#bizandrob

This weekend were lucky enough to be able to celebrate two of our dearest friends Biz and Rob in Atlanta.

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The whole weekend was filled with joy and excitement (love this sneaky pic)…

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Amazing views and good friends.

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I actually read scripture in their wedding, and it says better than I can what it means to love with the way you live, not just what you say…

We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?

Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.

And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us. – 1 John 3:16-24

We wish you two lived in New York with us… but more than that, we wish you the best as you start your lives together!

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Winter Weather FAA Furloughs and a Wedding!

Last week I was in Minneapolis for work… and believe it or not, we actually got snowed in. Not forever, but our flight was delayed four + hours due to snow! Check out the photos below of the spring blizzard I managed to drive a rental car through…

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And take off in a plane through…

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One of the perks to landing at La Guardia around 3:45 am on Friday morning was watching the events in Watertown, MA unfold live over reddit and Twitter. It was pretty crazy.

After a few more weather delays and reddit-following-breaking-news… we made it to NC with enough time to see family quickly – literally at a gas station.

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And finally to Raleigh to see Robert and McKinley tie the knot with friends we haven’t seen in a while!

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Cheers to the beautiful couple and your perfect wedding.

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I hope you’re having a blast on your honeymoon, and thanks for giving us all a reason to come back to the South and celebrate you two. :)

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Lately

Here’s a little insight into the places and people we’ve seen over the last few weeks – and some of the delicious food!

We headed south to Atlanta to see two good friends tie the knot. Since the wedding was Saturday night, naturally we realized that although the Braves were away that weekend, the PGA Tour Championship happened to be very close by. I would have taken pictures there, but the PGA doesn’t joke around about cameras. It was however the perfect day in the warm sun on beautifully manicured grass, with old, old oak trees gracing us with their shade. Quite a change from dear Manhattan!

Tripper and Emily’s wedding was beautiful, and we were so excited to be there to celebrate with them.

What girl doesn’t love a good black tie event.

Have a great time in South Africa!

Fast forward, back to New York. A food festival that takes place in Madison Square Park, aptly named Madison Square Eats, happens twice a year, and some of friends invited us to partake.

I only took one food picture – Mimi and Coco’s Teriyaki Balls. You could choose shrimp, potato or sausage as a filling and then they were drenched in Japanese teriyaki sauce and mayo, tempura crunchy flakes, sliced almonds and parsley. We had four with potato and four with sausage also opted in on the Sriracha. They were quite a ball of flavor, that’s for sure.

Later, Ellen was up from Atlanta for work, and Emily and I took her for gelato (or affogato) at Grom after a great dinner at Marinella.

And we managed to squeeze in a bit more time pre-flight over brunch at The Standard.

Hewitt and I finally tried out RedFarm. It’s a dim sum restaurant I have had my eyes on since he moved up here over a year ago. They don’t take reservations, but they will let you put your name in and then call you when your table is ready. Even if you don’t live in the neighborhood, there’s plenty to do nearby while waiting, and I think it was worth the wait.

These were some of the dumplings we tried –  shrimp and snow pea. They were great. The pork and crab soup dumplings were also amazing, my picture just quite turn out. I may or may not be ordering take-out from them very soon.

So that’s a lot of what we have been up to lately – just add work, sleep and a few other things. Now that it’s Tuesday, I’m counting down until my parents come visit us for the first time this weekend! I can’t wait. More on that later.