Monday, August 31, 2009

one awesome husband + two fantastic friends =


Friday afternoon, Kyle informed me that he had to meet with a classmate to do some research and drop off a book. I was a little annoyed because the only time his classmate could meet was 9:00 Friday night, but Kyle promised that we could go do something fun when he got home.

Kyle came home a little while later and shortly after he was back in the apartment, there was a pounding on our door. I had of course dead-bolted our door as soon as he got home and was not too excited to open our door to strangers at 10:00 at night. Much to my surprise, when Kyle opened the door, two of my very best friends (Sara and Meredith) were standing there to surprise me. In typical girly fashion, lots of screaming and hugging followed.

We had an amazingly fun weekend. Neither of them had ever been to Atlanta before and I was so thrilled to have the chance to show them around our new hometown. Here's a little rundown of our weekend in words and pictures...

The weather on Saturday was amazing so we took a stroll over to one of my favorite lunch spots and enjoyed a delicious meal on the patio.

After lunch, the ladies headed off to the Georgia Aquarium...

"Look! An anchor!" -MJM, the most dedicated Delta Gamma you'll ever meet

Peek-a-boo, it's Sara Lauren

While taking a picture outside of an exhibit, a volunteer asked us if we were interested in taking a tour. The tour usually costs $15 per person, but no one had signed up and he was bored, so he offered it to us completely free of charge! The highlight: getting to go into the room that houses the Ocean Voyager tank. It was amazing to get to see this from up above. The only thing between us and the whale sharks was a 3 foot wall. We were very happy girls...

This is one of the best exhibits at the aquarium. The room that houses the tank is enormous.

The biggest fans of the Georgia Aquarium

After the aquarium we headed to Rosa Mexicano for a delicious meal (thanks Mom and Dad!!)

With my amazing husband, the mastermind behind this wonderful weekend

I'm a pretty lucky girl

After dinner it was birthday cake time. We took advantage of the rooftop patio at our apartment complex and sang happy birthday while looking out over the city. It was amazing! I'm pretty sure this will become a birthday tradition for as long as we live here.

Traditional picture with the birthday cake

We finished off the weekend by indulging in some girl time at the nail salon before sending the girls back to Texas.

Many, many, many thanks to Kyle for setting up this wonderful surprise and to Sara and Meredith for making the big trip to Georgia!! It was definitely the perfect way to start of the birthday celebrating.

Now to enjoy a little more of that yummy birthday cake...

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