Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Atlanta/Big 4-0 Birthday!



Last Week I went with Doug to a P.A conference in Atlanta Georgia. It was really nice to get away for a week and spend some quality time together. We tried to squeeze in as much as we could while we were there. We checked out The Aquarium, The CNN center, underground Atlanta, Braves Game, Beach Boys concert, Visit friends who live in Atlanta( Wade runs the Georgia State book store), Shopping, and lots and lots of sight seeing! The highlight of my week has to be my birthday, I have been dreading my birthday every since i turned 39! I just don't want to be in my 40's, I feel like that is getting a little to close to 50 and that scares me to death!! We started the day shopping, which is always fun, but i was feeling a little blue, 40 and fat, trying on clothes that made me look fat or maybe too young for me. I did manage to find a few things. we headed back to the hotel to get cleaned up and then head to dinner. Doug made reservations at a restaurant on top of the Westin that rotates so you can view the whole city from up there. We have been riding the Marta all week, but that night Doug was acting kind of weird, wondering if we should get a taxi, me being cheap was like no way, we will be fine. Well later that night i found out why he was acting so weird. When after we were seated at the table for a while Doug said he needed to use the bathroom, he got up and then came over to me and got down on one knee, i didn't know what he was doing, just goofing around or something, well he grabs my hand and asks me if i would marry him again? I of course said yes. Well then out from behind his back comes a beautiful Diamond ring! It was a total surprise to me, I had no idea he was planning on doing that! The ring is almost exactly like the one he gave me 18 years ago( which i love by the way),just white gold (which i have always wished mine was)and the diamond is about 2 times bigger than my old one! I was shocked!! That was the best birthday surprise ever! Doug is so good to me! I felt like the luckiest girl in the world! All of a sudden I didn't care about my age or the extra fat on my body! I feel so lucky to have him in my life, not because he gave me a new diamond, although that was pretty awesome, just that he took the time to plan something extra special for me knowing that this birthday was a dreaded one for me. He is my best friend and I had a great week with him and that would have been enough for me! Here are some pictures from our week, sorry there is a lot of them!!



. They had booths set up with free things to do because of Memorial Day weekend, Doug trying to score a goal.
In front of Coke World, we didn't make it to take a tour, it closed at 5!

At the Aquarium













The Braves Game, Memorial Day
Some crazy guy dressed as the cat in the hat, it was super hot that day, dont know how he wore that flannel suit all day!




Trying to win a free tshirt by doing the cornhole toss!
we had great seats in the outfield all you can eat seats, we were 5 rows up


They did a 21 gun salute for memorial day, pretty cool!
me and my peanuts and frozen lemonaid doesnt get much better than that!

Doing the Tomahawk chop!


The Beach Boys concert



Dinner at the Sundial!

Turner Field from the resturant
Right after Doug gave me my new ring!
This is what a 10. soup looks like

and a 12. side salad. I should of took pictures of our main meals, but i forgot! 48.00 a plate! Yikes!

Our Waitress wanted to take pictures, she said like Prom pictures!



View from on top of our hotel

The pool on top of our hotel

Lunch at The Varsity, good but super greasy food!
Lunch with Wade
Doug and Wade
At Wade and Cyndi's house

Dinner with Wade and Cyndi and family, celebrating thier daughters 18th birthday!
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Waiting for our train


Underground Atlanta




The lobby of our hotel
looking down to the lobby from on top of the hotel
This hotel is right across the street from the Fox Theather, Back in the day they held the Gone with the Wind premier at this hotel, awesome old building!


On our way to the airport to go home:(