Friday, June 15, 2012

5th Anniversary Part 2

Our weekend of celebrating continued on Saturday. We spent the day with Mom & Cooper shopping, eating, hanging out, etc. Before we knew it, it was time to head down to Lakewood Amphitheater for the Jimmy Buffett Concert!! (For those of you that don't know, Jimmy B is my all time fave)

It was so fun to have another night to ourselves. We got the concert early so we could be one of the first into the amphitheater to throw our blanket down in the grass to claim our seats. (We had general admin tickets) The weather was perfect. The best weather we've ever had for a concert! & the atmosphere was full of  fun & excitement. After a busy day it was nice to just lay/sit on our blanket & relax/people watch while waiting for the show to begin.
Some of the Coral Reefers drove by
before the concert!

Waiting for the show to start!

Jimmy Buffett!
Lounging at the Lagoon 2012
Zac Brown joined in for a couple of songs!

Loving every minute of it!

"Fins to the left, Fins to the right..."
The concert was Ah-mazing. Seriously. I may be borderline obsessed. I just love being a Parrot Head! I danced & sang the night away like I was on the first row or even on stage with Jimmy & the crew! ha! It was awesome. Don't worry I didn't forget about Kyle. I know he had a good time too but he later stated that this was probably his last Jimmy B concert. I guess 3 was enough for him. Sad day. 

After the concert we were STARVING! So on the way home we pit stopped at the Varsity. The greasy goodness of a pimento cheeseburger topped with onion rings just hit the spot. (& it would totally hit the spot right now too!) I guess all that singing about cheeseburgers at the concert got to us. :)

It's ridiculously good.

Thanks to Kyle for putting up with your Jimmy B obsessed wife for another year. :) I kept thinking back to this time last year when we missed the concert due to Cooper's birth. (Coop was due the day of the concert but decided to come a couple of weeks early so he could listen to it) Last year I was at home holding & singing to Cooper while we listened to the concert on Radio Margaritaville. 

Time has flown by this past year (& since we've gotten married). I'm so grateful for the time Kyle & I have had together thus far & can't wait to see what the future holds especially now that we have Cooper. I love you, Kyle!

Our 1st & 5th year anniversaries were spent pretty similar: ATL, Braves Game, Varsity, & Jimmy B Concert. There were a couple of key factors that made it different. No Bryant & no Jenni. :( They were sorely missed!
The ONLY pic I could find of ALL of us at "The Year of
Still Here" Jimmy B Concert 2008.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

5th Anniversary Part 1

Happy Anniversary to us! On June 8th, Kyle & I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. 5 years. Wow! I can't believe how fast the time has flown by. It seems even crazier that we met each other/started dating over 7 years ago. We've had so much fun together even if we do drive each other a little bonkers at times. Good thing we love each other! :) I love you, Kyle. "Come grow old with me, the best is yet to be"
I put together some pictures of us over the years.

We kicked off our Anniversary weekend on June 8th with a Braves game. Mom came to town to help us out with Cooper so Kyle & I could have some much needed us time. Friday night was awesome! I packed a bag of snacks & jumped on the train to meet Kyle downtown for our night at "the old ball game." We got to Turner Field early enough to watch the retiring of John Smoltz's number. It was so neat to see him & some of the other players I remember from my youth. It made me think of my grandma & miss her dearly. She LOVED watching the Braves.

The game was fun! We sat in the outfield & waited for a homerun to be hit our way but no luck. We had some funny fans sitting around us so we were definitely entertained. :) The weather was perfect! After a few hours of clapping, yelling, eating, tomahawk chopping, & laughing we decided to call it a night. We'd planned on staying for the fireworks after the game but didn't quite make it to the end of the game. We had a 45 min ride home on the train & a busy Saturday planned so we left in the 8th inning. The Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays. Woo hoo!

This is Chipper Jones' last season playing baseball. :( He was injured this game. We are hoping to make more games this season, especially to see Chipper before he retires!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Take a Hike!

That's exactly what we did Saturday afternoon. We had to take advantage of the beautiful weather so we headed outdoors to Kennesaw Mountain. The state park was beautiful! I get pretty excited when I see acres of lush grass & green trees. (we don't have a lot of that at our current residence) 

We started up the mountain trail with Cooper hitching a ride on my back. Kyle & I took turns carrying him. I know Cooper had a great time taking it all in. There were countless dogs being walked on the trail. We swear Cooper pointed to a few & said "Dog." It always happened when we weren't paying full attention to him so when we'd try to get him to say it again he wasn't interested. Go figure. 

The trails were so pretty & fortunately very shaded. It was so nice to just enjoy nature as a family. Oh how I love family time!

At the top of Kennesaw Mountain we looked down over Marietta. In the distance we could see Stone Mountain, Sandy Springs, downtown Atlanta, & more. It was a beautiful view!

Cooper hearing up for the hike. :)

Kyle & Coop at the top looking over Atlanta

The beautiful trail.
The picture doesn't do it justice.

On our way down.

Cooper worked hard to get up & down that mountain.
He was so dead asleep!

On the way home we stopped at a QT & got a LARGE blue slush. It was so amazingly refreshing that it's worth noting. :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Cooper's Cookout

Cooper's Cookout was last Saturday at his Grandma & Poppa's house. The weather was quite warm but the shade & water slide were refreshing. :) It was so great to see family come together to celebrate Cooper's Birthday. Everyone pitched in to help with food, decor, & entertainment. I know Cooper loved all the attention & food. All of the kids had a blast climbing & flying down the water slide while the adults enjoyed watching said kids & chatting.

Here are the pics:
Some pictures of Cooper over the months.
(It was so windy that I couldn't put out all of them)

Cooper loving on Sundi.

Auntie Ann & Ross

Stealing Sundi's sunglasses

So much yummy food!

The Tallon/Peavy crew

Uncle Jimmy & Ross

Papa & Mama
The sweetest & bestest grandparents

Love them!

Cooper & Poppa

Cooper's Cakes!

Cooper & Grandma before she had to head to AZ.

Patiently awaiting Cake time

Digging in!
I got too close to his cake!

Family photo

om nom

My two guys!

Cooper & Uncle Gary

THE slide! 
Cage had no fear!

Kaylee cracks me up!

Gracie getting some air

Poppa even went down!
Look at that line of kids!

Me & AveryEllen

Letting the Balloons go.

Cooper enjoying his cake!

Special thanks to everyone who helped make this a fabulous first birthday for Cooper! He's quite the spoiled little boy now with all of his gifts. We can't thank Cooper's grandparents enough for all of their time, money, work they put into this party. Last but not least thanks to Kyle for everything & for slaving over the hot grill. :)