was literally a scared ball of nerves and felt so out of control. I kept telling SB that had I taken this trip with anyone else...I may have had a mental breakdown! Somehow...that man bring out a patient and level headed Jess. The next day was Thursday. Jueves. (I do remember some things from High School!) We started the day off with a massage on the beach. It was JUST what my body needed after…
Read More

EL SALBADOOOOR!!!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="210" caption="The map that saved our lives!"][/caption] When Neal asked us to come to his and Jude's wedding, I wasn't sure that an excursion to another country would fit within the things we were going to be able to do this year. However, after much deliberating, Jess and I decided to do it. So we budgeted out the next few months and booked the trip. The events that followed were something I will never forget. :) The morning of the trip sprang on us faster than we thought but we were ready. Chase was dropped off with his dad and we hit up the airport. We had…
Read More

Road Trip – DC

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sunrise on the start of the road trip"][/caption] Every summer needs a summer vacation. This year our summer vacation was an epic road trip. Since Jess has family in Philly and I have some friends in NC that we hadn't seen in a while, we figured it would be the perfect time to see them both all while visiting our nation's capitol, especially since Jess and Chase had never been there and the last time I was there was when I was a kid. As with every great road trip we planned it all out, got all our ducks in a row and headed out early.…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
Read More

Summah Summah Summah Tiiiime…

Summer is here which means relaxing time is a must. I do, though, have an almost 8 year old (how is that possible btw?) so part of our summer will include exploring the beautiful area we live in. Chase has a full list of things to see and do, but we started simple. Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Centennial Olympic Park to play in the water fountains! It was just the two of us, and we really enjoyed our day together. We were both in awe of the huge dinosaur replicas and I'm pretty sure I have a space geek in training! We came home and decked out his…
Read More

Bienvenidos Atlanta!!

I'm not sure if it was the time difference or not...but the days in El Salvador were LONG! This was a good thing. I remember being at the beach or in the pool and it felt like 5:00. Thinking we should get ready for our dinner reservations, I would check the time and was always baffled that it was only 1 or 2 o'clock. Things moved slowly, time moved slowly, people moved slowly. The last month of school for me was fucking ridiculous a little busy so I soaked up the El Salvadorian pace as much as possible. No where to be at a specific time...no watch..no phone...just peace. [caption…
Read More

Mi mejor amigo La boda de

The day of the wedding arrived and by now, SJ and I were totally ready for the journey. We had made contact with the outside world, got a general idea of where to meet up with Neal, go the times, and were out the door in record time. The wedding was at 11am, so we knew we should be out the door by 8. This would give us time to get to the hotel where Neal was, change, then head over to the location of the wedding. What we didn't account for were road closings and the inability for Google Maps to give an accurate location of the hotel. [caption…
Read More

No habla Espanol…

So we survived travel day! I will tell you that my anxiety level reached record levels that day. It's funny how quickly my adventurous, spontaneous, free spirited ways drift away as I get older. I was literally a scared ball of nerves and felt so out of control. I kept telling SB that had I taken this trip with anyone else...I may have had a mental breakdown! Somehow...that man bring out a patient and level headed Jess. The next day was Thursday. Jueves. (I do remember some things from High School!) We started the day off with a massage on the beach. It was JUST what my body needed after…
Read More

EL SALBADOOOOR!!!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="210" caption="The map that saved our lives!"][/caption] When Neal asked us to come to his and Jude's wedding, I wasn't sure that an excursion to another country would fit within the things we were going to be able to do this year. However, after much deliberating, Jess and I decided to do it. So we budgeted out the next few months and booked the trip. The events that followed were something I will never forget. :) The morning of the trip sprang on us faster than we thought but we were ready. Chase was dropped off with his dad and we hit up the airport. We had…
Read More

Road Trip – DC

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sunrise on the start of the road trip"][/caption] Every summer needs a summer vacation. This year our summer vacation was an epic road trip. Since Jess has family in Philly and I have some friends in NC that we hadn't seen in a while, we figured it would be the perfect time to see them both all while visiting our nation's capitol, especially since Jess and Chase had never been there and the last time I was there was when I was a kid. As with every great road trip we planned it all out, got all our ducks in a row and headed out early.…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
Read More

Summah Summah Summah Tiiiime…

Summer is here which means relaxing time is a must. I do, though, have an almost 8 year old (how is that possible btw?) so part of our summer will include exploring the beautiful area we live in. Chase has a full list of things to see and do, but we started simple. Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Centennial Olympic Park to play in the water fountains! It was just the two of us, and we really enjoyed our day together. We were both in awe of the huge dinosaur replicas and I'm pretty sure I have a space geek in training! We came home and decked out his…
Read More

Bienvenidos Atlanta!!

