Monday, December 5, 2016

a sarasota roadtrip!

because, every good road trip begins with one ;)
every good road trip starts and ends with donuts, said someone! probably. or at least me :) super random request but hey, whatever passes the time on an 8 hour road trip. so! a few weekends ago we traveled to Sarasota for the wedding of one of our dear college friends! one of austin's old roommates/alabama teammates/groomsmen was saying i do to his beautiful bride! and so of course we wouldn't have missed it.  charlie came along for the ride too,  he is at his best when he is in the car and also, petsmart was full ;)

friday morning post our thanksgiving food comas we woke up early, early along with all the black friday shoppers except no shopping for us, road tripping! the last time i made a drive like that was back when austin was my baseball playing boyfriend and in clearwater for spring training :)  so with the help of coffee, a sprinkled donut and Christmas music we made it.

we stopped at De Soto National Memorial about forty minutes on the way to Sarasota to let charlie take a swim break and get his cooped up energy out. which he happily obliged, except he would not stop drinking the salty water!  even with us pleading for him to stop. as soon as we got back in the car he was not his normal self, i mean, he would never usually deny our goldfish snacking handouts, but he did so we knew something was up. as soon as we pulled into the hotel and put the car in park he was over it and got sick all over me. so!! that was a good start to the vacationing:) [luckily he felt so much better! and was back to his normal goldfish loving self soon after] the next day, pre groomsmen duties, we went to Brohard Paw Park another doggie beach which was just so perfect!! as soon as you arrive you are free to unleash your beasts and let them roam free. charlie had so much fun playing with the other puppies and swimming his water puppy heart out. so cute! and us humans did too! it makes me very happy being in 80 degree weather and in a bathing suit at the end of November! [although, being in a bathing suit post thanksgiving, that's something totally different :)] char learned his no drinking the salt water lesson and we all made it back in one piece, vomit free! go team.

later that afternoon was wedding time! we got all fancy and headed to this amazing property right on the Siesta Key beach to watch the groom and bride say their i do's. so, so sweet! and afterwards, that sunset!!! i'd say God and mother nature were all pretty pleased with such a blessed union!  it was so nice to catch up with old friends and i love seeing austin and his two bffs in their bff element. [which i've said before! but its true. good friends are hard to find!]

soon morning came and with it a long car ride home. but!! as the old saying goes [its sounding more and more believable ;)] every good road trip ends with donuts, so rules we must follow :) and we made it home with just enough time to sneak in episode one of the Gilmore Girls revival. amen!  congratulations Kyle and Whitney!! the Hyatts love the Moores!!  [and the Hendersons ;)]

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


things as of lately around these parts! and little bits of mems taking up my iphone/cam :) we are still going strong on our iced coffee and puppuccino orders from starbucks over here. charlie is a big, big fan. and there have been weddings, baby showers and thanksgiving piggybacks (or well, attempts).  along with a visit from my parents, our faces in the Southern Wedding magazine V9 issue, and pretty sunsets. also, fun side story, my dad was playing golf in nashville one day by himself and randomly joined a man and his soon to be son in law. well over the course of 18 holes they got to talking and it turned out to be shawn b! from kaitlyn's season of the bachelorette! (and her dad) ha! my dad told shawn i was a devoted watcher and shawn said well lets take a selfie and send it to her! and when i got it i was like what in the world?!? oh nashville, small world!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

a boy and his toy(s)!

i have noticed i have so many cute ones of char and his toys saved on my computer! austin buys them all at goodwill which is the very best. because 1.) they are $1!! 2.) he (charlie) likes to have a lot scattered around our house at his disposable and greet you with aaaand 3) when they fall apart, that's okay! we can just go buy another.  nothing but the best for our little man ;) austin seems to always find the toys that talk, ha! like a purple teletubbie, or tickled me elmo (we had to throw that one out, because oh my gosh, headache!!), or a bear saying 'i love you'! ha every time char would squeeze that bear and it would say "i love you!" it was like he was talking to us <3 they keep us entertained and char and so really they are a win win. and don't break the bank :)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

one saturday morning!

i can't even type one Saturday morning without singing it in my head and thinking of the shows they used to play on Disney's "one Saturday morning." :) you know, like pepper ann! ha! so many cozy mems sitting on the couch watching the Saturday morning shows eating a sprinkled donut ;) over the past couple of Saturdays, we have spent our mornings at Chastain Park, which is a really great park right down the street from us. we will pick up bagels from the best [and busiest!!] bagel place we know, Goldbergs, and then head on over. its so nice!! and then afterwards, once we are fueled up on coffee and carbs we will walk with charlie around the park, which has a great running/walking route! about 2.4 miles the one we take, so its a good little walk! and enjoyable.  we also really love getting to walk by the football games going on with the little boys! they are so cute! in their f-ball gear and parents cheering them on. it's been my favorite routine these days, and i really hope the warm weather keeps on, keepin' on! especially two weekends ago! we had shorts and short sleeves on which was just sooo glorious. you can feel it getting colder though! so please be kind to us fall and winter! because we like our Saturday morning routine!

Monday, October 31, 2016

october traditions!


happy halloween to you!! we've been making sure to squeeze in all those october traditions of ours this month! because tis the season!! so to keep my tradition loving self straight, on our october hit list we haaave!

...pumpkins! of course. i start with two and always end up with about five other smaller ones. they are hard for me to resist! especially the white tiny ones. actually, one evening while buying said white pumpkins i was reminded to be kind! in the simplest of ways. i was at the grocery store getting dinner and throwing in two more tiny pumpkins because two for three dollars! and i was talking to the cashier about everyone getting into the fall decorating spirit. i asked her if she had her pumpkins yet and she said no, that she takes the bus to work and doesn't drive so it would be hard to carry a big pumpkin home. i told her she needed to get one of the smaller ones to put in her purse to take home with her. she said that she had been meaning to do that, but every time she remembered to look on her lunch break they were all sold out.  so i gave her one of my pumpkins after i checked out. she was so touched but such a small gesture. and i was like, i feel good! and she feels good! good feelings all around :)

... pumpkin carving! it has been a warm october here [it's currently 86 degrees as i type this. windows open. wearing shorts], which is fine for me and my emotionally dependent on warm weather self. but ohhh!! our poor pumpkins!!! they looked so great and festive all lit up but unfortunately, the heat started getting to them and caused them to get all moldy and sad looking. the price you pay i suppose!!! warm weather > pumpkin quality of life

...pumpkin seeds, our favorite. must . save . and bake. all . seeds. :)

...pumpkin flowers! from my pumpkin courtesy of trader joes or whole foods, usually! i love these festive little guys. din - just like here, here, here, here, and here :) a tradition from way back when we were little! all childhood [and adult if we're being honest!] food favs too. goldfish, macaroni and cheese, carrots [hey, nutrition!] and grilled cheese.  and since austin is all for trying any and every food on the big green egg, he attempted grilled cheese! [which may i add, was a success!]

...yummy mummies - hot dogs wrapped in crescent dough with yellow mustard eyes, and waaala, complete. festive, simple, and perfect for football watching around this time :)

...and of course, dressing up!! which we got to do on both friday and saturday night with some friends! we went with a Hawaiian/luau theme this year, inspired by our trip to Hawaii in September! it was a fun one. and also, charlie's shirt was definitely the best. and maybe our coconut and pineapple drinks :)

so there you have it! some healy turned hyatt halloween traditions for you! i am so looking forward to adding more fun ones throughout the years.  happy Halloween!