Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall Fun

Happy Fall everyone!  This is the first week in Atlanta that it has actually felt like Fall weather, with temps in the 60s and 40s at night, so I'm enjoying it.  I'm actually writing this post outside on our deck it's so nice out.  Here is the front of our house decorated for the season...

For the first time since we moved in we don't have any house projects currently going on, woo hoo!  The family room is done, pending the new couch and coffee table we will eventually get one day though we have been discussing it ever since we moved to Atlanta.  And now the first floor bathroom is done as well! 


We are really happy with how it turned out.  I can't take any of the credit on this room though, besides purchasing the mirror and helping pick out the paint colors and granite counter top.  Rob did all of the sanding, painting, changing out hardware on the cabinets, etc.  Thank you for all of the time and hard work you put in babe!  The next really big project is the kitchen, but that won't start for a while.  We originally thought we were going to paint all of the cabinets ourselves, but after project 1 and 2 we decided to actually leave it up to the professionals and get the cabinets refaced.  More money, but it will be worth it in the end.

Last weekend we went to Clemson for our first home game of the season.  We had a great time visiting with my Mom, Dad and Michelle, tailgating, and watching a really exciting game vs Georgia Tech.  Rob was secretly rooting for GT (because his brother Tom is a Tech grad), but luckily for the rest of us Clemson pulled out a win.  Next month our good friends Lindsey and Dan are coming down from PA, along with sister Lisa, to go to the Clemson vs NC State game.  I cannot wait to have them down to visit because it has been too long since I last saw them, and Dan is a HUGE Clemson fan so it is bound to be an outstanding weekend. 

A couple weekends ago Rob's Dad and Grandma Nancy drove down from Michigan to visit.  It is so nice having a house for guests to come to instead of the small apartment.  We had a really nice weekend with them and Tom and Linnea.  We went to Atlanta's High Museum of Art, which I had never been to, went out to Ted's & CPK for dinner, enjoyed coffee & conversation with Grandma each morning while Rob and Ron went running, went to the Duluth Fall Festival, cooked out on the grill and celebrated Ron's birthday. 

The only trip I have planned for the rest of the year is coming up at the end of October.  I'm super excited because I'm going to visit college/sorority friend Megan in Chicago for a long weekend!  I don't get to see Megan nearly enough, and the last time I visited Chicago-Chicago (not the suburbs where my grandparents live) was so long ago I can hardly remember, so it should be a great time!