Party in the ATL.

Spent the rest of yesterday helping out and having fun painting the kitchen!

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Finished product – gorgeous bright yellow!  My goal is to eventually have a yellow kitchen – it’s my favorite kitchen color. 

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Once the walls were done, the new appliances started rolling in.

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Finished!  Gorgeous brand new kitchen.  :) 

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Once the kitchen renovation was complete at Kirt and Katie’s, we headed over to Toby and Kevin’s house to do a little cooking.  They have a gorgeous giant kitchen that makes me drool. 

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And a house absolutely FILLED with dogs.  Dog #1 – gorgeous golden Millie.

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Dog #2 – GIGANTIC Great Dane Gatsby.  I have never actually been in close proximity with a Great Dane before, and now I’ve decided that I have to have one.  It’s kind of like hanging out with a small horse.

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Dog #3 – Daisy, the Rhodesian Ridgeback.  She is quiet and shy, and totally awesome.

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Believe it or not, Casey’s cousins Kristin and Matt drove all the way from Ohio to Atlanta with 2 adults, a 9 year old, a 1 year old baby, the Great Dane and the Ridgeback.  There was actually a 4th dog at the house – Ellie – that I somehow missed in the photos.  The Malones are SUCH a dog family, and I love it.  :)

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Tina and I had headed over to the house early so that we could do some pre-Thanksgiving cooking.  I was in charge of cranberry sauce…

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Finished product – can’t wait to dig in tonight.  :)

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After the cooking was done, the family started rolling in and the party got started.  Babies make everything more fun.

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Every good party has hair braiding too.  Isn’t Madison gorgeous?  She looks like a mini Dakota Fanning.

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The iPhone dorks hung out with their phones…  :)

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And Aunt Tracey had a fun announcement for everyone!

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She is ENGAGED!  Big congrats to her and Steve.  :)

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I spent most of the night following giant Gatsby around and marveling at his size.

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Check him out relative Casey.  They are probably close in weight.

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So much fun to be surrounded by family.  :)

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Kirt entertained us all with magic tricks… (I was very impressed!)

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And as any family reunion should, it ended with a Michael Jackson dance party.

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Eventually the dogs and dancers were all worn out, and it was time to go home.

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Still lounging around in my pajamas and being lazy with family.  Looking forward to a feast tonight!


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