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Oh, Atlanta

Spent the weekend in Atlanta with barlow_girl, having way more fun than I ever thought could be squeezed into a single weekend. Activities includes dinner at the OK Café (thanks for the suggestion, kamikaye—I asked nicely!), a trip to IKEA, browsing the High Museum of Art Museum, a wonderful cookout with her small group and friends, worship at North Point Community Church, lunch with still more friends, getting a sneak preview of her new apartment, with lots of general Atlanta touring and time to hang out sprinkled in between.

Amy's Atlanta friends are a quality bunch—her small group especially is so committed to guarding each other's hearts and encouraging one another toward Christ. There are few things as necessary and precious as this kind of gift, and it gives me great peace to know they're in her life. Besides which, they're hilarious. And they think the world of her, which means we agree on the important things.

Better than anything else by far was just getting face-to-face time with Amy. While I'm largely grateful to live in a time when technology has so many ways to keep us connected, nothing compares to that quality time in person, doing something together or doing nothing at all. Laughter, conversation, and even quiet came freely. It was hard to go back home.

Was in a fog all day, and I know my words aren't doing this weekend justice. It's a good season when life and the living of it is bigger than my ability to tell.


This post makes me smile. :o]

I'm glad you had such a great trip! I even heard one of my brothers met you at NPCC. Wish I could have been there too. Have a good night.

I did (Justin, yes?)! And it would have been great having you there, too.
Yes! I am visiting with sentimentalmuse and her family right now, as they're down for a Disney trip. The face-to-face time is irreplacable. Loving it!
Glad to hear it went so well. Quality people—I have no doubt.
No, because I am a huge idiot and took none. Worse yet, it's the second time—I didn't take any during barlow_girl's visit to Seattle, either. Since I've never been much of a shutterbug, I always forget that it's even a possibility.
Your trips are way more productive and interesting than mine of the same type are.

I'm stunningly blessed.
I have my own tag. Sweet.
I've been putting it off for two months or so—I didn't want to put you on the spot, but that's pretty much unavoidable these days. ;)
Ooh is this a LJ romance? ;)
Well, I've been an LJ matchmaker before (with expressedinword and taci), so I figured I might as well try it out myself.

Purely in the interest of empirical observation, of course. An experiment to see how much I can smile.
:) That's great!
It ain't bad! ;)
YAY! So glad you had fun! Atlanta is so great.. next time you should eat breakfast at "The Flying Biscuit'..it is delish. Lj romance ehhhh...haha happy for you :)
The Flying Biscuit, eh? I may just have to make a return trip. For breakfast, of course.
yay for you!!!!! ;D
Thank you!
DANG! I just peed myself again.
I accept no responsiblity for your lack of bladder control.

Yay for Obi!

I'm glad for your happiness.

*raises glass*
A toast would be perfection, Padawan. You just need to get yourselves to Seattle. Thanks for your well wishes.
Hey Banzai -

Your posts make me think. I added you to my friends list; hope you don't mind just one more on the list....

Thanks for your musings!

Thank you! You're more than welcome to climb aboard.