Friday, November 21, 2014

homeowners!


it was saturday, october 4th. and i remember that quite clearly for a whole bunch of reasons! for one, it happens to be the b-day of one of my dearest, bestest friends and also... alabama football played that afternoon, and lost. which does not happen!! so, not a happy memory! but a memory nonetheless. but it did help a whole lot that on this october 4th, my husband and i were indeed honeymooning in the british virgin islands! staying at scrub island, the most beautiful gem of an island [where we so amazingly got to watch the alabama game!... in the bvi's.... outside at the resort bar ... i mean!!! technology is the coolest] so! with the ending of that game being not so in our favor, us honeymooners were o-v-e-r anymore football watching for the rest of the day. plus! we had important things to get back to! like sunbathing and exploring.

that night, while getting ready for din, wi-fi graced us with its lovely presence and so while austin beat me in the getting ready process like he usually does, he googled his normal austin things. he happened to come across a townhouse back in atlanta that had just come on the market that very day.  atl real estate, it  miiight be a funny thing to google, ha! but not really when you are austin p. hyatt, and not really when him and his lady [me!] have been looking for the past couple of months. because apt life! you were fun! but we have been feeling pretty ready to say our good-byes. so yes, he came across this one sweet townhouse. in the same neighborhood we had looked at prior. right in buckhead, an area we love and just so happened to be two miles from his workey and three from mine! we knew it would not be on the market for very long. little homes like that, in this particular area always, always go fast! [which we found out firsthand once or twice! but everything happens for a reason! and i'm a million times thankful for that or else we would have never had come across this particular homey.]

but since we weren't flying back until monday, we just sort of left it hanging in our minds until we headed home to the us-of-a. we still had some honeymooning to do! when we arrived home we were happy to see that it was still on the market! which seems sort of silly to say, because only two days had passed! what can happen in two days! [a lot i tell you!]

austin's brother, our handy dandy real estate agent set us up to tour the townhouse the very next day. and we loved it!! like we knew we would. we ended up making an offer that very night, eeeek! except, it seemed other couples had the same idea, because the sellers received not only our offer, but four others that tuesday evening! we were then asked to submit our best and final offer by the next morning, which we did. and then tick tock went the clock -- well into wednesday morning... afternoon... evening. and our patience and hope just grew thinner. until stone called me and put me out of my misery. he sounded all down and depressed until he said - we got it! tricky hyatt! tricky. 

it was the most exciting, happy feeling! and while i wanted to shout it from the mountain tops, i knew i should probably keep those lips of mine sealed until you know, it was really really official. and by gosh, last friday it was! we closed! i swear i thought that friday would never get here. ever. time seemed to move ever so slow. but closing day arrived! and with it, made us first time homeowners! 

i've pictured that moment, the one where you enter your first home with your husband for the first time, and im pleased to say it played out just as i hoped ;) with stone carrying me over the threshold [i've seen toooo many movies!] and having our first family din, picnic style on the floor of the house [from a yummy pizza place right down the road, which i can fore see me becoming quite a groupie regular] ...anyways, the end!! [or well really, the beginning!]

Thursday, November 6, 2014

halloweening!


on our first married Halloween we decided to dress up as hippy loving flower children. i'll usually come up with a few random ideas every october and then see which one austin likes the best because he's always, always surprising me. [likeee the one year when we were vampires and he painted his face white, or another year when we were the fourth of july/america lovers and he dressed in full uncle sam costume [white beard and all. including making his own top hat, ha!] and since a part of me really identifies with the peace and love generation i was mooore than happy when he said "lets do 70's, that's who you are at heart!" aaand it was decided. so yes, i love, love my october. all our traditions aaaand the Halloween holiday. every time it arrives i am the happiest and then its over! and the next morning i wake up and feel just... ugh, a bit it-went-by-way-toooo-fast sad! because costumes are fun and difficult to pull off on any day other than 10.31!!

the sunday after Halloween had gone and left us and brought with it November, we decided to finally carve our pumpkins. ha, backwards! but October was a crazy one for us - we have our excuses!! so while carving is a prettier word, the more accurate here would be "gutting." we gutted those pumpkins and that word - yup its the right one! cause that whole process is not the prettiest. and a lot messy. but we love our pumpkin seeds and none will go to waste in our house!! so our priorities were really - gut pumpkin, ever so carefully save the seeds, bake, eat! and eat and eat. i probably got way to much enjoyment over setting it all up and having charlie lie down and explain the whole process to him. [flashbacks to when i was younger and would talk to barbies/non living things] but charlie is living! so moving in the right direction. and plus stone was right behind us as our observing audience. char was pretty interested. and investigated that pumpkin per usual. once the pumpkin was all gutted and sitting there so sad and lonely i decided to at least carve something into it... anything! but with it being November its life would be a bit short lived. so i carved in an H for our hyatt-y home. and i quickly learned, pumpkin carving.. not my thing! it's always stones job and his job it shall remain! but time was a-tickin' with the end of pumpkin season quickly approaching. but oh was it nice seeing that baby all lit up when the lights were dimmed, sooo cozy. which made me that much more excited for the Christmas lights riight around the corner!! i see you Christmas!! but first thanksgiving ;)

