Basketball & Trippin’

I have no excuse. Nothing to say why I haven’t blogged in weeks. It just hasn’t happened. So we are moving on!

Did you watch the Big Game? I did for the commercials (Ron Swanson for the win!), but didn’t even know what teams would be in it until I asked my coworkers a few days ago. #sosporty.

One sport I have been paying attention to lately is basketball. Sassy has had practice twice a week and games every weekend.

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And man, is she growing! She is all arms and legs that she uses to her advantage to cover a lot of space on the court. I think she has gotten the ball at tip off in all but maybe one game this year.

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Her free throws and rebounds have really come along nicely, too. It’s been a great season of watching her improve.

Last weekend was the last of her regular season games. My youngest niece got to join us for the game. I think she liked it!  She also really enjoyed playing with my foam rollers.

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I mean seriously, who doesn’t have fun with foam rollers?  😉

OMG Becky got the privilege of helping her eat lunch.

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Immediately after this picture, my niece wiped her mouth on her hand, then wiped her hand on my couch, and then her face on my couch. Ugh! Good thing she’s so cute. OMG Becky thought it was the funniest thing she had ever seen. She is easily entertained.

After that stunt, i made them both lay down for a nap.

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Not really. OMG Becky was trying to convince the baby a nap would be a good idea. Baby was not having it. Her mom showed up a short time later so we avoided the nap battle. Whew!

Other things lately…

Sassy went on a roadtrip to St. Louis with her youth group from our church.

stl1Apparently licking the Gateway Arch is a thing now. I’m going to go with no thank you.

I had a little trip myself. I had to go to Atlanta overnight for a work meeting. A coworker recommended we eat at The Marietta Diner.

IMG_0218LOVE the neon! This place has been featured on the Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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I had high hopes for this place. I wanted to enjoy it, but I didn’t. The food was just okay and the service started off great, but then our server promptly forgot about us. We had to ask for things multiple times and at one point, he just completely disappeared for a good 10 minutes.

I will say the dessert counter was amazing looking! Cakes, pies and cheesecakes galore! I was too busy drooling over it to take a picture. #bloggerfail. I hadn’t planned on having dessert, but after my less than stellar dinner, I felt I owed it to myself and the diner to give them another shot and order dessert to go. I asked my waiter for a recommendation on a piece of chocolate cake. They had four chocolate cakes to pick from! I went with his recommendation only to have him return to the table to tell me that flavor was sold out. Darn. Okay, I’m flexible, bring me the next best chocolate flavor. It was a huge piece of cake. My eyes were happy! Sadly, the cake was a huge disappointment. It was dry and the frosting tasted like it was store-bought canned. I munched on it throughout that evening, but barely put a dent in it. Oh chocolate, why did you betray me? Sadness all around.

One restaurant on the trip that made me smile was this KFC, which is saying a lot since I don’t eat KFC.

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The sign though! How awesome is that?! The best part? The beak moved! Now I want to know more about it. How old is it? Is it one of a kind? If you live in that area, please fill me in!

That’s it for January friends. Hopefully, February will be much more productive on the blog and the workout front.

Have you done any traveling lately? 

Planning any summer trips? We are thinking a beach vacation is in order this summer!

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