Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sushi Madness

As you know from my last blog about sushi, Stephen and I love sushi! So lately with summer time being in full swing, we have tried out a few new sushi spots in Atlanta. The first one we went to was Maki Fresh. This was started by the same guy, John Cassimus, who started Zoe's. Stephen and I both had the pleasure of meeting John during our MBA and so when we heard he started a new chain, we both were excited to try it. Maki fresh did not disappoint, it is very light, well priced, and full of flavor. My personal favorite was the brussel sprouts, Stephen who does NOT eat veggies even enjoyed!

Last night Stephen and I went to Sushi Nami, this has been voted best sushi in Atlanta for quite sometime now, but it was in Alpharetta and I never make it up there to try! Well, excitingly they have opened a new location in Sandy Springs! I did not know what to expect but had heard you will never look at sushi the same way! The rumors are true... it is the best darn sushi you will ever eat. Very gourmet, artistic, and patiently made. We sat at the sushi bar and watched, which I highly recommend. It was a true pleasure to watch these men make our dinner. We ordered the Big O, New York Strip roll, Volcano and the Shannon at Maui roll. They were all perfection. The NY strip roll was blow torched in front of us, I found that very impressive. My favorite was the Shannon at Maui though, it had tuna, Macadamia nuts, wasabi, avocado and tobiko on it.

 I wish I took more photos but I was very distracted by everything!  Please try both places, and let me know what you think!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mamaw Camp and Papaw's Birthday!

Yesterday I drove to Chattahoochee Hills to my grandparent's home to see the family and celebrate my Papaw's 79th birthday. Every year my Mamaw has all 10 grandkids to her house for "mamaw camp". I lived at my grandparent's house while I worked for Serenbe in 2007. It has a very special place in my heart and I always look forward to returning. This trip was extra exciting because my Mamaw and Papaw have two new Havanese puppies, Bear and Molly. Here are some pictures of my trip to Mamaw camp yesterday!

Here is Bugs with Bear and Molly.

This is Molly.

This is Bear!

Besides the pool, Mamaw's porch is a hit! Lots of food and arts and crafts take place here.

More dogs... This is Murphy, Hunter's daughter. Hunter (my parents dog) has disappeared, so seeing Murphy brought tears to my eyes.

You can see why I love this place!

We all signed a plate for Papaw for his birthday! Thanks to Haley's creative mind!

He loved his card :)

 And the girls made cupcakes!

I always enjoy slowing down and getting out of the city for an afternoon, and this is my favorite place to do that.

Monday, June 18, 2012

An Oxford Wedding

This past weekend Stephen and I went to Oxford, Mississippi for Doug and Alyson's wedding! Doug and Alyson are great friends from school and Stephen was a groomsmen! We arrived Thursday and Doug, Evans and Stephen went to Tunica for one last hoorah!  Here are some pictures!

 Before the bachelor party in Tunica.
 And after...
Evans and Jackie on the way to the rehearsal dinner in Taylor, MS!
Bride and groom on the way to rehearsal dinner.
 Me and Stephen at rehearsal dinner at Olivia's in Plein Air ( a Southern Living development in Taylor). We had so much fun playing Badminton, Bocce ball and croquet.
 The wedding was at the Oxford Train Depot  right off campus! It was BEAUTIFUL! Alyson did such a wonderful job decorating and the food was delicious!

Me and stephen at the reception!

 The boys!
The bride and groom!

We had a wonderful time, its always good to go back to Oxford, especially for a wedding for two people we love! 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June is here! Time to party!

I have already had a fun and fabulous June! My friend Lisa got married, you remember her Bachelorette here. Her wedding was so beautiful! We had a wonderful time and danced the night away in celebration of her and Steve's love! Here are some pictures! 

Me and the girls ready to celebrate!

 Me and Stephen looking so cute in his tux!

Sunday we had our best friends from MBA, Julianne and Jared come in to see the Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw concert! Ryn, Wilson and us four tailgated Sunday and then saw an amazing concert with Jake Owen and Grace Potter singing too AND a surprise appearance from Zac Brown band!! Lately, Stephen and I have been on quite the concert kick, read more here.  Here are some fun pictures from Sunday!

I told you Atlanta is funnnn in the Summer! How are you spending your Summer so far?