Sunday, September 27, 2009

Meet Georgia

Last weekend, Ben and I planned a big, last-minute trip to Atlanta, GA to pick up our puppy! For the last couple of months we have been stocking up our house on puppy things--we knew we were getting her, we just weren't sure which weekend. (She's a "Vizsla", by the way....look it up! :)


So we got in our car (in Virginia), and drove SOUTH.

A few hours later we stopped for lunch--and we happened to stop in Salisbury, NC!! (Sorry, Chip & Trish, I would've called if I had known it was on the way!)

We had good 'ole Chick-fil-A --- yumm.


Then, since we were in the area, we decided to take a quick drive-through tour of Catawba College, where my cousin Chip is the head football coach! Catawba is such a beautiful campus.


We made sure to visit the football stadium (where Chip & his team win lots of games--congrats on the successful season so far, Chip!)


After the quick campus tour we had to quickly get back on the road. After a while, we found the famed Gaffney, SC peach (so, of course, we took a few pictures for my mom).


We kept on truckin' and finally arrived in Atlanta about 9 hours after we started driving. We stayed at my cousin Skip & Suzanne's house (who had graciously offered us a place to stay about 3 days earlier when we found out about the trip). We had a great time with them; unfortunately no pictures to show for it. Ben & I agreed--their house was lovely!!

We watched the Virginia Tech game against Nebraska (that was a close one!) at their house and then went out to a pizza place Saturday night to eat dinner & watch the Georgia football game.

Late Saturday night we called the breeder and found out we had to pick up our puppy that night instead of the next morning like we had planned (due to a few scheduling conflicts). So we left around 10pm to go meet our puppy. Later we got back to Skip & Suzanne's with our new baby. We named her Georgia because that's where she's from (and we like the name..) Long story short, after a wonderful pancake breakfast with the family the next morning, Ben & I got back on the road for an even longer journey than the one we had taken the previous day (because now we would have to stop every few hours for the puppy).


Here is a movie of Ben & Georgia playing at a rest stop on the way home.

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Finally, we returned home after a long, 11-hour drive. We have a new, playful puppy & have been very tired this last week (she's not a good sleeper, like most babies). But our Georgia peach sure is sweet!

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Here is our latest family photo. :)

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Finally! Great pictures. Too bad you missed Chip! Can't wait to meet the new family member.
Love,
Mom and Daddy

Rachael said...

Awe, she's adorable! Congratulations!

AmyKristen said...

Such a sweet family photo! :)

MissJody said...

Aww..i LOVE PUPPIES. sO INNOCENT AND ALL ENERGY!!
Congrats on your new puppy :)
Very cute family pic :)

Katherine Klegin said...

She is SO cute! I love the videos and can't wait to meet her!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hannah Noel said...

She's so sweet :) :)

Tracie Martin said...

Melt my heart!!! I love the pictures and Georgia is such a perfect name!!! I couldn't resist sending the family a link to your blog since we are a family that has grown up with Vizslas...enjoy!!!

Brittney said...

too cute! and love the name :)

how large to Vizsla's get?? I want to get a puppy but I like them small :) haha!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Aw yay! I'm glad you got her!

Todd said...

Love the new puppy, she is so cute!!!

Holly said...

I will gladly puppysit my little niece whenever you like! She is so adorable!!

LauraAnn said...

Your new puppy is too freakin' adorable! I love the name you gave her! Very fitting!

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She's adorable...congrats on the new addition!

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Aw! She’s so cute! I wish I had one. She’s like a baby. That is so sweet.

Volunteering abroad said...

You’ve come a long way to get that cute little puppy. And it’s all worth the wait.

Mrs P said...

First time stopping by!
She sure is cute!! That's quite a drive for your new baby, awww :)

I love your about me section, all the "recently"s. I can definitely relate to that one - crazy how things can change so quickly!

Armywife101 said...

I love roadtrips! Looks like you guys had fun and your puppy is too cute!

Nishant said...

she's adorable! Congratulations!

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