It's been a while since I've been to Atlanta. Though it's a wonderful city and at times I miss living there like crazy, I don't get to go back as much as I'd like. With life being so busy lately because of school, work, and everything in between, I needed a break. My mind, soul and everything inside me needed a getaway. Sometimes when you go all day and night for weeks, a burn-out happens.
Before that happened to me, I knew I needed to change locations, see some old friends, and just have some dress-up fun.
So, that's what I did. Courtney was having a birthday party for her husband Dave. Melissa and I schemed with Dave to surprise Courtney with my presence. (She loves surprises.) Melissa wanted to surprise her. And, well I wanted to see both of them. I think we all won.
The plans were in place. I was headed to Atlanta. Plans for Friday night were drinks and a low-key dinner. Saturday morning slept in a little, had a little lunch, did a little shopping and then started getting ready for Dave's birthday party at the Zoo.
Yes. The Zoo. We all dressed up fancy in our cocktails dresses and went to a benefit at the Atlanta Zoo called Jazzoo. It helps raise money for kids who can't afford to pay to go to the zoo. If it helps out kids, I'm in.
Hi Atlanta! Oh how pretty you look!
All dressed up Saturday night.
You may remember these girls from Nashville.
This may look like a simple picture, but this dress was one of three that I couldn't decide on.
Dave and all of his ladies.
On our way to the event!
We went in style.
I mean, it was Dave's birthday and all.
My Lauren love.
I think I found my new hobby.
Who doesn't want to know how to do that?
All in all it was a wonderful weekend. I couldn't ask for better people in my life than my Atlanta friends. They are more fun than fun knows how to be.
The best part? This entire trip put everything back into perspective. Coming back, I feel clear headed and happy. Ready to get back to work, school and tackle all the life stuff in between.
I'm writing this after I've spent all weekend having way too much fun, but I know I have one devoted reader who likes my 'stories.' If it's a little wordy, or not well-written, it's because I'm so tired I can barely keep my eyes open right now.