Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

I love a 3 day weekend! I spent Saturday by the pool reading a book and the latest US Weekly. 

Sunday morning Chad and I headed to Atlanta to meet my two best friends from college and their boyfriends for the Braves game on Sunday night. The game did not start until 8 PM so our first stop = Atlantic Station. I live near The Summit in Birmingham which (like Atlantic Station) is an outdoor mall. The Summit is great, but it does not have an H&M or a Dillard’s. Gianni Bini makes some really great shoes and the only department store that carries the brand is Dillard’s. I found 2 super cute pairs of shoes. Since neither pair was available in a 7 ½, I decided to try on some 5-6 inch Jessica Simpson heels for fun.

Give a girl the correct shoes and she can conquer the world (or possibly break her neck/ankle). 

I'd never buy shoes that tall (I stop at 4 inch heels), but I believe Kate Spade said it best when she said -

"Playing dress up begins at age 5 and never truly ends." -Kate Spade

Chad and I are both auditors which requires some travel, but every Tuesday is "Yogurt Tuesday" when we are both in Birmingham. We have eaten at every soft serve yogurt location in town. After we saw Yogli Mogli in Atlantic Station, we knew we had to try it.

After shopping and yogurt we headed to the Embassy Suites to check-in and get ready for dinner. Adam, Lacey, Jason, Amy, Chad and I all met at Taco Mac in the CNN center for pre-game food and drinks.

All 6 of us at Taco Mac

One of the very first dates Chad and I ever went on was to Atlanta to see the Braves play at Turner Field!! That was two years ago and we have decided to go to at least one game a year. This game was the first time we ever sat in the 755 Club.

 Amy, me, Lacey, and Andrea at the game.

 The group - Jason, Amy, me, Chad, Lacey, and Adam

Turner Field

A little bit about Turner Field -- 

Turner Field was originally built for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Before Turner Field, the Braves played in Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. When Atlanta was chosen to host the 1996 Olympic Games, the city did not want to build a stadium for a one-time purpose. The city decided to build a stadium for the Olympics that could later be converted to a baseball stadium. In April of 1997, over 50,000 fans attended the Braves first game at Turner Field and watched the Braves beat the Cubs!

View from our seats

The Braves did not beat the Washington Nationals on Sunday night, but it was so much fun catching up and spending time with my friends!! The 8 PM game was a good choice because the weather was perfect! 

And of course Chad managed to order the biggest hotdog I've ever seen in my entire life.

On Memorial Day, Chad and I ran through the Olympic Park area before leaving Atlanta.

It was a great Memorial Day Weekend and I am so thankful for all the men and women that gave their lives fighting for our Country!
"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." – Joseph Campbell  


  1. If you ever want a pool buddy, let me know! :) Glad ya'll had a good weekend...I miss you and Amy and Lacey!!

  2. I had such a fun weekend, I'm so glad I got to see you and we were able to go to the Braves Game together!! The 755 club was awesome!
    Also, I think you should've gotten those shoes! :)

  3. Beverly - we will definitely do lunch one day soon since we are both working downtown! Also, I'm trying to get Amy to start a blog so we can keep up with her!