T Minus 10 Hours


5 days to go…

I’m getting really excited for my trip to California next week. I was able to get approval from work to take Friday off. Rosie and I will be heading to our Zion Thursday evening. Friday we’re going to go to Disneyland with Liz, and I’ll have a Girls Night Out with some of my friends in the evening. Saturday morning, I’ll be spending time with my in-laws, and hopefully be picking up Taylor from the airport (he’s going to be coming off a high-speed so he’s still undecided if he’s actually going to come to Cali, even though he has the weekend off). Saturday afternoon I’ll be heading up to Palmdale for Heather and Cody’s wedding reception. That evening, my dear friends Anastasia and Kathryn will be performing at Molly Malones’ in LA…and fun nights out on the town typically follow. Sunday morning we’ll head back to Georgia.

I almost feel giddy with excitement to see Heather, or meet her, rather. I started stalking her blog in July when he won a contest on TAMN‘s blog. I loved her posts so much that I started from the beginning of her blog and read to her current post. I feel like I found a kindred spirit, and I smacked myself in the forehead saying, “Why didn’t I find her blog back when I lived in California? We would have been fast friends!” We share the same obesessions of Anne of Green Gables, Arrested Development, The Office, cute delicious cupcakes, the beach, and supporting Prop 8. We also can share a lot of sympathy over hyperactive hives and Benadryl addictions.

She has a really interesting story with Cody, and here’s the short version (and correct me if I’m wrong, Heather): She served as a missionary in Ukraine, came home and fell in love with Cody, and they planned to get married. Then the spirit started tugging on his heartstrings, and he prayed and decided to serve a mission prior to their wedding. Coincidentally, Cody was called to Ukraine. Heather wrote him faithfully, yet kept an independent fun life while he was across the world. He got home in December, and the decided to waste no time and get married on January 31st. Her positive attitude reminded me of how I had to keep things together for Rosie and I while Taylor was gone for flight training in 2007. Taylor was gone the better part of 11 months, and I only got to see him occasionally (like maybe one weekend every month or two). I can only imagine how difficult it would have been to not see Taylor at all for two years.

We may live on opposite sides of the country, but think we’ll hit it off, and I’ll have another mandatory friend to visit on my quick trips to Cali.

And as a funny side note, I’ll be attending Anastasia’s concert right after the wedding reception…and Nastia’s from Ukraine. That’s almost as coincidental as my uncle marrying two gorgeous Ukranian trophy wives (yes Lena, I know you read my blog 🙂

Social Calendar

If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, you’ve probably noticed that I have a hard time sitting still for long. I’m impulsive and daring, and love to try new things and going places. I was marking up my new calendar at work with everything going on in the next few months…and it’s going to be a blast!

Jan 24: Touring Athens, GA with my friend “Tall Amy” from HS

Jan 29-Feb 1: California. I’ll spend Friday at Disneyland with Liz, an evening with friends Friday night, and go to Hizzeather’s wedding reception Saturday and a Nikki Forova Concert. Hopefully Taylor will join Rosie and I, since he’ll have that weekend off (*note* if you’re a friend that want to see me Friday in Cali, let me know)

Feb 5-7: The weekend of my birthday. Taylor is on reserve for the 5th (my actual birthday) but he’s off for the rest of the weekend. Friday night we’re going to have a birthday/housewarming party, and Saturday we’ll tour cool destinations in Atlanta (World of Coca-Cola, CNN Tour, Georgia Aquarium, etc)

Feb 14: Valentine Day. Taylor’s got something up his sleeve

Feb 17-19: Three Fox Elipsus Concerts in the Atlanta area (and if I weren’t at those, I’d be seeing Nathan McEuen in Nashville)

Feb 20-22: Texas. I’m going to stay with my HS friend Janet Jackson (except she’s not famous nor skanky) and tour the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. And hopefully hit Six Flags over Texas at some point

Feb 27: Missy Higgins and Justin Nozuka Concert at the CW Loft

March 17: NKOTB concert in Greenville, SC (I’ve got an extra ticket if you’re interested)

March 19: A big gala event for work that I get to be all fancied up for

April 3-5: Chicago for Pilot Wives Club Meet-up!