Wednesday, December 22

A Wonderful Weekend

We had such a wonderful weekend. Friday night, Doug took me out for a celebratory date in honor of my new job! Of course, I chose Chili's (probably my favorite that sad? haha!) I had my favorite salad of all time, the boneless buffalo chicken salad, and my favorite margarita, too! And of course, lots and lots of chips and salsa. It was a perfect feast.

Afterwards, we walked around the mall until it was time for our movie! (I love going to the just makes me really happy!) I chose to see Tangled, because I wanted a really happy movie for this happy day. And we both LOVED it. It was hilarious and adorable, and you all need to see it. Yes, we may have been the only adults there with no children, but it was a great movie.

Saturday was also a wonderful day. I headed up to Snellville to volunteer with Bliss at a holiday adoption event, but Doug sadly had to go to school (I don't know if I've mentioned this, but Doug is getting his MBA). I probably had a lot more fun than he did, because I got to play with adorable faces like this.

This is Penny, my twin. I was holding her and someone pointed out that we were matching! What fashionistas we are :)

 These little guys were brothers, and they were about the cutest things ever. They played all day together, and then they just flopped down on top of each other and snuggled.

It was a great weekend- we adopted 6 dogs out!!!

Saturday night, Doug and I drove into Atlanta to go to the Thrashers game! (Atlanta's hockey team) It was an incredible game of 7-1, and we had a blast. Afterwards, we drove around Decatur, writing down names of apartments we passed :) We want to move to Decatur sooner than later, so does anyone know of any good apartments, townhouses, or houses for rent? We want to stay right around Emory.
Sunday was more of a "get stuff done" day. I cleaned. And baked. And cleaned. And baked. When I go out of town, I like to leave the apartment pretty spotless so 1) it will be easier on Doug and 2) he will have a harder time getting it messy. So I made sure he had clean clothes and dishes, and I was off to Atlanta!

My former boss at Towne Lake Hills Golf Club, Rob, invited me to their annual Christmas party, so I was happy to attend! I brought my brownies (and I decided this would be the last batch for a while....I've got to control myself!) and saw all of my old co-workers, which is always fun and entertaining. One of my favorite people ever is Lance, our Autistic dishwasher. I. Adore. Him. He is so sweet and absolutely hilarious, and I can just talk to him for days. He has recently taken on a new hobby- throwing knives. I did my best to talk him out of it, but he seemed determined!
This is Lance and I several years ago when we all took him out for his birthday.

And this is me and Lance at our reception. I told him in advance that I wanted to dance with him, so he brought a nice sweater to change into :)

I went to my parents' house afterwards since I had my pre-ops on Monday. Those went well, and then I headed over to my in-laws' for our Christmas celebration, where I received one of my favorite gifts this year. Doug's brother and sister got me GIGI'S CUPCAKES! I was soooo excited. They are the best. Markus (my BIL) had sent me a picture message of one a few days ago that he was eating, and I was so jealous. So this more than made up for it! They are almost gone, and I'm trying to savor them!

Tonight, I am seeing two of my best friends from high school, Suzanne and Rachael, and I am so excited about it! We don't see each other as often as we'd like, but it's always so fun to get together. We are cooking dinner and renting a movie!

And then Doug is coming into town tonight to be with me for the surgery tomorrow! I'm a little nervous, but mostly just ready to get it over with. At my pre-op, a PA saw me and he was shocked to see just how deviated my little septum is! He said it's basically pressed up against the side of my nose, which makes sense since I can never breathe through that side. So let's just get it over with!

The nurse was joking that she is going to color my nose brace red and buy me reindeer antlers, and my mom jumped on board. So I will probably be leaving the hospital as Rudolph!
I'm not sure how much I'll be blogging afterwards. It would probably be hilarious if I did, since I will be on plenty of pain medication :) Doug says he might write a post about how I'm doing (mainly all of the funny/embarassing things I will say and do!) so we'll see if that happens!

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!!


Mrs. McCracken said... Best Blogger Tips

Merry Christmas Julie and Doug!!!!
I hope that the surgery goes well! I will be checking in- so please post it on facebook- or Doug writing a post would be pretty awesome!

Keep us all posted! and I hope that you have a womderful Christmas!

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Hey Julie. That's fun that you're moving to Decatur. There is a really nice apartment/condo on the corner next to the Emory Law School and adjacent to the Arts Center, but I'm obviously blanking on the name...Don't live at Gables Rock Springs, Gables Montclair, or Highland Lake. I lived at Highland Lake and loved it, but it's definitely overflowing with college students. The Post apartments just up the road from Toco Hills shopping center are nice. There are a lot of graduate students there; no college students because they won't allow it. That's down North Druid Hills.

If you want, email me and I can look further into street names and details. meghan {dot} weddle {at} gmail {dot} com.

Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

That sounds like a great weekend! I really want to see Tangled! Those dogs are SO cute. What an awesome way to volunteer your time. I went to a Thrashers game in March and had an awesome time (but they lost).

GOOD LUCK with your surgery! I'm sure it will go fine and you will be relieved when it's over! I hope Doug posts, too!

Legally Lovely said... Best Blogger Tips

Merry Christmas, sweetie!

I will be sure to send a prayer your way for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. I'm sure it will all go well!

Cute puppies! I think you need one wrapped up and put under your Christmas tree. :)

Jen Watts said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't know which pic you looked cutest in..the one with the pup or the pretty dress...both are beautiful!

Ruth said... Best Blogger Tips

The pic of you and the pup is so cute.

Lesley Anne said... Best Blogger Tips

Yay for Chili's margs! And that pic from your wedding is too cute, though Jaclyn and I look like we had a glass of wine too many, haha!

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