I'm not sure if it was the time difference or not...but the days in El Salvador were LONG! This was a good thing. I remember being at the beach or in the pool and it felt like 5:00. Thinking we should get ready for our dinner reservations, I would check the time and was always baffled that it was only 1 or 2 o'clock. Things moved slowly, time moved slowly, people moved slowly. The last month of school for me was fucking ridiculous a little busy so I soaked up the El Salvadorian pace as much as possible. No where to be at a specific time...no watch..no phone...just peace. [caption…
Read More

Mi mejor amigo La boda de

The day of the wedding arrived and by now, SJ and I were totally ready for the journey. We had made contact with the outside world, got a general idea of where to meet up with Neal, go the times, and were out the door in record time. The wedding was at 11am, so we knew we should be out the door by 8. This would give us time to get to the hotel where Neal was, change, then head over to the location of the wedding. What we didn't account for were road closings and the inability for Google Maps to give an accurate location of the hotel. [caption…
Read More

No habla Espanol…

So we survived travel day! I will tell you that my anxiety level reached record levels that day. It's funny how quickly my adventurous, spontaneous, free spirited ways drift away as I get older. I was literally a scared ball of nerves and felt so out of control. I kept telling SB that had I taken this trip with anyone else...I may have had a mental breakdown! Somehow...that man bring out a patient and level headed Jess. The next day was Thursday. Jueves. (I do remember some things from High School!) We started the day off with a massage on the beach. It was JUST what my body needed after…
Read More

EL SALBADOOOOR!!!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="210" caption="The map that saved our lives!"][/caption] When Neal asked us to come to his and Jude's wedding, I wasn't sure that an excursion to another country would fit within the things we were going to be able to do this year. However, after much deliberating, Jess and I decided to do it. So we budgeted out the next few months and booked the trip. The events that followed were something I will never forget. :) The morning of the trip sprang on us faster than we thought but we were ready. Chase was dropped off with his dad and we hit up the airport. We had…
Read More

Road Trip – DC

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sunrise on the start of the road trip"][/caption] Every summer needs a summer vacation. This year our summer vacation was an epic road trip. Since Jess has family in Philly and I have some friends in NC that we hadn't seen in a while, we figured it would be the perfect time to see them both all while visiting our nation's capitol, especially since Jess and Chase had never been there and the last time I was there was when I was a kid. As with every great road trip we planned it all out, got all our ducks in a row and headed out early.…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
Read More

Summah Summah Summah Tiiiime…

Summer is here which means relaxing time is a must. I do, though, have an almost 8 year old (how is that possible btw?) so part of our summer will include exploring the beautiful area we live in. Chase has a full list of things to see and do, but we started simple. Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Centennial Olympic Park to play in the water fountains! It was just the two of us, and we really enjoyed our day together. We were both in awe of the huge dinosaur replicas and I'm pretty sure I have a space geek in training! We came home and decked out his…
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Bienvenidos Atlanta!!

I'm not sure if it was the time difference or not...but the days in El Salvador were LONG! This was a good thing. I remember being at the beach or in the pool and it felt like 5:00. Thinking we should get ready for our dinner reservations, I would check the time and was always baffled that it was only 1 or 2 o'clock. Things moved slowly, time moved slowly, people moved slowly. The last month of school for me was fucking ridiculous a little busy so I soaked up the El Salvadorian pace as much as possible. No where to be at a specific time...no watch..no phone...just peace. [caption…
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Mi mejor amigo La boda de

The day of the wedding arrived and by now, SJ and I were totally ready for the journey. We had made contact with the outside world, got a general idea of where to meet up with Neal, go the times, and were out the door in record time. The wedding was at 11am, so we knew we should be out the door by 8. This would give us time to get to the hotel where Neal was, change, then head over to the location of the wedding. What we didn't account for were road closings and the inability for Google Maps to give an accurate location of the hotel. [caption…
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No habla Espanol…

So we survived travel day! I will tell you that my anxiety level reached record levels that day. It's funny how quickly my adventurous, spontaneous, free spirited ways drift away as I get older. I was literally a scared ball of nerves and felt so out of control. I kept telling SB that had I taken this trip with anyone else...I may have had a mental breakdown! Somehow...that man bring out a patient and level headed Jess. The next day was Thursday. Jueves. (I do remember some things from High School!) We started the day off with a massage on the beach. It was JUST what my body needed after…
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EL SALBADOOOOR!!!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="210" caption="The map that saved our lives!"][/caption] When Neal asked us to come to his and Jude's wedding, I wasn't sure that an excursion to another country would fit within the things we were going to be able to do this year. However, after much deliberating, Jess and I decided to do it. So we budgeted out the next few months and booked the trip. The events that followed were something I will never forget. :) The morning of the trip sprang on us faster than we thought but we were ready. Chase was dropped off with his dad and we hit up the airport. We had…
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Road Trip – DC

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sunrise on the start of the road trip"][/caption] Every summer needs a summer vacation. This year our summer vacation was an epic road trip. Since Jess has family in Philly and I have some friends in NC that we hadn't seen in a while, we figured it would be the perfect time to see them both all while visiting our nation's capitol, especially since Jess and Chase had never been there and the last time I was there was when I was a kid. As with every great road trip we planned it all out, got all our ducks in a row and headed out early.…
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Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
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A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
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Summah Summah Summah Tiiiime…

Summer is here which means relaxing time is a must. I do, though, have an almost 8 year old (how is that possible btw?) so part of our summer will include exploring the beautiful area we live in. Chase has a full list of things to see and do, but we started simple. Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Centennial Olympic Park to play in the water fountains! It was just the two of us, and we really enjoyed our day together. We were both in awe of the huge dinosaur replicas and I'm pretty sure I have a space geek in training! We came home and decked out his…
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Bienvenidos Atlanta!!

