So I am here in Atlanta and I love it so far!
Friday we went and picked up the Uhaul and loaded it up. I finished all of my move out cleaning and we finally went to bed around 2 AM!!! Saturday was a great day, I drove up to MD to visit my family, it was my niece's first birthday! I can't believe she is ONE already! She is so smart and big, I miss seeing her already!!
Saturday evening I drove back to Richmond, picked up Brian, and packed up the last few things, then hit the road about 11:30 PM. The ride was great, we didn't hit any traffic or bad weather, in fact there wasn't really anyone except us on the road! The only thing that happened was the cat, he kinda sorta freaked out!!!! I kept him out of his carrier, I had a harness/leash I put on him and set him in the seat in between us. He cried for about 2 hours (we just turned up the radio), then he fell asleep and slept the rest of the way!! When we got here he was terrified....he found this little tiny space in my bathroom between the wall and the cabinet and hid in there for 3 hours!!! He is fine now though, he loves being the only kitty in the house!!!!
So we got here arounjd 8:45 AM on Sunday. I finally got to meet my roomie and I love her already :) She had made me a little "Welcome to Atlanta" gift basket with some candles and body wash, a picture frame, and gift cards to Publix, Target, and Ikea!! It was so nice :) She had some guy friends here to help unload, and we got everything done in under two hours. After we dropped off the Uhaul we went to Chipotle for lunch, then grocery shopping at Walmart (which is right down the road...yay!!)
The only thing I don't like about ATL is that I don't know where anything is! I get nervous to venture out to find something because there is so much construction, I'm afraid I'm going to take a wrong turn and get lost. But I haven't yet!
Sunday night we went to my Aunt Tina and Uncle David's house for dinner. It was so yummy, I love cooking out, it's one of my favorite parts of summer! The girls are getting so big, too. I saw them 2 years ago last so you can imagine how much they've grown. After dinner all of the moving finally caught up to me, I definitely fell asleep on the couch! So we skipped out and headed home for some much needed sleep.
Monday we were finally well rested and took advantage of the day to put stuff together! Brian was awesome, he put together my dresser and desk, helped me re-arrange the living room and unpack a ton! We also hung some mirrors and stuff. We took a break to take a trip to Ikea. It was both of our's first time in an Ikea, I could have spent all day in there! (And a lot of money!). But we managed to find exactly what I was looking for...a basic coffee table, and it was only $29.99! (I had a gift card for $30!) We also got an end table to match for $13! They were the final touches to our living room and I love the way the space turned out!! (More pictures here)
We cooked dinner on Monday night and watched a movie and tried to relax on our last night together for awhile. Then yesterday morning we got up early, had breakfast, and took Brian to the airport. It was so hard to say goodbye, but, I get to see him again soon! I busied myself for the rest of yesterday by unpacking, I have most of the boxes unpacked, though I need a home for everything now!!!
THEN last night my cousins (on my mom's side) came over! Steven is 19 and Rachel is getting ready to turn 18, and I haven't seen them in about 10 years!!! We just hung out and played cards and caught up. Starting next Wednesday myself, Steven, and my Uncle are doing a bowling league! I'm so excited to have a weekly thing to look forward to and I'll get shoes at the end of it! :)
Today is more unpacking, I think I'm going to go check out our fitness center this morning and maybe reward myself with some pool time later!!!
I hope everyone is doing well! I miss you all and I can't wait for you to come visit!!!! :)