Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Howdy, y'all! We're freshly back from Atlanta, GA.

Sante` Cheri.

Thursday Night's Italian Dinner.

Moi at the Rehearsal Dinner.

Scott and His Mom & Dad at the Rehearsal Dinner.

Wooohoo! On the Bus Going to the Temple.

Betsy, Circling Brett, a Jewish Wedding Tradition.

Don't We All Look Spiffy?

At the Temple, Just After the Ceremony.

The Happy Couple Eating Cake.

On the dance floor, being rowdy.

Well, we're finally done with all the traveling. It was very fun and we had lots of adventures, but I'm happy to be home. We were in Atlanta last week for Scott's cousin, Brett. It was my very first trip to Georgia. We stayed in the Buckhead area in Atlanta, which is a nice, green, and a very affluent area in Atlanta. Neiman's, Sacks, Bally, Gucci, Valentino, Cole Haan! I wish we had the time to see Atlanta-the city, instead of just one really uniformed area of it, but that will have to be left for next trip. We had some wonderful food in Atlanta. Our first night's dinner reservation was for Bacchanelia, which is a wonderful place and Atlanta's top restaurant. The food was amazing, the service impeccable and the location great. However, the photos from Bacchanelia are in another digital camera, which has yet to be unpacked. So, stay tuned for those. The next night, we went to a wonderful little Italian with a sweet balcony. The names escapes me right now. The food was super delicious and we really liked our server. The rest of the week/weekend were spent at wedding related functions and let me tell you, we had a wonderful time. Every little detail was thought of by the mother of the bride, Julie. As you can tell, it was a great time. We wish Brett and his beautiful new wife, Betsy, a life filled with love, light and happiness. Welcome to the married couples' club, kids!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Goodbye AZ. GA, here we come!

Yey, we made it. What do you mean "now we have to climb down the mountain"?

When in AZ, take a photo with a cactus.

My near death experience on top of the mountain!

My treehugger hubby enjoying the air up there.

A sweaty, tired, hot and panting me posing for the camera.

A shot of Biltmore Resort and Spa. The place was beautiful, even if it was hotter than youknowwhere.

Having a discussion with our smart group of students.

Scott at the Public Service Event on Wednesday.

We just got back from our week long trip to Phoenix, AZ. Scott attended the ABA conference and I tagged along for a little R&R. He was a great hit at the conference and did a lot of great things all week. One of them was a public service event where a group of lawyers went to a high school on an Indian reservation and worked in small groups with high school kids on issues affecting the environment. I went with him, and worked with some great kids about green building, Scott's FAVORITE topic. It was a great experience, even though I was hesitant at first. Our kids were so smart!
On Sunday morning, we took a guided mountain hike, which kicked my youknowwhat! It was terrible. I was panting and gasping for air. But, the important thing is that I didn't give up and went all the way up the mountain, thank you very much!
Tomorrow, we're off to Atlanta, GA for the rest of the week. And although exhausted and frazzled by all the adventures and travels, We're every excited to be going there for Scott's cousin Brett's wedding on Saturday. No worries, I'll post photos of the bash when we get back on Sunday.
Until then, I leave you with some photos of AZ.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Good Bye NY, Hello AZ

Little Miss Maddy with her Auntie Atisa.

The view from Brooklyn.


My yummy main course at L'Ecole, the French Culinary Institute's restaurant.

I gotta tell you, as an immigrant I choke up every time I look at Lady Liberty!

A view of Manhattan from the Circle Line Cruise

We're leaving for Phoenix, AZ a week from Tuesday for a 5-day trip. I am planning all sorts of spa treatments and fun things. I have never been to Phoenix. It'll be a big adventure.

But, before getting there, I just wanted to share a few more photos of our last month's trip to NYC.