I'm not sure if it was the time difference or not...but the days in El Salvador were LONG! This was a good thing. I remember being at the beach or in the pool and it felt like 5:00. Thinking we should get ready for our dinner reservations, I would check the time and was always baffled that it was only 1 or 2 o'clock. Things moved slowly, time moved slowly, people moved slowly. The last month of school for me was fucking ridiculous a little busy so I soaked up the El Salvadorian pace as much as possible. No where to be at a specific time...no watch..no phone...just peace. [caption…
Read More

Mi mejor amigo La boda de

The day of the wedding arrived and by now, SJ and I were totally ready for the journey. We had made contact with the outside world, got a general idea of where to meet up with Neal, go the times, and were out the door in record time. The wedding was at 11am, so we knew we should be out the door by 8. This would give us time to get to the hotel where Neal was, change, then head over to the location of the wedding. What we didn't account for were road closings and the inability for Google Maps to give an accurate location of the hotel. [caption…
Read More

No habla Espanol…

So we survived travel day! I will tell you that my anxiety level reached record levels that day. It's funny how quickly my adventurous, spontaneous, free spirited ways drift away as I get older. I was literally a scared ball of nerves and felt so out of control. I kept telling SB that had I taken this trip with anyone else...I may have had a mental breakdown! Somehow...that man bring out a patient and level headed Jess. The next day was Thursday. Jueves. (I do remember some things from High School!) We started the day off with a massage on the beach. It was JUST what my body needed after…
Read More

EL SALBADOOOOR!!!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="210" caption="The map that saved our lives!"][/caption] When Neal asked us to come to his and Jude's wedding, I wasn't sure that an excursion to another country would fit within the things we were going to be able to do this year. However, after much deliberating, Jess and I decided to do it. So we budgeted out the next few months and booked the trip. The events that followed were something I will never forget. :) The morning of the trip sprang on us faster than we thought but we were ready. Chase was dropped off with his dad and we hit up the airport. We had…
Read More

Road Trip – DC

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sunrise on the start of the road trip"][/caption] Every summer needs a summer vacation. This year our summer vacation was an epic road trip. Since Jess has family in Philly and I have some friends in NC that we hadn't seen in a while, we figured it would be the perfect time to see them both all while visiting our nation's capitol, especially since Jess and Chase had never been there and the last time I was there was when I was a kid. As with every great road trip we planned it all out, got all our ducks in a row and headed out early.…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
Read More

Summah Summah Summah Tiiiime…

Summer is here which means relaxing time is a must. I do, though, have an almost 8 year old (how is that possible btw?) so part of our summer will include exploring the beautiful area we live in. Chase has a full list of things to see and do, but we started simple. Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Centennial Olympic Park to play in the water fountains! It was just the two of us, and we really enjoyed our day together. We were both in awe of the huge dinosaur replicas and I'm pretty sure I have a space geek in training! We came home and decked out his…
Read More

Bienvenidos Atlanta!!

I'm not sure if it was the time difference or not...but the days in El Salvador were LONG! This was a good thing. I remember being at the beach or in the pool and it felt like 5:00. Thinking we should get ready for our dinner reservations, I would check the time and was always baffled that it was only 1 or 2 o'clock. Things moved slowly, time moved slowly, people moved slowly. The last month of school for me was fucking ridiculous a little busy so I soaked up the El Salvadorian pace as much as possible. No where to be at a specific time...no watch..no phone...just peace. [caption…
Read More

Mi mejor amigo La boda de

The day of the wedding arrived and by now, SJ and I were totally ready for the journey. We had made contact with the outside world, got a general idea of where to meet up with Neal, go the times, and were out the door in record time. The wedding was at 11am, so we knew we should be out the door by 8. This would give us time to get to the hotel where Neal was, change, then head over to the location of the wedding. What we didn't account for were road closings and the inability for Google Maps to give an accurate location of the hotel. [caption…
Read More

No habla Espanol…

So we survived travel day! I will tell you that my anxiety level reached record levels that day. It's funny how quickly my adventurous, spontaneous, free spirited ways drift away as I get older. I was literally a scared ball of nerves and felt so out of control. I kept telling SB that had I taken this trip with anyone else...I may have had a mental breakdown! Somehow...that man bring out a patient and level headed Jess. The next day was Thursday. Jueves. (I do remember some things from High School!) We started the day off with a massage on the beach. It was JUST what my body needed after…
Read More

EL SALBADOOOOR!!!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="210" caption="The map that saved our lives!"][/caption] When Neal asked us to come to his and Jude's wedding, I wasn't sure that an excursion to another country would fit within the things we were going to be able to do this year. However, after much deliberating, Jess and I decided to do it. So we budgeted out the next few months and booked the trip. The events that followed were something I will never forget. :) The morning of the trip sprang on us faster than we thought but we were ready. Chase was dropped off with his dad and we hit up the airport. We had…
Read More