Brings back memories.
West Egg with Leah and Terry. The soda was amazing.
Some shots from the porch on the 3rd floor off of the master bedroom. It’s actually pretty secluded and private back year. And green.
Went to the Columns Drive Chattahoochee River Park today with Terry and the boys – it was so nice out! Afterwards, I took a quick drive around some of the old neightborhoods I grew up in and 2 of the houses we lived in. Memories!!! I used to ride my bike all over that place. Good times.
There’s a light dusting of pollen covering just about everything here in Atlanta. *achoo!*
Get it? Ha! Went out for Willy’s yesterday with Leah and Jonah. Snapped a few shots when we got home. This is the tree right outside our front door – it’s beautiful. Also, Jackson has this really, really strange habit of only going for a P under bushes. Of course, he can’t be like a normal dog and just P on a tree or something; he’s got to slowly wiggle under a shrub and go. He. Is. So. Strange. But I wouldn’t want him any other way.
Happy New Year, Y’all! Enjoying the start of the new year in my new home office space – have a fire going and two snoring dogs at my feet. Not too shabby. Here, take a look:
Atlanta, we have arrived. Leaving Phoenix was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Let’s start with saying goodbye to the office.
Janet, Jason, Kristin, Justine, Brent, Adam and I went to lunch on Tuesday to Village Tavern where I was presented with one of the most thoughtful gifts ever. Had I not been already emotionally overloaded already, I would have started sobbing right there. Thank God I saved that for home. It was a lovely framed “Top 10 Reasons why we’ll miss having James Bradley Adamthwaite in the Scottsdale office” sign:
After wrapping up last-minute items, it was time to clear out my desk, swipe out and head down the hallway and go down the elevator for the last time (for now):
Packing up on Wednesday was stressful. Let’s just say we were mildly under-packed and under-prepared. We had to call 1-800-GOT-JUNK to come take some of our stuff away last-minute that wouldn’t fit in the pods.
Once we were all loaded up on Thursday and the apartment was clean, we loaded the boys up in the Element for the last time and headed out to Albuquerque, NM.
The drive was a lot easier than I expected. I’m not one for long car drives, personally, and normally Terry does most of the driving on road trips, so I wasn’t sure how I’d fare driving across the country in a car all alone. The fact that we did small, bite-sized chunks made it much easier. While we were in northern Arizona and New Mexico, the boys got to see snow for the first time!
They loved it.
The first night driving was cold and dark:
On the way out, I let Terry set the pace in the Element with the dogs and followed him. One of my favorite things was to see Jack pop his head up and stare at me from the back window. Not sure if you can see him, but he’s there!
Overall, the boys did great. They loved being in the car on an adventure.
Once we got into Oklahoma/Arkansas, the boys also got their first taste of fall oak leaves! They loved it immediately and had a blast romping around in the crunchyness.
After making the hop from Phoenix, to Albuquerque, to Oklahoma City, to Memphis, we finally landed in Atlanta!
We stayed two nights in Mountain Park with my mom at the cabin. The boys loved getting reaquainted with their Grammy.
Then on Tuesday, we got the keys and our pods delivered and moved into our new 3-story apartment at Glen Lake in Sandy Springs, a mere 1.7 miles away from Aunt Mildew, aka, Leah (andMark.com).
Leah and Mark bought us a bottle of my favorite champagne (Blank d’ Noir) and we toasted to the occasion:
I’ll make a separate post to show you all the new apartment once it’s all setup; still waiting on office furniture to arrive. The only other thing that’s missing is our new Life Time Fitness to open in Sandy Springs. That’s sill 4 months away, so until then, we’ll have to dive up to Alpharetta for Life Time. Not too bad.
Here’s our new one under construction. 3 levels. Diamond level. Hopefully lots of extra yoga studios!!!
Here’s a sneak peek at our home – we had our first fire in the fireplace last night:
All for now.
Phoenix friends: We Miss You!
Atlanta friends: Let’s Party!