My weekend activities crossed the spectrum, and it seems like Friday was more than just a few days ago. First and foremost – Rebecca and I found out Friday night that Crush got into the 23rd annual New Orleans Film Festival this October! My heart almost jumped out of my chest when I heard the news, as I love NOLA more than words can say. It is so hard to get into film festivals, even with a good movie, so each acceptance letter/email we get is a significant victory. Also the Sidewalk Film Festival here in Birmingham, AL is only 2 1/2 weeks away… so if you are local please come out to watch our homecoming screening! We could use the support & would love your feedback.
Saturday I got to see my brand new niece Lucy Bug again at her Sip & See in Columbus, GA. She is such a sweet baby, good-natured and laid back. She even inherited my sister Christy’s red hair, which is so precious. We knew it was only a matter of time before she had a carrot top clone. Anna (2.5) and Lily (almost 2) were also pretty adorable running around together yelling each other’s names. It’s going to be a fun Christmas this year with those three.
After all of the family festivities I headed over to Atlanta to see James and to meet his two friends from Ohio who were in town visiting him. They were both really sweet and a lot of fun to hang out with. I think one of the best highlights of the weekend though was when James and I explored the neighborhood bright and early Sunday morning. For some reason we woke up at the crack of dawn so we put our tennis shoes on, walked to get coffee (decaf for me, please) and went on mini adventures. We ended our little excursion by feeding the turtles in James’ little hiding spot near his house. The heat quickly caught up with us though within an hour or two, so after that we escaped back to the air conditioning.
It’s been exciting to split my time between two southern cities – Birmingham & Atlanta. They are fairly different, but equally as lovable in their own ways. For now, I will enjoy having the best of both worlds.