So was anyone starting to wonder if I was still alive??
Never fear, I’m alive and well. But I’ve had: a) no internet access and b) no free time for the past several days! My Google reader is blowing up, and I have lots of catching up to do this week!
I just want to use today’s post to catch everyone up to speed with what’s been going on with me and Brandon. Let’s go day by day, shall we?
Wednesday: The movers came and packed everything up. Our cable and internet was also shut off that day. So here’s a lovely visual for you: Kristen, alone in the house (Brandon stayed late at the office), with nothing but a bed, one bowl, one spoon, and one plate left. That’s it. I ended up renting a couple of movies and watching them on my computer, while laying in bed and eating cookies & cream ice cream straight from the tub. Sexy.
Thursday: The movers came back and took our bed and Brandon’s Jeep. We said a sad good-bye to our house, and then met Brandon’s parents and grandmother for dinner. We also met up with Brandon’s friend, Jonas, and his gorgeous little boy (Eli) for a quick good-bye.
Friday: We woke up early and hit the road. It took us about 9 hours (and 3 stops due to Kristen’s teeny-tiny bladder ) to drive from Ohio to Atlanta. We then made a quick-pit stop at our storage unit before heading to dinner at Bahama Breeze (aka: the closest restaurant to our hotel!).
After 9 hours in a car and dealing with Atlanta rush-hour traffic, I was ready for a girlie drink. And the “Skinny Five Citrus Margarita” did the trick!
I also enjoyed a “small plate” of pulled pork, sweet plantains, black bean roasted corn, and guava barbeque sauce. Yum!
After dinner, we literally crashed in our hotel room bed.
* Have I told you yet that we’re staying in a hotel? Brandon’s company is putting us up in a hotel for up to 90 days while we try to find a new home. 90 days. In a hotel room. With minimal cooking options. This is going to be interesting, my friends!
Saturday: Brandon met the movers over at the storage unit so they could unload everything. In the meantime, I got a workout in at the hotel gym. The gym is pretty pathetic … 2 old treadmills and an old stair machine. But it’s free, so I’ll make it work!
Saturday afternoon, we drove around looking at houses. We weren’t with our realtor, so we couldn’t go inside any of the homes, but we wanted to get an idea of the areas we might want to live in.
For lunch, we stopped at Fresh Market. I haven’t seen a Fresh Market since living in Sarasota, and I was ecstatic to find one on our drive!
We split a couple of sushi rolls, plus some delicious Thai noodles. FYI, Fresh Market’s sushi was just as tasty as sushi from an expensive restaurant! You should try it!
Sunday: A top priority for Brandon and me is finding a church home. So on Sunday morning, we headed to Passion City Church to check it out.
Louie Giglio pastors this church. I’ve been listening to his sermons online for a while now, so I was excited to listen to one of his messages in person.
This is an older video … this isn’t an actual video of Sunday’s service. But if you haven’t heard of “laminin” before, you should watch it!
We were also blown away by the praise and worship portion of the service. A Christian singer named Christy Nockels attends Passion City and leads the congregation in singing songs of worship (as do Chris Tomlin and Kristian Stanfill, but they weren’t leading yesterday).
The thing I loved most about service is how engaged the congregation was in the worship. I want to be part of a church that is truly on fire for the Lord, and I felt that fire during the service. It was incredible.
Sunday afternoon, Brandon and I went running in Suwanee Creek Greenway Park.
This park has running trails that go through wooded areas, and it spans about 4 miles. It was a gorgeous day to get some much-needed exercise, while enjoying the beautiful scenery!
And now here we are! It’s Monday, and I have a busy day of house-hunting with our realtor planned. Hope everybody has a great day! I can’t wait to catch up on all of your blogs!!
Question for ya …
Catch me up! What have you been up to this past week??
Any good workouts recently?
Any house-hunting tips?