Posts Tagged ‘Baby Colin’

Almost Friday! I love short work weeks… but who doesn’t?

Last night, I had dinner with my family at the Buckhead Diner. My sister and nephew are in town from PA, so of course I was really excited to see them. We all love the diner, so that was an easy choice.

It’s a total throw-back and makes you feel like you’re on a cruise ship… not your typical diner food, though!


My mom and I always share a salad to start…

Mesclun greens and goat cheese fritters with apples, walnuts, and raspberry vinaigrette:


The goat cheese fritters are so good… they (we?) fry everything in the South!

I had the grilled mahi mahi tostada with white cheddar stone ground grits, guac, and pasilla chile sauce. It never fails me! It’s important to get a little bit from each layer onto the fork to get all of the flavors at once. 😉


Mom and Colin… he’s 9 weeks now and says “agu.” Not sure what that means!


Which chin do you like better? So cute!


If you live in Atlanta- Deka Athletics in Buckhead is having a trunk sale through Saturday. I had never been there before today, but my boss gave me a gift card for my birthday (It’s on Saturday!) and urged me to go today.

I only had 10 minutes before yoga, but I got a good look and they had a bunch of really nice workout stuff. HUGE racks of clothing at 50% off.


I got a little matchy matchy here- all Puma- navy yoga capris, a really comfy shirt and a matching sports bra. The capris were $25, the shirt was $17.50 and the sports bra was $19… not bad!

What, doesn’t everyone stand in front of the mirror and take pictures of themself? 🙂


Are you into workout clothing? I used to just wear cotton t-shirts and whatever shorts I could find, but I’m starting to appreciate nicer materials! I like TJ Maxx for nice, inexpensive workout clothes.

Snooki time!



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Today started out like any other day…



  • 1/2 c oats
  • 3/4 cup water
  • frozen raspberries
  • cinnamon
  • 1 tbs peanut butter (added after pic was taken)

The craziest thing happened at work today. I asked our compliance guy to sign off on something, and he looked at me and said, “So, what are you going to Philly for?”

And I said, “What do you mean?” (The wheels are turning in my head… I talk with him pretty often, but I never told him that I’m going to Philly?! I start to get hot at this point.)

He then said, “You’re going to Philly with Tobey from Dec 11th-13th? What are you going there for?”

Me: “Oh, uhh, to meet my baby niece or nephew. My sister’s having a baby any day now!” AHA… I just booked it yesterday; he read my email!

He smirked (part of his job is to monitor emails, so this was more normal than it sounds) and I panicked. Just goes to show that big brother is always watching reading… yikes!

After work, I had a Luna bar before Yoga 2. I love this flavor- I remember thinking that I was going to be bummed if it was just a seasonal flavor, so I’m glad that it stuck around!


David (the instructor) read about patience tonight before class.

“Patience is a virtue.”

Sometimes we have to remind ourselves to be patient, even though it seems so simple. What are we always rushing to? Why are we always worrying about the past, or the future? Why do we need the answer to everything, five minutes ago? And if we don’t get it right away, then why do we obsess over it?

I really focused on his words during class. Every time I started to wonder why we were holding the pose for so long, I tried to embrace it, and I could feel my stress float away. It’s the coolest thing- sometimes the most challenging poses are the most physically and mentally rewarding. It felt like slowly, little blocks of weight were coming off of my body.

Do you struggle with being patient? How do you calm your worries?

One thing I wasn’t patient for? Well, I couldn’t help but wonder if I was going to get out of class and see a missed call or text…


Colin John – 6:01 pm – 9 lbs, 3 oz

I had a feeling it was going to be a boy, but I didn’t know for sure until tonight!

Congrats Jenn & John!



-Aunt Laura

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