Saturday, April 27, 2013


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Friday, April 26, 2013



Guess what today is?
The LAST day of Physical Therapy School.

Like for real. The LASTY LAST day.

And this is how we feel about it...

Everyone in Kyle's class will be finishing up their electives today, and then it's 12 hard-earned days off until the graduation festivities begin. I can't even begin to say how proud I am of Kyle and his classmates. Thanks belongs to Jesus alone for getting us through the past three years. We can't wait to get back to Augusta and celebrate with everyone.

Lots of big life events ahead...and we are EXCITED!!! 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Oh, you know, just Anchorman 2 filming in our office parking lot.

Unless you currently live in Georgia or know people that live in Georgia, you might not know that Hollywood has basically taken over the city of Atlanta. There are movies, TV shows, and commercials being filmed EVERYWHERE. And I mean everywhere. 42, Trouble With the Curve, Catching Fire, What To Expect When You're Expecting, Walking Dead, and The Vampire Diaries are just a few recent movies and TV shows that filmed here in Georgia. Sometimes my coworkers and I will take a "walk" during lunch just to sneak a peek at what's being filmed over at the Capitol, but lately I haven't had to go that far to get an up-close look at a movie set...

Yep, Anchorman 2 is currently filming in my office parking lot! One Friday I noticed some sort of scaffolding going up around the building next to my parking lot, and I didn't think much about it. Then I came back to work on Monday to all of this. A full-blown movie set.

I did some Googling and found out it was Anchorman 2 from trusty ol PeachyScoop. Later that week it was confirmed when I noticed a lady rolling around a wardrobe rack of seventies-style clothing, and I saw a few extras jump out of a van sporting afros, mustaches and bell bottoms. I haven't spotted any big names like Will Ferrell or Steve Carrell yet, but if I do, trust me, I will FREAK. I will have to channel my inner Julie Minton to get enough nerve to approach them! ;) 

So to all my Georgia readers, have you had any celebrity sightings since filming has become more popular around Atlanta? Have you been an extra in anything? I am DYING to be an extra in one of the Hunger Games films! Good thing Mockingjay is being split into two parts so my chances have doubled now! (And yes, I recognize the irony in both of those last two statements, lol).

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Silly String Gender Reveal Party

When our UGA BFFs Andy and Jami told us they were pregnant back in February, I just about DIED from surprise and excitement!! I think Kyle was really excited too, since the first thing out of his mouth was "I'm going to be an Uncle"! We are just thrilled to pieces for them as they prepare for this next chapter in life, and needless to say, were super excited to find out if Baby Homrich was a Little Man or a Little Miss at their gender reveal party a couple of weeks ago. 

Andy and Jami live in the cutest little Midtown home with an awesome view of the Atlanta skyline, so their charming backyard was the perfect place to host the party on a warm April afternoon. When the guests first walked out to the backyard, Andy and Jami had a table setup for everyone to cast their vote.    Depending on your pick, you either grabbed a mustache or pink lips just for fun and to be used later as a photo prop. (In case you were wondering, I voted boy and Kyle voted girl. You'll see who guessed right in a sec!). 

For the food, the deck was divided into two sections--the left side had a table full of typical boy cravings and the right had typical girl cravings. It was a really cute setup!

Now for the fun part, the big reveal! We took a quick group photo with everyone's picks before it was time to go crazy with the silly string.

This was actually my first time going to a gender reveal party, but from all the different blogs I've read and ideas I've seen on Pinterest, this is by far the most fun idea I've seen. It's a great way to get everyone involved and isn't anticlimactic. 

Andy and Jami already knew the gender since they wanted a few days of just the two of them knowing, but nobody else, not even Jami's parents, knew. So they purchased a bunch of cans of silly string from the dollar store and wrapped them in kraft paper so nobody could see the color, either blue for boy or pink for girl. 

And then, at the count of three, everyone went crazy with the silly string and found out it's a...


Since I was the official photographer I didn't participate in the silly string chaos, but it was a lot of fun to see everyone's reaction. And the hugs afterward. Those were the sweetest. You can tell their family is really excited!

I cannot even handle this picture. There were SIX future mamas at the party! 

Andy and Jami, 
We are just so happy for y'all! We can't WAIT to meet little miss Homrich. In the meantime, I'm going to avoid the baby clothes section at Target like the plague, lest I buy EVERYTHING I see for baby girl!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Our South Carolina House

All this talk about house hunting and mention of missing Augusta gave me an idea for the perfect post today...a photo tour of our old rental house! You might remember a few photos from when we first moved in April 2011, but I never posted pictures once we settled in. We're going to fix that today, people! 

The rental house was actually across the Savannah River in North Augusta, so yes, we were residents of South Carolina. A lot of people don't realize how close Augusta is to the state line. Naturally, there were WAY too many Gamecock fans in that area for my taste, but considering how close Columbia was (aka the armpit of America), it made sense. Living in North Augusta was a really good situation for us, and we didn't have to pay out of state tuition either. We loved it. 

So without further ado, the house tour! 

This is the view of the living room when you walk in the front door. The bamboo blinds were already there, and I loved how well they fit in with the neutral palette of our living area. Looking at pictures of our living area now, I think it's a little too neutral, so I'm looking forward to adding pops of color in the future!

This was our entertainment center set up. Not ideal for the window shining directly on the TV, but if we put it on any of the other walls it would have been backlit by the windows. That wall ended up being the lesser of three evils. 

This is the view of the front door from the loveseat in the living room. As you can see, the house had a split level floor plan, which made the downstairs really really cold, and the upstairs really really hot. It was amazing the difference just walking up and down the stairs. Sometimes in the summer we would sleep downstairs in the guest bedroom so we didn't feel like we were sleeping in a sauna. Fun times! 

Here we have the view of the living room from the top of the stairs upstairs. That big picture window was my fave.

One of our side table vignettes. My dried bridal bouquet is in the vase, in addition to our wedding album and framed wedding picture - clearly I like to decorate with our wedding stuff! What can I say? It was a special day. :)

Y'all have seen this picture before in our table refinishing post. This is actually the only picture I have of the kitchen area. For some reason I didn't turn around and take a picture of the actual kitchen? Maybe there were dishes stacked to high heaven in the sink? We'll go with that.

Moving downstairs, you'll see the guest bathroom straight ahead. 

And to the right is the guest bedroom (with my Pottery Barn duvet and shams that I love so so much! Best birthday present ever).

Moving back up the stairs...

You'll go through the kitchen and out into the backyard.

The backyard was definitely Doc's domain. He loved going out there and eating stuff he wasn't supposed to and socializing with the neighbors, hoping to solicit a treat. He was successful most of the time. ;)

And for the final photo of the tour, here is the back of the house from one of the corners in the backyard. I loved the azalea bushes (I've yet to see a house in the Augusta area that doesn't have azalea bushes).

So you probably noticed I don't have any pictures of the master bedroom or bathroom, or the other two guest rooms in the house. Oops. The other two guest rooms weren't exactly eye candy, as one served as Doc's "room" and the other as a makeshift attic. So that's probably why I don't have pictures of them. But for the rest of the house, I'll never know. They'll just have to live on in my memory, I guess!

Hope you enjoyed the brief tour of our former rental house!


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