Dahlonega, Georgia {September 2018}

Over Labor Day weekend, I headed up to the Georgia mountains for Kelly’s bachelorette party! I hopped on a flight on Friday which got me to Atlanta, then we drove up to the mountains late Friday afternoon. As soon as I got out of my sweet rental car, I snapped a picture. The view was amazing! The house was enormous and just perfect for the occasion.

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On Friday night, we spent the night in celebrating the future Mrs. Martin.

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On Saturday morning, a few of us went out for a walk…down the mountain and then back up. I just could not get over the gorgeous views!

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In the afternoon, we set off on our winery tour. I had so much fun with these ladies! We’re already looking forward to our reunion at the wedding next month.

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Our first stop was Yonah Mountain Vineyards, which ended up being my second favorite stop of the day. The views were great and the inside was gorgeous. The wine was also delicious!

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Our second stop was Kaya Vineyard and Winery. Based on the wine, this was my least favorite, but it had the best shopping. The gift shop was full of adorable rustic goodness.

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Our last stop was Montaluce Winery and Estates which was my favorite. The entire property was stunning. The wine was delicious and our dinner was fabulous. I had fancy chicken and waffles because I was in the south and I had to.

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We had such a great day celebrating our sweet friend Kelly!

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I spent Sunday by the pool with the girls and my Kindle before it was time to head back down to reality to catch my evening flight.

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It was such a lovely weekend away. Did I mention how beautiful it was there? This is an area that I would love to go back to so I can try the other wineries in the area.

my weekend in photos

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the 5am run crew all in for “the loop”.

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gorgeous sunrise.

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ten miles done!

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our reward was coffee. all the coffee.

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kenley and i headed to the orlando museum of art to celebrate ale and cassie’s birthdays!

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cute girls.

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happy birthday ale!

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happy birthday cassie!

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with the mama of the birthday girls.

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dinner at cooper’s hawk.

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an end of summer, mom’s wine night out.

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a true blast from the past.

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the sermon today inspired our lunch choice.

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doing all of the day before the first day of school things today.

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chalking for the first day of school tomorrow.

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the first grade sidewalk!

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our last piece of art before the storm rolled in.

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after agonizing about the tooth, she finally let greg pull it out.
such a big girl starting first grade tomorrow.

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summer is officially over. we had a great, low key weekend to cap it off. we’re excited to start school tomorrow and get into a new routine.

how was your weekend?

my [long] weekend in photos

school ended on wednesday so the kids had another long weekend to kick off summer!

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swimming and popsicles with daddy on thursday.

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we headed to the science center on friday for some rainy day fun.

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teamwork makes the dream work.

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saturday morning run with the girls. i got in 7 miles to start the day.

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i headed out for a girls day with heather and jess. we started with brunch at white wolf cafe. randomly, our next stop was the salt room for some salt therapy.

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we ended our girls day out at quantum leap winery for a wine tasting.

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our day of fun and tour of orlando continued with a double date night. we had dinner at pig floyd’s, drinks at imperial, and went to science night live: craft beer edition at the science center.

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it was such a fun event!

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sunday morning park time!

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their splash pad date got rained out so we opted to play at the house on a rainy sunday afternoon.

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we had a great weekend after a crazy week. we’re excited to start summer camp tomorrow and get into our summer routine. 

how was your weekend?

Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday! There is so much to love right now, the holidays are right around the corner and we’ve been having some amazing fall weather this week.

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I have shared my love for ALDI a few times, but here is yet another reason to give ALDI a try:

ALDI to go Full Organic, Bans Pesticides and Rivals Whole Foods as the Healthiest Grocery Store

I promise, you won’t be disappointed. I am so excited about the changes coming to the store and I will definitely be expanding my grocery list when shopping there.

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Metallica’s new ablum was released this week, as well as their rendition of Enter Sandman with classroom instruments on Jimmy Fallon. I love these!

t h r e e

The Joe Biden memes are everything this week. If you need a good laugh, please go check them out. There are so many articles going viral right now about the memes and here is one about the man behind the memes.

f o u r

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Heather invited me to be her guest at Wine Women & Shoes last night benefiting the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation. It was such a fun night towards such a great cause.

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In case you missed it, I shared this week that I will be running the Chicago Marathon next October with Team RMHC. It feels way too real now that I have actually announced it to the world. I’m so nervous already.

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Friday I'm in Love Linky Party

Don’t forget to check out what Misha and Aileen are loving this week! What about you?

 

my weekend in photos

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friday night date night at cooper’s hawk. we are now proud members of the wine club so we will be getting our wine on more often. i’m excited!

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let me tell you, the last thing i wanted to do the next morning was get up and run 10 miles, but that’s why you have a running buddy… to hold you accountable. we knocked at 10 miles and felt pretty good afterwards. we weren’t as concerned with pace as we were just finishing. running in the summer is no joke. this was my longest run before the rock n roll half marathon in chicago next month!

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the boy is obsessed with this train set.

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saturday swimming.

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the pool store happened to be close to jeremiah’s italian ice which was exactly what we needed on a hot day. unrelated, this is the face he makes every time he sees himself on the phone.

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saturday night was our first time getting the spa going… which worked out well seeing how i ran 10 miles that morning. greg and i enjoyed a little quiet time to ourselves after the kids were in bed.

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the perfect wine to take to a new mom.

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we got to meet baby andrew today! kenley is obsessed with all things baby so she loved him. crosby loved him until i started holding him and then he was not thrilled about that. he knows he’ll always be my baby.

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we also got to see kenley’s old teacher who was visiting this weekend. so fun!

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sunday swimming.

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we had a great, mostly relaxing weekend and are definitely looking forward to the holiday weekend coming up. how was your weekend?!