Monday, August 26, 2013

Summer of Weekend Getaways

Last year was a year of really big trips for us.  Between my sister's weddingTim's sister's wedding, Vegas for a friend's bachelorette, Santa Ynez for my sister's bachelorette, Mexico for our 5th wedding anniversary and a New York Mother's day trip with my mom it was a little crazy!  We made some incredible memories, but didn't really plan anything major for this year as a result.  It's ended up being kind of nice in that we've taken several small getaways instead of one long beach trip.  Here's a quick recap of our summer:


Fort Worth, TX

I ended up having to travel to Fort Worth for a work training in May and my Dad & Renee, plus my brother Rhett, his girlfriend Sarah and my brother Will drove over to have dinner with me the night I was there.  Renee's sister and her family also came.  This was especially fun timing - I got to tell them in person that I was pregnant!

Renee, me, Rhett, Sarah & Will at my hotel

Dad's turn for a pic

Destin, Florida

As usual, we had to make our annual trek to Destin (this past weekend was just an added bonus).  We rented a place in Sandestin with our friends Justin and Nichole and a had a great time.  I wasn't feeling super hot this trip (still in 1st trimester - lots of sleeping and nauseau...yuck), but the beautiful weather and fun company made up for it!

Love this beach!

Tim sat in our beach chair and BROKE it! :(

Sand Angel!

Atlanta, GA

Tim's birthday is in May and I surprised him with a trip to Atlanta to see the Braves play.  He grew up a Braves fan, but had never been to a game.  I think I finally thought of something good that he would like!  The game was great - Braves ended up winning on back to back home runs in the 8th inning.  I looked over at Tim when everyone was doing the tomahawk and I swear, his eyes were glistening...well, he at least had goosebumps!

Tim walking down memory lane

Go Braves!

They won!

Birmingham Barons game

Tim's company took the sales team on an annual outing to see the Barons play.  This was the first time either Tim or I had been in the new stadium which was VERY nice.  There was a "pre-game" gathering at Good People brewery across the street and I even rallied to go out for a little bit after the game.  

Barons Game

New Regions Field

Lake Martin, AL

Our friends Will & Blaire were kind enough to invite us up to Lake Martin for the weekend where we had a great time relaxing, getting some sun and going on the boat.  Tim even took his first jump off of Chimney Rock!

Practicing tubing skills with Will & Blaire's children, Bill Louis & Caroline

Staycation at Ross Bridge Resort

For our 6th anniversary, it was Tim's turn to do the surprising - he booked us a staycation at Ross Bridge - complete with massages, nice dinner and poolside lounging - my kind of vacation!  We LOVED having a 5 minute drive home!!!  It was such a great surprised and I really enjoyed spending the one-on-one time with him.

View from our room

Anniversary dinner
For Tim's gift, I put together 6 different presents that told him something I liked about him and put together a picture from each year of our marriage on the front that he got to open throughout the weekend.

He definitely knows the way to my heart - sweets!

Cupcakes from Dreamcakes

Lincoln/Palmyra, Nebraska

Tim's cousin got married on the 4th of July - it was such a cute wedding that Lisa did mostly herself, Tim's mom and sis took most of the pictures, so sadly I've got nothing - I'll have to beg them to send me a few!!!  We made a long weekend over the 4th of July and got in some good family and friend time.

Dinner with the Weatherls (Brandt & Amy) - two preggers!

Hanging out at the Hatchers

Amy & their daughter, Chloe

Our godson, Landon

Me & Crew chilling!

Roasting s'mores
One of Tim's very good friends had twins the week before and they were nice to let us come by and visit (even though I'm sure they were mostly just needing a nap!)  The Lang babies were so tiny and cute - was good practice for Tim & I!


Mom comes to visit

My mom came in town to attend our 20 week ultrasound with us and we had a full-on baby weekend!  She helped us go start the process of registering (whew...overwhelming) and we did some other shopping and prep.

Mom & I at lunch

My cousins met us for lunch

The Keathley granddaughters

Love you mom!

Mom bought Baby Snider his first outfit!
We ended out August with one last Destin trip and are looking forward to Tim's mom coming in town for Labor Day - this weekend will be project:  Nursery!

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