Everyday in Atlanta G-A
Andy, Amy and Ainsley in Atlanta
- Name: Amy, Andy and Ainsley Odle
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
We love our little girl and now have another one coming soon! Stay tuned...
Today we officially became Godparents to Adam Brock. He, along with his brother Caleb got baptized at church this morning. It was a very nice service followed by lunch at the Brock's with Richard and Katharine (the Provost and his wife), Andy and Sian (Caleb's Godparents) and Scott. Adam looked so cute in his little suit. We attached some pictures we took after the baptism today.
For Thanksgiving we invited three couples over to feast with us. Kyle and Kelli, Scott and Molly, Andy and Abbi. Let me just start off by saying that I now have a much greater appreciation for all those years of my mom and other people preparing Thanksgiving dinner. I had no idea how much work it is! I started preparing food Wednesday night and then woke up at 8:30am on Thursday to continue. Seeing as how we didn't eat until around 6pm you can see that I was busy all day. The night before I prepared a brine for the turkey to soak in. Andy did most of the handling of the turkey because I was having a hard time with that. It was definitely a team effort. The morning of Thanksgiving I got up and made stuffing, sweet potato balls (the family recipe), pumpkin cookies and deviled eggs. After 18 hours of marinating the turkey it was time to throw it in the oven. I was nervous because this was my first turkey. After an hour and 45 minutes it was done. Kelli brought over pumpkin pie and made mashed potatoes at our flat. Molly brought over salad fixings and black olives (enough for each of my fingers... a tribute to Grandma Bahrt). Andy carved the turkey and once we took pictures of the table full of food (to prove that it was a success) then we all dug in. Of course we stuffed ourself too much but that's what Thanksgiving's for! Our friend Andy had pumpkin pie for the first time and everyone loved the sweet potato balls. It was a great day.
Panama City Beach
On October 26th we flew to Atlanta. My parents arrived there a couple of hours before us so we were greeted by them. We got straight into a car and started driving south to Florida where Andy's parents were eagerly awaiting our arrival. We spent a week just laying in the sun, spending quality time with our family, walking on the beach, watching American television and eating seafood almost every night. At our last dinner there Andy got a piece of chocolate cake for dessert that was HUGE. The picture of him with it doesn't even do it justice but at least you get the idea. One night we went to the dog races. My mom bet on the races every time and Andy's dad and I bet on some of the races. The sweetest victory was when I bet on Zam Bumblebee to win (Andy had said that's who he was rooting for so I secretly bet and thought it would be so fun if that dog actually won) and it did! We were really excited. We drove back to Atlanta a day before our flight so we could see some friends there. Becca, Mark and Kurt all came out and met us for dinner. Mark actually spent the night at the same hotel as us and he and Andy went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. We went to see Troy, Shelli and their kids the morning of our flight and then had lunch at the Rib Ranch (some good 'ol Texas barbeque). Before we went to the airport we drove downtown to see some developments that have happened since we were last there. It was great to be back in Atlanta and to see some friends even if just for a short while. We had the best vacation we could have asked for. We even got to watch our Colts win a football game. Of course it went by way too fast but we were thankful to go at all.