Saturday, May 29, 2010

My very own Bob The Builder!

Tanner used to watch Bob the Builder religiously when he was about 4 years old. I have this one episode embedded in my mind forever. It's the one where Wendy goes out of town to visit her sister. Bob gets the idea to build her a garden with a pergola for shade. I was so jealous of Wendy because I've always wanted a pergola!

Well my own personal (and way hotter) Bob The Builder has come through. Yesterday he whipped me out the most beautiful 24X16 foot pergola! AND...he did it in the pouring rain. Eat your heart out Wendy...mine is better than yours!!!

It still needs some finishing touches so I'll have to show you the whole shebang another time!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I'm LOST...

We've been huge Lost fans since the beginning. I've watched every single episode waiting and wondering what the "answers" would be. We watched the finale this week with a bit of sadness that our favorite show is coming to an end. I was looking forward to getting some long awaited "answers" to my many questions as well. such luck. They didn't answer much! I'm not saying I didn't like the ending because I was totally satisfied by the way it wrapped up and I had already figured it would end this way. I just think the finale felt rushed and they could have done a better job leading up to it. What done is done though and I've loved every minute!

Although I sure would like to know the answer to some of these...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Georgia On My Mind

I finally went back! It's been 3 years since the last time I went to visit and that wasn't under fun circumstances, so it doesn't really count.
Man did I have a good time! When my plane was coming into Atlanta I started choking up all suddenly. I had to check myself before I started all out bawling. It just felt so familiar and so much like home. Before I left, Alan told me he was terrified that I would get lost driving around but I never had a problem. It all came back to me like it was yesterday. The entire time I was there I kept wishing I could just call Alan and the kids and tell them to get on a plane, leave Washington behind and stay in Georgia forever. Of course that's never going to happen but I sure wish it could. I love my Georgia friends who were my family for 4 years and I miss them more than I realized. I'm just going to have to make it more of a yearly visit instead of every 3 years. Thankfully I won't have to wait a whole year to go back though! I get to go in July to shoot the wedding of Chad and Kari, woooohoooo! I can hardly wait.

Our family favorite! The ice cream shop in Hickory Flat where they make all the ice cream themselves. Oh ya, it's gooood!

Went back and it had moved and now looks like this. Still yummy!

Another one of my favorites. A cute little boutique in Hickory Flat. It had also moved but it was better than ever. I bought myself a great necklace!

Oh the yumminess of Ellijay...FRIED PIES!!! I bought a black raspberry one for breakfast and then bought 6 fried peach pies and brought them all the way home. Along with some fudge and taffy.

These are the two houses that we owned in Georgia. Love them both! I have to say it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be to see them. They didn't feel like mine anymore. I learned a big lesson. A home is truly where your family is, it's a feeling, not a place.