Thursday, July 23, 2009

Picture Goodness and Updates

(Darren and me in front of the Aquarium)
As you may have noticed I've been away for quite awhile! Well I believe I've gotten everything settled that has kept me from posting and visiting all my wonderful readers. I've really missed you guys! I really appreciate that everyone has continued to come by though.
(In Centennial Olympic Park)
Well, I'm still in a bit of a reading slump and I have a ton of unread and overdue books from the library but I haven't actually managed to get any book reading done this month unfortunately. Life hasn't actually been all that hectic however, it's just that I've been on a bit of a Spuffy (Spike/Buffy) fan fiction kick for awhile. Honestly, some of those that write them are so incredibly creative that they could become bestselling authors.
(In the Aquarium, several of the individual "tanks" are above you as well as in front of you)

Okay, home update: the fiddler crab population has dwindled down since I came back from Georgia though I do find one or two in the house every now and then. Our housemates (my husband's cousin and his wife) bought a new house and moved out so it's finally just my husband, me, and the cat (very weird not having their dogs around anymore by the way). It's very different and I'm still trying to adjust lol. Oh and I have a birthday party for my husband and a house warming party coming up for us before too much longer too (any suggestions on what I should ask the hosts to put down for would be very appreciated!).
(Above the petting tank, yes those are baby manna rays and baby sharks)

Remember me being in Georgia? Well while we were up visiting my husband and mine's families, my husband's best friend came with us. It was his first trip to Georgia so we kind of played tourist and I actually got to see and do quite a few things that I hadn't before. Our major things were spending a day in Atlanta going to the Centennial Olympic Park, CNN center, The Georgia Aquarium (which is MUCH bigger and more interesting than the Tennessee Aquarium by the way), and The Atlanta Historical Center. The latter we didn't get to spend as much time at but we did get to tour the famous Swan House while there! Unfortunately, they didn't allow you to take photos inside (a crying shame because I really wanted one of that free floating spiral staircase) but we took tons of the gorgeous outside. We took took tons of pictures so to keep this post from going on forever I'll only post a few here and then later during the week post more!

(CNN center, fake newsroom where you can pay to have a video of yourself reporting the "news"- which we didn't do unfortunately)(Swan House)

(The sculptured gardens off of the back sun porch at the Swan House)
(Here is the entrance to the Swan House)

(Darren and me in the front of the Swan House, well back actually but it's where everyone comes in at)(Playing the Lady of the Manor lol. This is the staircase at the very front of the house facing the road)

Okay, well that's enough for today. I hope you enjoyed them!!!


  1. I love the pictures - especially the Swan House. Thanks for sharing them!

  2. Welcome back! Great photos! And you'll just have to get yourself a dog or two so things can feel normal again. :-)


  3. those were fantastic shots of the aquarium and the swan house. Loved it. Funny, I'm currently listening to the audiobook Call Me Ted, and here you have a photo of CNN.

    Have a great summer.

  4. Rhapsody in books: Isn't it beautiful? I loved that house.

    Lezlie: Thanks! Glad to be back. I will have to get a dog soon, you're certainly right about that :)

    Serena: Hubby and his friend did take great photos. I hope you enjoy your book!!!

  5. Welcome back! I missed seeing you update. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  6. lol, I love the Lady of the Manor picture. It's great to see you posting again!

  7. I am so pleased to see you back. You were definitely missed. It looks like you had a fabulous time.

  8. Hey Jen!
    I've never seen a pic of you before and it was so nice to see! You're so cute, like a little Tinkerbell! Your bf (he's your bf right?) is really cute too!! Love the pics. :)

  9. Ok in the other pics you look taller. I think that guy might be reallllly tall..making you look reallly small. LOL

  10. Glad to see you back, Jen!
    I enjoyed reading about your trip and the pics are awesome!

  11. Welcome back Jen! The pictures are great especially the one of you and hubby and Swan House. It looks very pretty there. I agree with Lezlie, maybe you two need to get yourselves a dog.

  12. Love the pics and yes, I've missed you! I hope you'll get out of the readings lump soon. :)

  13. Glad you had a nice vacation,Jen-Swan House looks so amazing!

  14. I love pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  15. i was wondering if you'd ever come back!..
    ohhh, super photo's!! looks like you had a great time!!

  16. Hi Tink, welcome back! Great photos, you two make a cute couple :O)
    Sounds like you had a nice trip.

  17. Great pics and good to see you back! I was gone over the weekend so just found your post this morning! :)

  18. I want to live in that house. Wow!

    And I was right! You're not showing up in my feed reader from this blog! Boo! Hiss! Must try to figure out why.

  19. Thanks for sharing the pics. It's going to see you around again.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  20. Awesome pics! Looks like you had a great time!

    And Welcome Back!

    Dottie :)

  21. Glad to see that you are back. You've been missed!

  22. Glad everyone enjoyed the pics! I'll put up some more really soon. Having the new dog (trying to stop him from chewing everything in sight when I turn my back) and getting the house spotless for the first family get together at my house is taking up a lot of my time lately. Thanks again guys!


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