So what's been keeping us on our toes this past March? I hit the ground running (or rather flying) with a business trip to Toronto for my company's worldwide sales mtg.
Toronto train station
(The following pics of the event are from the event photographer, not me!)
And even though all my time was busy with Teknion stuff and not site-seeing, I did have a chance to try some authentic poutine, a popular dish in Quebec. I only had one bite, but it definitely gives American fast food a run for it's money!
After arriving back to the States, I sped off to the burbs to catch Allie's first chorus concert at Pisgah and luckily, I made it in time to see her last song! :)
After barely catching my breath from the business trip, I loaded up the car and headed for a quick overnight trip to Charlotte. The trip was motivated by a check-up with my holistic doctor, but I squeezed in as many friend visits as I could in 24 hours. One of those included spending some play time with ma girl AG.
The second week of March was Allie's spring break and she spent it back in Alabama with her mother. I will admit, it was kinda nice to be off the hook for spring break and not have to plan anything! Ha! You'd think I would have tried to take it easy and just enjoy the week, but nope... instead I got over zealous and scheduled about 9 coffee/lunches/dinners with people, most of which occurred in a 4 day period while Allie was away. Although it was A BIT intense, I am so grateful for the time I had with all of them. It was much needed, revived my heart, and encouraged me in countless ways.
Naturally, these social encounters took me to some great establishments. One of my favs that I am mildly obsessed with is BarTaco.
In addition to time with friends, I got not one, but TWO dates with Zach during Al's spring break. Wahoo! The first was a early evening coffee date at the original Chattahoochee Coffee Co. The shop is situated right on the bank of the Chattahoochee and it is SO relaxing and tranquil.
However, I did find some time to pamper myself the following week, squeezed in-between early morning work appointments and evening design work. I took to the Westside and found myself blissfully happy walking in the sunshine with a to-go order of my favorite salad (JCT Kitchen's fried chicken salad... yes, there's fried chicken hiding under all that lettuce!)
The following Friday Zach played his first show in about 2 1/2 years. I know, it's been WAY too long! Luckily, we didn't have to go far since the show was at the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth. He was asked to open for another band (most of which volunteer on the worship team at our church) and I was thrilled to finally hear some of his original country hits from the stage.
Al as the merch girl. Looks like I've been replaced! :)
Easter morning was a bit of a whirlwind as I got up early to whip up a breakfast casserole for everyone. I didn't get pics of the dish, BUT I did snap a photo of the charming Easter basket my MIL brought for Allie. Is this not the cutest Easter basket you've ever seen?!
Easter Sunday at Perimeter was awesome - so full of joy and gratitude for who Jesus is and what He has done. It was great sharing this time with my family.
I guess since I had about 2 weeks of March off from preparing weekly dinners, I put all that pent up cooking energy into Easter weekend. A few of the highlights include:
Martha Stewart's cinnamon strudel coffee cake. It's a lot of work, but worth it for this beautiful bread that doubles as breakfast/dessert.
In celebration of Easter, I wanted to close with this awesome new song, written by some folks over at NorthPoint. We have sung it a few times at Perimeter - including Easter (of course!) and I love it. It perfectly portrays what immeasurable joy and freedom we have, all because of Jesus! Hope you enjoy. :)