*and side note! that last little pic of my pirate puppy is from  a november day last weekend. still in costume he was. and on a morning coffee run through the einstein brothers drive-thru the employees died over it and his sweetness and gave him a whole doggy bagel biscuit, fo free! so i explained to him that that was what trick-or-treating is like. and he approved. until next year halloween! and see you tonight, pumkin seeds!!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

one year ago!


one year ago yesterday, my stone got down on one knee and asked this girl of his to marry him. aaaaand! i did ;) the past year has been the best yet. so many life changes! so many good ones. its really amazing to look back. there are some dates that will forever stay with you. take you back in time and make you feel exactly how you felt in that moment. and november first will always be one of those life changing, memorable ones for this girl. and that boy  ;)

Friday, October 31, 2014

yummy mummy!


my tradition love tank is full! and so are weee! yummy mummys have become an octobery tradition of ours and since october started for us on a beach honeymooning in the british virgin islands its sort of been a whirlwind and passed in the blink of an eye. so this week! we have been squeezing in all my favorite tradition things. mmm! happy happy halloween st to all you ghouls!! 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

orange din for two!


the other night we had our annual orange din. my faaaavorite! my mom would make it every october growing up and so you know.. traditions... continue we must! [and we have! 2011, 2012, 2013!  thanks for keepin the mems alive my dearest b-log!] it may not be the healthiest. but its the cheasiest and i love it. always and forev! until next year orange din!! or maybe we should make this a monthly thing? maybe? oh! and those magical pumpkin tree/flower creations!? i think they are the neatest thing on this octobery earth. my husband then boyfriend surprised me with them one october evening and i have been hooked ever since. every october he brings them home and every october i am deeee-lighted by their beautiful uniquness .. i do believe this has become a new tradition! keeping the old traditions alive and creating new ones makes for a really happy healy turned hyatt. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

a wedding day glimpse!!



















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today marks one month married! this one month looks very different compared to that one month! i loved both. but i'm a bit partial to the newlywed side of life. we recently received a little wedding day preview from our dearest and most talented videographer, timm young. as soon as i hit play, ooo my. i immediately traveled back to that day. so many emotions!! lots of happy tears. lots of falling in love all over again. i will cherish that day always and forever. and so to have parts of it captured on video?! it is so special. something that will be absolutely incredible to share with our future nonexistent children one day or when we are old and gray! thank you, timm!! i'm so madly in love with it all. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

a hell of a night...... to quote their new single ;)


i was the most delighted girl to hear  that my favorite musician brother bee would be back in atlanta this past weekend. that's three reunions since september! which never happens, because he is never.home.ever. and always on tour so i really try to soak in all the time i can with that one. dustin lynch and band were invited to open for mrs. miranda lambert this past saturday, along with a couple other country talents: raelynn, maddie & tae, and gary allen

it is the best best feeling having my family peeps in my atlanta world. so as soon as their tour bus arrived i hopped in the car to scoop the sleepy rockstar up and brunch. we dinned outside on the prettiest of fall saturdays and caught up about life things and afterwards headed back to the verizon amp venue where the whole show would be taking place that evening. char came along with me to visit  and it was fun to take him on a little walk through the empty verizon amphitheater. vip puppy all.the.way. he get's it from his human uncle. but soon it was sound check for them and drive home and get ready time for us hyatts! ;) 

stone, my cowboy boots and two sweet lady loves of mine headed on over later that evening and it was really just a perfect night.  i love, love, love getting to see my brother on stage, doing what he loves. its still sort of boggles my mind. the traveling and the performing. its constant, no time off.  they work so, so hard. and it reeeeally shows. because they are just so darn good. and yes. little bits of me are partial, but its the truth! so so good. [gary and miranda weren't too bad themselves ;)] 

and then after a night like that!!! the next morning, like clockwork, i always feel a bit  homesick. every single time i must say goodbye to my fam. because they are the best people i know and i miss them. a lot. but the silver lining there is i do get to wake up to a husband and cuddly puppy and that makes it a whole lot easier. so my dearest colinboy! love you. miss you a million. and can't wait to see you again!

and side note! about that whole bicep chugging thing. that came from that brother of mine. i mean, i cant put any copyright on it because i'm sure beer chugging people have been doing that since back in the day but colin and friends starting doing it in their college days, just something that made them laugh and from there it sort of became their thing, so it was necessary. i suppose? gosh, our mother must be so proud.