Friday Evening: Since Brant had thought that he might be on a trip that night, I made plans with Lacy and Amara for dinner in Atlanta at the Old Spaghetti Factory. Not sure if each OSF is custom to the town its in, but the moment we walked through the front doors, it was a very Phantom of the Opera-ish feeling with fancy chandeliers, overstuffed velvet chairs, and dim lighting. So cute and fun!
Saturday early morning: My mom and I headed over to a baby consignment sale- the kind that only happens twice a year and the prices are so low, that the sale only lasts a couple of hours before being completely wiped out of inventory (the really good stuff only lasts for about the first 5-7 minutes after they open). I picked up this sweet rocker for a few bucks-
Of course my intention was for this to be in the baby's room, but Brant really likes it- especially when its raining outside and he can sit and watch the rain fall on the trees through the window. It has become his choice of seating over the couches.
Saturday afternoon: When we moved to Georgia, I was pretty sure that we wouldn't have nearly as many out of town visitors. After all, Utah is a pretty convenient place to live for family and friends that come into town and need a place to stay when dropping off missionaries, kids at BYU, weddings, mission reunions, etc. My thoughts were, "Who really just 'happens' to be in Georgia and wants to visit?" But to my surprise, we've already had two visitors in less than a month that just happened to be in Atlanta!
Over the weekend, our friends Laci and Todd were in town from Utah for work. While Todd was in seminars Saturday afternoon, I took Laci to the World of Coke in Atlanta. Since Coke was originated in Atlanta, its a pretty big thing here. The World of Coke is a museum all about the history of Coke- complete with a 3D show (comparable to a Bug's Life at DisneyWorld), a HUGE coke souvenier shop, and- the best part- a room of all you can drink fountain drinks with several stations of over 60 different types of Coke from around the world!
Old fashioned soda fountain replica
Only a very few of the different decorative coke bottles
Some weird furry dogs with big heads, no eyes, and huge lips which must be one of the mascots for the World of Coke museum...
With all the different cultures, some of the Coke flavors can be very different around the globe. I think Laci liked this one called Beverly that's made in Italy ;) (Click on the photo for the full effect of that expression on her face!)
Saturday Evening: Bummer that the Braves were out of town this weekend or else we would have all gone to the game on Saturday. So instead we met up for dinner at the Waffle House (we wanted Laci and Todd to have the full southern experience- they had never heard of the Waffle House) before dropping them back off at the hotel.
See how fun it is to visit Atlanta? Come visit any time anyone :)
Sunday: While sitting in church, learned that one of the missionaries was just transferred into the area- and this one was from Brant's ward back in Texas. Such a small world! Afterwards, headed to the hospital to visit my 18 year old brother who's back in the hospital for a 3rd time this summer with complications and kidney stones. Poor kid!