Sunday, September 18, 2011

Time is flying when you are BUSY

It is again months ago since I was writing last.
I don’t know how all those people in blog land do it!?
Only for the diary reference, I will put some landmarks down…

My friend Doro, her boyfriend and their sweet daugther Josie came to visit from Germany for a couple of days. We spent a lot of time in beautiful hot weather outside, went to Stone Mountain;    

explored our nearby playground, and Josie I think enjoyed it very much!
The guys did too! :)  

There was even some bonding going on, impressive since Brian knows only about 3 words in German!  

Two weeks later we went to Jekyll Island. A long weekend with nothing but sun, beach, and a beautiful scenery. There is NOTHING on that island, so you better be prepared to go to bed early, maybe even pack your dinner. Sunday night we couldn’t even find a single restaurant open after 7.30pm! Long walks and bike rides on the beach. Nature everywhere – just amazing! If you haven’t been there, you should go just for a couple days to relax.

My grandma turned 90! Unfortunately I wasn’t able to celebrate with her, but in my heart I’m always with her! (I did fly to Germany in March for my grandparents 65 Wedding anniversary though!)
Brian’s grandparents had their 65 Wedding anniversary too. We flew to Dayton Ohio for the weekend. Their story is so amazing. She ran away from home with 15, met her husband in a bar (17) and they got married just three days later! Can you believe that!? Now 65 years later, they are still happily married, have a bunch of kids, and grandkids who all came to celebrate this special event.

Just a weekend later, we drove to Santa Rosa Beach in Florida to celebrate two of our closest friend’s wedding on the beach. So beautiful and something to keep in mind if we will EVER get married! :) (I’m not complaining here!).

After two days we drove about 30min south to arrive in Destin, where Brian’s mom rented a condo for the week. We stayed with them for two more days and had a blast with B’s little nephews! It is so good to be out and about.

Of course my birthday was in June too. I love my birthday! I start talking about it at least 6 weeks prior to it. We had a big party, with a lot of dear friends, danced in the kitchen until the sun came up again. It’s a shame we are not doing that a lot more.

One of our biggest tradeshows takes place in July every year. I spent 10 days in NY, haven’t seen a single sight, besides the convention center and my hotel room. It was an amazing show (in the end!) but tons of work. I thought I will not make it through the end though. When it was over there was finally some time in my life! I worked so many hours, weekends and forgot all about going out, that it was nice to have some free time again. Also it didn’t really work out like I expected it to.

Just a couple of days back in the office, I had to have a gum transplantation and was knocked out for couple days/weeks. No solid food for about 4-6 weeks (Soup, Mac and Cheese, and apple sauce were my best friends) Besides the part of losing weight I can’t really say that I would recommend having that. It HURTS.

Two weeks later my beloved grandma passed away, after being sick for a long time. I spent about a week with my family in Germany. It was so good to be home.
The same day she passed away, I caught some kind of sinus infection, which is now with me for the last 5 weeks. Back on antibiotics and steroids, I hope it will come to an end soon.

My friend Katrin from Germany came to visit for two weeks. We are best friends since elementary school and it was so good to have her here. For a long weekend we went to Hilton Head Island, to spent three days on the beach and in the ocean, explored the outlet mall and Target, enjoyed amazing sea food and some Margaritas.
(All those clothes were purchased that day - just saying! - and Brian will be proud of me, since NONE of them are mine!!!)

For another two days we drove to Savannah and did a lot of sightseeing. I just love Savannah with all those green squares, big trees, the Spanish moss...  

While walking around we found the street signs of Bryan and Whitaker.. Also Brian didnt really like that his name was spelled wrong, I think it is so COOL and I'm just a little jealous that there is about no chance to find my name on a street corner.

The last half day of our trip we went to Tybee Island, sat on the beach, relaxed in the sun and played in the waves before it was time to leave!

The last weekend with her, we spent pretty much all day outside. We went up to North Georgia, went hiking up the Amicalola Fall and stopped at Burt's Pumpkin Farm... Those pumpkins were amazing and we of course bought some for fall decorations.


Next weekend another good friend of mine will come for one week and I’m totally excited because we will go to Oktoberfest - in Helen, GA!
If you can’t have the real thing, you just go with fake. We went last year and it was so much fun. So this year, our group is even bigger and I’m already sure we will have a blast.

That’s it for now.. – the craft part comes in another blog, maybe even next week! :)

1 comment:

Katrin said...

..da hab ich ja gar nichts kommentiert! Sowas! Also: Es war sooo schön bei dir! Danke nochmal!