Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Looking Back Before Looking Ahead

When we rang in 2010 nearly twelve months ago, I had no idea what the year would bring. Looking back, its been a BIG year and my goodness, its been a whirlwind. I need a moment to reflect before I run fast into 2011. So heres our 2010 highlights.

We...
  • Successfully moved into our house and turned it into a cozy home! We decorated, organized, settled in and LOVE every square foot.
  • Spent six months searching for the perfect couch and it was well worth the hunt.
  • Celebrated Tim's 26th Birthday.
  • We hit a heartbreaking moment when Tim had to leave his job. That time made us stronger. Since then, Tim started a new job that he loves and quickly advanced into a new role. In a year he's gone from estimator to project manager and now gets to travel across the state visiting job sites. Lemons for sure turned into lemonade on this one.
  • My work travels allowed me to visit new cities and re-visit some of my favorite ones. Let's see... It started with a very memorable trip to Las Vegas, then I spent a week in Los Angeles, a week in Austin, went on a quick, but long overdue first visit to Seattle, went to Aspen for the second year in a row, spent a weekend in San Francisco, then traveled to Seattle and rounded out the year with a visit to Chicago. Phew! I'm tired just thinking about all of this.
  • But in all of it I got to attend some great events. You could find me at the Consumer Electronics Show, SXSW in Austin, the AMAZING Food & Wine Classic and the Grammys. I made some great friends along the way and even rubbed elbows with some celebrity favorites (my most memorable was Giada!).
  • I got a promotion.
  • ...and turned 25.
  • Attended the nuptials of our dear Lindsay & Chase Whitworth, Amy & Clayton Wells, my high school BFF Anna and my cousin Ashley. Congrats everyone!
  • We made it to Destin multiple times (I made three visits, Tim made it down twice). Ya know, a year isn't a good one without at least one stop at Rum Runners.
  • Took a trip to Tampa to hang out with Onnolee. It was so much fun!
  • Rode horses at Tim's mom's farm in Alabama - jean shorts, cowboy boots and all...
  • Hosted the annual Braves game outing, and managed to go on a special charter bus ride with 50 of our closest friends.
  • Our beloved Auburn Tigers went undefeated and we were in Jordan-Hare to watch them beat Clemson, Arkansas, LSU and UGA.
  • Played lots of flip cup...had too many hangovers.
  • Put up our first Christmas tree.
  • And last but by any means, not the least, we got ENGAGED!! That moment on the dock was magical and the week spent in Captiva was the best vacation of my life. We would give anything to re-live just one minute of one of those days.
But onward and upward we go. 2011 is just days away and next twelve months have so much in store. We are kicking it off spending a weekend with friends in the mountains.

Ready or not, 2011, here we come!

An Edelman Holiday Celebration

PR people know how to party. Or at least the PR people at Edelman Atlanta do. Our annual holiday soiree was a few short weeks ago, and it was quite the night out. Everyone got dressed up (Tim tried on five different outfits before making a decision), brought their dates and sipped on cocktails at the start of the evening, but by the end of the night we were all on the dance floor dancing to "Baby's got back" and learning the "Teach me how to dougie" dance. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. It was a wonderful thing to get a group of type A professionals out of the office and into a room together. Just add liquor and a DJ and we had the ultimate dance party - soul train, dance offs, circle formations, hair flipping, whatever, we did it. Once the official party ended, the group needed more so we relocated to a bar in the highlands and made it home in the wee hours of the night. Thank goodness for the late start on the Friday morning after, I needed the extra sleep to recover!



My manager Lindsay and her always "best dressed" hubby Johnny

Chip brought the santa hat...


...that ended up on Tim.
Our GM in the middle of the dance circle :)

Tomeka was the best dressed (in my opinion) - she's an AU grad :)

Gals from the Consumer team - Mandy, me, Taylor and Lindsay


Timmy hearts Abby and Abby hearts Timmy, although we missed Dustin very much!