Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lake Wedowee

We had a super fun weekend at Lake Wedowee with the Garrison's (Jeff, Jennie, Cassidy, Davis and Beau) and the Westfall's (Chad, Stacey, Khira and Ashton...Ayric couldn't come). The Garrison's lake house was amazing and the lake was gorgeous. Hopefully next time we go the weather will be a bit more agreeable.

Mark, with the lake house in the backgroundDavis and AshtonKhira, Cassidy and JennieJeff

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Orlando Trip

I realized earlier this week that if I don't catch up on my blogging immediately, I never will. You'd think I'd have tons of time to blog, since I have no job, but I just don't know where the time goes. Oh wait...yes I do. I spend it reading everyone else's blogs! So this is the first of many catching up posts...let me backtrack a few months.
Over Memorial Day weekend, we took a quick trip to Orlando for Mark's friend Nevada's wedding. We had an awesome weekend doing the following...
Thursday - Drove to Orlando. Arrived early in the evening and checked into our hotel. Went to walk
around Downtown Disney. Since it was raining, we decided to eat dinner (at the fun T-Rex restaurant) and then call it a night.Friday - Got up early and went to the Kennedy Space Center all day long. We had a great time, even though the rain continued. Realized that Mark could realistically get a job with! Ran out of time and didn't get to see everything (this is definitely a 2-day trip, for anyone planning to visit). Went to Nevada and Sherine's rehearsal dinner. Partied all night with The Tams.
Saturday - Went to Downtown Disney again (I had to get my Disney fix!). Took some fun pictures, like this one in the candy store.
Had lunch at The Rainforest Cafe with Josh and Natalie Findlay (friends we shared a room with). Drove to the wedding. Realized that Coptic Orthodox wedding ceremonies are totally unlike anything I've ever experienced (I'm talking singing, chanting, foreign languages, standing for an hour+...). Headed to the reception and enjoyed an awesome night of great food, bellydancing and fun. Did I mention Sherine is Egyptian? They sure know how to throw a great party. Too bad we forgot out camera! (These are a few that Natalie sent me.)Sunday - Went to Gatorland with Mark and his parents. Loved it. Loved the porcupine the best. Lost at least 5 pounds due to the heat. Drove home the LONG way. Arrived in Atlanta around 3am. Great vacation.