twilight criterium

five years ago i attended my very first twilight.

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it was also mine and adam’s first official date.

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we went with a bunch of adam’s {soon to be mine} friends.

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after standing in the crowd for awhile, adam decided we needed some quiet time so he could work his magic on me.

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so he grabbed my hand and pulled me through the crowd.

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soon we had made it to the top of the parking deck, overlooking all of pretty athens.

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the view was great and the company was greatest.

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he read my palm and told me my fortune, only so he could hold my hand.

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the breeze was nice and the quiet was nicer.

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each year since then we have made an effort to travel back to athens for the twilight criterium.

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this year we went with a large group, again.

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we had lots of fun.

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took lots of pictures.

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made some new friends.

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and we even went to the top of the deck again, to see our view.

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and goof off a little.

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but mostly to reminisce.

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the best date with my best friend.

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yay for twilight and happy 5 year date-aversary, smooch!

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titanium implants

the 2011 dental class softball team had a great season {my position is team mom/photographer}. they put in a full effort and played some great games. we had our last game and celebrated the closing of the season with a cracker barrel banquet including an award ceremony. thanks to coach craig {pictured with bat} for an entertaining few months we had together. we all are looking forward to our next season. we shall continue to reign supreme!

{adam on third after his triple!}

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{adam’s double!}

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{team titanium implants}

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{banquet/awards ceremony-butter & syrup trophies}

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dental school talent show

with some friends and $10 of their money, we were able to attend an unforgettable talent show put on by the dental school. the talents ranged from dancing to singing and even a bit of juggling. some chose johnny cash and some chose to swing from a rope…and all of the above were quite entertaining. unfortunately i did not get pictures of any of the  acts, but i did get some of our reactions to such performances, thanks to erika!

{pre-show festivities included mingling, cheese cubes and humus-lauren and amerika}

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{new baby shaw-precious}

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{micah shaw-proud new father}

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{then the show}

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oh, what a night.

i now know the true cause of the recession

who knew?!
thanks, micheal!

a candy sundae on thursday

during the afternoon of braxton’s therapy, elizabeth and i chose a different activity from our usual and made a trip to sonic for a burger, cherry limeade {of course} and candy sundae {99 cents}. it was fun to sit and chat with her and watch her enjoy her oreo sundae.

{this was a pleasant surprise in my burger- i always take out the pickles and eat them first}

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{here is the candy sundae before it was devoured}

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{we decided that the size of spoon for the size of treat presented was a bit much}

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{she prefers to look at the cherry…and then not eat it}

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{she didn’t want to waste any of the sundae}

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{all gone}

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and that was a little treat for my little sweet.

$42.35 in 60.22 minutes

once i got out my spring/summer clothes i decided to go through and make my usual “donate” pile. then after creating a huge mound, i decided i needed to make a run to the plato’s closet up the road. i mean, why not make a little cash on stuff i would have just dumped off at the salvation army? we then bagged the mound, dropped the clothes and began our “30 min” wait.  we started with some roly poly {conveniently located next door}. after eating and doing the crossword in the paper, 30 mins was well over. so we moseyed back over and noticed they are STILL sifting through the mound.

{while waiting…adam found some really awesome shoes 2 1/2 sizes too small}

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{too bad}

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we soon became bored. so i checked in again, and was told it will only be a “few more mins”, so i told the girls i’ll be on the bench outside.  here are some examples of how we spent our time…

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then…adam’s bud CRAIG {former ufc fighter now dental student-seriously} showed up at roly’s.

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{he’s a roly poly member and apparently an official “longstanding stud”}

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{and he’s everybody’s daddy}

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{bye craig}

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anywho…long story short…they FINALLY finished and took about a third {usual amount} of what i brought in, then offered me the grand total of $42.35. i said heck yes and left with the rest of my to-be-donated stuff and then headed to the bank 40-something dollars richer.

not a bad way to end a beautiful day.

21 days

until adam and i leave for europe! aaahhhh!!!!

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an easter kind of day

the crow/goodwin clan family pictures of 2009

{first shot-formalish in front of our dogwood}

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{practice shot-working with a timer here.}

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{final shot, more casual and intimate}

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{smooch looking easterly & studly}

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{ben and his nephew/easter bunny}

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{pep was really excited the easter bunny came, then she chased it away!}

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{we were excited, too}

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{my handsome benjamin}

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{mar and her handsome beau, dylan}

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{my pretty lil’ sis}

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happy easter, y’all!

the isle of jekyll

as part of my “job”, adam and i took the kids to jekyll for three days. it was lots of fun!

{elizabeth and braxton}

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{me and my pseudo kids}

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{e was crazy cold from the chilly wind}

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{on our first day to the beach the kiddos played regardless of the chill}

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{my little man and his pooh hat}

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{the amazing trees on jekyll}

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{e sat on a fruit snack, resulting in a blob on her booty}

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{one of e’s many self portraits}

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{later that evening we went to the crab trap for dinner. the kids liked the games}

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{e took some fun pictures of her goofy brother…}

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{and adam}

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{then we took this one together}

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{b was getting impatient waiting for his chicken fingers}

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{the next day we hit the playground and beach again}

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{the kids insisted on sporting their shades the entire time}

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{the awesomely tall palms on jekyll}

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{the huge dunes we weren’t supposed to be climbing on…}

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{barefoot no less. i know…}

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{lovers on the beach}

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{my smooch}

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{guess who got burned…}

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{the next day was perfect swimsuit weather}

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{these two were working hard at sand castle making/digging holes}

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{more pooh)

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{e decided to take a picture of us. it looks like i won the wrestling match}

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{this is for adam}

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{b and i tag teamed the digging}

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{i was paid well for my labors. this is his “kiss” face}

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{the final product}

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{we miss you, jekyll}

pink with envy

so let me EXPLAIN…while in atlanta this weekend my bestie AMY came to play. we had planned on some yard-sale-ing, but started too late and then decided to try our LUCK at the local thrift stores. we went to GOODWILL looking for furniture, but LUCK or FATE {not sure which it was} drove us towards the SHOES. i know i KNOW…i agree with ALL that you are thinking, but just WAIT. as we approach the shoes i am expecting the USUAL {beat up flip flops, clunky-chunkies, and bridesmaid discardings} but my eyes IMMEDIATELY landed on a STUNNING pair of PETAL PINK LEATHER HEELS. and the CLOSER in i moved, the more PLEASED i became {you know me and my heels}! it made me even more EXCITED to see they were BCBGirls!  as i examined them, it was apparent they had NEVER been worn. EVER! but then the happy news turned a little sad when i tried to SHOVE my size 8 foot into the 7 1/2 size shoe. it was IMMENSELY disappointing. but then my small footed {size 7 1/2} AMY came up behind me and was SMITTEN as well! they fit her like a GLOVE {or a pair of REALLY great heels}! i was SO excited that they fit her. i know you think i’m LYING, but if they couldn’t fit me, i had to have someone i LOVE who loved them AS MUCH AS ME to have them! needless to say, she went home DELIGHTED. and although i have a CLOSE relationship with BCBGirls’ heels, i have an EVEN CLOSER relationship with my amy! the BEST part is, she insists that i borrow them to ENJOY them a bit, too! thanks, amy. LOVE YOU! OH! and your HOT NEW shoes. YUM!

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{the end}