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A Week of Little Things

8 Dec

Recent Things That Made Us Smile


Today makes one week! One week not being home spending time with family and friends, working or loving on our dog, Dudley.  I am sure soon enough one year will pass by as quickly as this first week has. I still wonder when it will hit Luis and I that Atlanta is now our home and not a vacation? And when will I stop missing home? At least there have been some little things that have made Luis and I smile…

  • A puddle that turned into ice

  • A young woman at Atlantic Station wearing bright purple tights
  • How Luis has been organizing everything and doing the laundry
  • All the buildings with Christmas decorations
  • Cutting paper snow flakes with Luis to hang in our living room window

  • Using our awesome cooking pots and pans… finally! (Thanks Mom!)
  • Bundled up little kids that look like mini snowmen
  • The temperature
  • Planning a trip to Zoo Atlanta
  • Getting to use the little dishes I got from a one yen store (dollar store) in Tokyo

  • Target and Ikea being less than a mile from our apartment
  • How Luis can’t sit still
  • The view from our living room
  • Keeping our malanga plant alive by moving it around the apartment so it could get sun

  • Saving money by finding two for one deals
  • Ice skating in the middle of a park
  • The fraternity house dog
  • The Varsity, even though we haven’t eaten there yet… Waiting for Luis’ parents  =)

Feast and Goodbyes

5 Dec

The weeks leading up to our move we had a few get-togethers with friends, Thanksgiving with family, and a rib feast. The better memories of moving since the worst memory was Luis and I driving 15 hours from Miami to Atlanta because the truck trailer speed limit was 55 and 6 hours to unload all our stuff and into our new place. Geesh! My back is hurting just remembering it.  Did I mention the security in the building is extreme and we had to move all our stuff through 3 doors that you could only open if you have to key? Yea… it was tough.

My uncle made Luis and I an awesome rib dinner, one of my favorite meals. He spent hours marinating then smoking them. Super yummy!

Three days before our big move we spent Thanksgiving with both our families.

And last but not least… spending time with great friends

Thank-you to everyone who put such awesome parties together and see you next year!