January 6, 2010

The Pink Tutu returns!

Hello friends! It has been so so long since I've last posted. I've missed you all! Thanks for letting me taking a break over Christmas . . . I sure did need it. I'm back now and ready to jump into 2010 with all the adventures, laughter, fun, love and joy it brings.

Here are some highlights from the past few weeks:

My sister's wedding!
It was a beautiful southern wedding. Loved it!
(more pics to come . . .)


A fabulous date with the bf to see Cavalia.
Cavalia is a Cirque du Soleil-type show, but with horses (people too). It was fabulous! It was filled with acrobatics and even the horses would "dance". I was amazed by what the horses could do - choreographed dance moves, running out to their exact spots on stage, tricks and all.
After Cavalia we went to Craft - Atlanta and had a delicious dinner of braised beef short ribs, sunchokes, squash and pancetta risotto and pear crisp with toasted almond ice cream. Delish!

Meet Lilly!
Lilly, as I've affectionately named her, was my Christmas surprise. Since my sister was on her honeymoon and it was just me and my parents, I didn't know what to expect. Imagine my surprise when I run downstairs and find a beautiful pink Townie just waiting for me! I was so excited and had the biggest smile on my face. I live in a little town just outside Orlando that has streets lined with shops and restaurants and I am just a short walk from town, but now I can bike - and in style I might add. I have a basket that hooks on as well. I'm in love!! I also got many other wonderful gifts and surprises that I am so thankful for.

As for the rest of my break, I enjoyed lots of shopping, good meals, fun times with family and friends, movies, and time with my pets - Rory the black lab and kitties Molly and Griffin. I was able to be at home in GA for two weeks, which is the longest amount of time consecutively spent there in quite a few years. I loved every moment!

I spent the past weekend in Bonita Springs with the bf ringing in the New Year and I am now ready for the challenges and adventures ahead. Cheers to 2010!


29 comments:

Mrs. Lynch said...

Happy New Year!!!Glad you enjoyed your Holidays. I saw a bike similar to yours while Christmas shopping.'Twas so beautiful a lone tear almost rolled down me face.(OMG...the bike has me speaking pirate)When it gets warm again I may but the bike.

QueenBeeSwain said...

You've been a busy gal and I love it all!

Cheers to 2010 Pink Tutu!

xoox

kHm

I'maNolaGirl said...

Glad you're back! You're sister's wedding picture is beautiful. And I love Lilly!! What a great gift.

Red and White Preppy said...

Happy 2010 :) Sounds like things have been great for you! I love that bike!

Miss Type-A said...

Beautiful wedding picture. Glad to have you back!

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Welcome back, you've been missed!

short southern momma said...

So glad your back girl! Can't wait to see more pics of the wedding and I am loving Lily! Hope your having a great day! xoxo

Kim said...

ok, first - your sisters wedding was AMAZING!! saw the pics on facebook and it was so beautiful!!!! loved everything!

glad you had a great holiday and New Years!!

I'm SO SO SO SO SO excited for Colleen!! so much fun and exciting things are happening in 2010!

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your new pink bike!!! Also, I can't wait to see more pictures from your sister's wedding! The one you posted is so beautiful - I can only imagine how great the others must be!!

Happy New Year! :)

Preppy 101 said...

Welcome Back!! Loving your new bike. Loving it. Better keep that little darlin' locked up!! xoxo

Blackeyed Susan said...

Your sister looks gorgeous, and I love the bicycle!! Happy New Year :)

Blair said...

I can't wait to see/hear more about the weddding!!!
Love the new bike, I have been wanting one JUST like that. My MIL has one and I get jealous every time I see her riding it. Ha!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Gorgeous wedding photo!! That bike is ADORABLE!! So stinkin cute!

Hannah D. said...

Glad to see you back! I love your bike, and that date night sounds AWESOME! Can't wait to hear more about you sis' wedding - congrats to you and your family!

Emily said...

Ahhh! The bike! I'm in love! Owning a beach cruiser (and living somewhere where it's sensible to ride one) is one of my life goals.

The Blonde Duck said...

Wow! Your sister's hair is gorgeous! I've never heard of that show, but I MUST see it! Horses and dancers are right up my ally!

gCe said...

Your sister looks lovely. I had to move my blog so in case you are interested I am now at http://www.pinkcalculator.blogspot.com

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Glad you're back lady!

Beth Dunn said...

Welcome back! Happy New Year. I took a break too. xoxo

SC

MCW said...

She is stunning.
Welcome back!

Erika said...

I'm so glad to have you back! Happy, Happy New Year my love!! :)

Trish said...

Happy New Year!! My mom and I both have the same pink Townie bike. You will really enjoy it!!!!! :)

BAH said...

A few things: Your sister made a beautiful bride! I've been dying to eat at Craft! And I lovelovelove the bike! So happy you're back :) Happy new year!

martha - caknitter said...

Cheers!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Welcome back!!! I have been away for the past 2 months too. Can't wait to see wedding pictures. What fun! Love your new bike. It is so awesome. I know you will love riding it around in sunny Florida!! Love & blessings from NC!

melissa said...

Oh, I love 'Lilly'! I have a pink cruise too and enjoy it so!
Wishing you a happy 2010, filled with blessings!

Miss Janice said...

I need that bike and a Lilly golf cart and my life will be complete:) Love it! Your sister is gorgeous! Have a fabulous New Year!

Kassie said...

I'm glad you're back!! You sure have been busy! Can't wait to hear about it all.

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

OMG! What a great photo of your sister.

All my best!
-Kelley

 
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