June 22, 2010

Let's Catch Up A Bit

So I have been a slacker lately when it comes to blogging. It is not because there is a lack of time. No, it is because I get so fed up waiting on my photo uploader to actually upload pictures that I give up and decide to do it another day. Well, I can't wait anymore so it might take me all night, but I will get these pictures uploaded and I will blog!

Sam and I decided earlier in the year that we really wanted to go to Atlanta to see the Braves play. Growing up, I went to 3 Braves games every year with my family for Father's Day weekend, so going back got me all excited! For Sam's birthday and my graduation gift to one another we decided that we would make Atlanta our little mini-vacation. We booked two games, a stadium tour, and a day at Six Flags. Needless to say, it wasn't necessarily relaxing, but it was loads of fun! This was also a special trip because this is the Manager of the Braves, Bobby Cox's last year to manage the team. He's hanging up is #6 and going fishing after this year!

Day One

We left early in the morning to head to Atlanta. We had to make it by 2 because we had a tour to attend by 3. It was a fantastic tour!! I would do it again! Sam and I decided that it was the highlight of the trip. It was right before a game so we had to do things a little differently, but were still able to see all the behind the scenes stuff!

Our tour started in the Hall of Fame Museum. There were a lot of cool things to see.

One of the things we saw in here is the 1995 World Series trophy. Pretty awesome!

Our tour started on the field. This is Matt Diaz and J. Jergens that came out on the field while we were down there. Again awesome!

Photo opt to prove we were able to be on the field.

The dugout where Chipper Jones, Heyward, and many other players stand daily!!

SITTING in the dugout where Chipper Jones, Heyward, and many other great players sit daily!!!!!

Overlook of where the old field use to be. I remember going to that stadium very vaguely. Now it's just the outfield wall that can be seen.

Photo opt overlooking the field from the press box.

This is the lookout from the open air press box where Skip Carrey and Pete Van Wieren used to sit. Sorry if you don't really care about this stuff, but Sam and I loved it so I had to share.

After the tour it was time for the stadium to open to the public for the game. We went to batting practice where apparently you have to be a kid to get a ball. I was told that.."You're not a kid!" Seriously!? Anyways, we had a little rain delay, but the game went on.
Here's some pictures from game night.

Day Two

Another hot day, but we were ready for it. It was a day game and we had seats in the outfield. Needless to say we got some sun and got rather toasty. We ended up leaving out seats and going and finding empty seats in the shade. I wanted more sun, but Sam wanted shade so we moved. Fun fact from this game, we made it on TV! We recorded the game and watched it when we got home and were able to pause the TV and found ourselves. We are really little and hard to make out, but we know it is us. I have on sunglasses and a black dress and Sam had on a hat and softball shirt. We were easy to find thanks to the neon green shirt that the man in front of us wore! :)

Here are pictures of the day...

Those uploaded in reverse, but notice that what started out to be a hair down day did not last long!! :)

The games ended with Braves WIN!!! Always a great way to leave the game!

Day Three

We woke up early and headed to Six Flags over Georgia. It was a great day because there were hardly any lines. Unfortunately, I do not have many pictures due to the fact that my bag had to go into a locker to go on rides. It wasn't cool..but we still had fun!! Oh yeah..getting wet on water rides is not nearly as fun as it was when we were kids. I guess when you're kids you don't notice how incredibly uncomfortable you really are!

This is the Ninga. We had just gotten off of the ride and were in line to the Great American when we noticed this. The ride was stuck!!! The little man had to come up there. Glad we made it off when we did!!

We had a great trip! Sorry if you are overwhelmed at this point, but I had to share Now go rest your eyes for awhile.

P.S. During the time it took me to do this blog, upload photos and all, I was able to wash two loads of laundry, fold two loads of previous laundry, put away what was folded, and hang up the hang ups. I told you it takes forever, but I accomplished my goal!! (and multi-tasked!)

June 7, 2010

Putting On The Big Girl Pants

A month ago today I walked across the stage at Austin Peay becoming an official graduate with a degree in Elementary Education. On Friday, after coming home from a vacation to Atlanta that you will hear more about soon, I received my official teaching license in the mail. Today, I got the long awaited call asking me to be a part of the staff at a middle school that I have really wanted to be a part of!! In a month, so many things have happened and I see God's hand in it all. It is amazing!! So now it is time to put on my big girl pants and head into the real world of teaching 6th grade Science and Social Studies!!!