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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Some much needed good news!!

Yes! That is correct, we have some REALLY good news on our house in Atlanta!! About 2 weeks ago B and I came to the realization that the housing market in Atlanta is just not getting any better and that we would probably be better off renting the house for a year or two, until the market turns around. So we listed the house to lease and within one week we had 3 offers!!! Holy smokes!

We chose one couple, who made a great offer and they want to move in July 1!!! From what we can tell, they will take good care of our first home. They are an older couple from Miami that is looking to retire in Georgia...but they want to live in the area for a year before they make any final decisions. It is good to know they most likely will not be throwing any raging parties at the house!

Since the family wants to move in 7 days, that means B and I need to book it out to ATL to get the rest of our furniture and make the final move back to TX! So this is my schedule for the next 4 days:

Thursday - full day of work... 6:00- biggest business dinner of the year (with my boss, my boss' boss and 10 of the most high profile dermatologists in Dallas - not to mention the speaker we are flying in from across the country!)
Friday - 5:00 am - leave for the airport... 6:15 am - flight to ATL... land, pick up rental car, go get 26' Penske moving truck... finish packing the little stuff we left at the house... dinner with ATL friends!
Saturday - 8:00 am - movers arrive - load the truck... 3:00 pm (hopefully) - begin the 12+ hour journey from Atlanta to Dallas in a HUGE truck.
Sunday - late morning/early afternoon - arrive in Dallas... unload truck... in 105 degree heat!!!

This should be quite the adventure! Good thing B and I like road trips and have done many of them... and we will have loads and loads of good talking time, since there won't be XM radio in the truck! Haha! Wish me luck!

We are so excited to finally be "finished" with our ATL home for at least a year. We can revisit the whole idea to sell the house again next summer and hopefully have better results. But as for now, we are so glad to finally be able to get settled in Dallas! We have already started looking at houses here and I have my eyes set one in particular :)

I'll keep yall updated on how the final move goes! At least I get to drive half way across the country with my best friend! Wouldn't want it any other way!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


That's right, ladies and gentlemen.... on June 6, 2009 Blake and I witnessed history!!!! In one unbelievably fabulous event we attended the FIRST event at the A.M.A.Z.I.N.G Cowboys Stadium as we watched the KING and QUEEN of country music preform! Yes... I am talking about George Strait and Reba McEntire! Holy Cow (boy)!!!! I am not sure I can even describe this event.... but I will do my best.

Many, many, many months ago, I got a call from by big sis...Melissa. "Hey Heather, would you and Blake like to go to the George Strait concert in June?" "Sure, Mel... sounds great!" Lets just keep in mind that when Mel and I were little bitty, we used to dance all night long with our dad to George. I can VERY VIVIDLY remember either being held by my dad as I wore his cowboy hat and we danced to "Amarillo by Morning" or standing on his shoes as we TRIED to 2-step to "All My Exes Live in Texas." Awwwww.... the memories! I wish I had a scanner with me right now... the pictures would be priceless :) So needless to say, George Strait holds a very special place in my heart! And Reba... oh, Reba... She is just fabulous! I am not even sure how old she is...but she looks like a million bucks!!! Such the entertainer!

So on June 6 - it was very fitting that ALMOST all the Parker girls and our "boys" along with Mom and Dad met up for the event of a lifetime! That's right.... Melissa, Ryan, Heather, Blake, Jennifer, Ben, Tina and Tom all made it together! We desperately missed Amy...she is the smart one of the group...taking the LSAT the very next day!

In true Texas fashion, we tailgated! Ryan whipped out the grill and cooked up some yum-o burgers; we had spinach dip, hummus, cold beer, wine, homemade salsa...what could be better? We hung out (in the 95 degree heat) and admired Jerry World from a distance!

A couple of hours was time for THE event! We made our way to Cowboys Stadium! You MUST see this in person! It really is unbelievable! Jerry really outdid himself! At one point, while walking through the stadium we found ourselves in what looked like a Miami club - I am talking white leather couches, lighted curtains, etc! Jerry might rethink the white couches later on- I would not like to clean those after a Cowboy game :)

LeeAnn Wolmack kicked off the show, followed by Blake Shelton ( I am a new fan of his...cutie), then Reba and George. The concert started at 5:30...and didn't end until 11:30!!! W.O.W! Our seats were a little high up...but I am telling you there is not a bad seat in this entire building! Especially when there is a 70 yard long HD video screen in front of you! HA!

And don't worry that once George came on stage...he was able to get the entire stadium chanting.... "Jerry, open the roof...Jerry, open the roof!!!" So what was Jerry to do - but open the roof.....first time it had ever been opened at the new stadium!

This really was one of the most memorable events of my life and I am so thankful that Mel is so on top of things and got a tickets to this amazing event!!! So fun!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Kvasnickas!!!

We just spent a great weekend in Waco celebrating the Kvasnickas! Justin and Leslie had the most beautiful wedding! They are an absolutely fantastic couple and we had so much fun celebrating! Thank you for letting us being a part of such a special event!!! Can't wait to hang out when yall get back from Mexico!

The weekend started on Friday with a manicure party....
The beautiful bride :)

Next on the list was a super fun rehearsal dinner at our favorite Waco joint - George's!! We sure learned a lot more about Justin that night :)

Saturday was the BIG DAY and we all had a great time at the Bridal Luncheon and it was off to get pretty and watch the vows take place - then off to really party at the reception!

Congrats Justin and Leslie!!!!

One of the best parts of the weekend was getting to see Ellie!!! I can't believe how big she has gotten...such a sweet little lady!

Memorial Day 2009!!

We had a really fabulous Memorial Day this year! It started out on Friday when Blake and I headed up to OKC to watch the Baylor Bears play in the Big 12 tournament. Ben did great and the Bears beat Texas!! We checked out Bricktown - very cool area in OKC - saw my sweet cousins and got in a lot of baseball!

with Mom and Jen

Ben is #0!

Dad, Blake, Uncle Doug

Then it was back to Big D for some time on the lake and Leslie's Bachelorette party :)

Joe T's!!! Yum Yum!!