Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bicycles & Bubbly

Summer is HERE! It's felt (temperature-wise) like summertime since March, but Memorial Day this week marked the unofficial start of all things hot and humid. And believe it or not, it’s my favorite season. We kicked things off right with a little cookout tour with some of our favorite people, and our June and July weekend plans are filling up quick. 

Last weekend, my Dad and I went to a local “ciclovia” called Atlanta Streets Alive. It’s a super cool concept happening internationally where neighborhood streets are closed to cars and opened to biking, skating, walking, or really any form of human-powered movement. Atlanta Streets Alive incorporated a few of my favorite ATL neighborhoods by shutting down a two-mile stretch of Highland Ave. Dad and I rode the whole thing (on our bikes, that is), and there were tons of things to stop and do/see along the way. There were food trucks, impromptu foursquare games, street hockey, belly dancers, live music, etc. It was basically a moving festival…so awesome. It was super hot that day, so we stopped at and had a drink at one of our favorite bars.
My favorite part of the whole thing was the crowd. It was a little tricky maneuvering around the swarms, but it was great to see so many people out and about, being active in a physical way, but also in a supporting the community way. I love Atlanta.

The weekend before that, Chris and I celebrated our Moms on their special day by making and hosting dinner for them, along with our brothers. We made our pretty much famous tacos (added ground beef this time), and our homemade taco shells have never turned out better. We had a great time with our main mamas.

To spice things up a little, we decided to make a little Pinterest-inspired drink. It was cute and girly and just for Moms.

Mother’s Little Helper

2 small containers of Frozen Lemonade (lemon flavored)

1 bottle Pink Moscato champagne
 Place one scoop of frozen lemonade into juice-sized glasses. Next, pour the desired amount of moscato on top, until the glass is about half-full (never half-empty). Enjoy with your favorite lady friends and moms alike.

Spring couldn’t have been better, but we’re so excited for summer, we can hardly stand it. Get ready for greatness such as my gluten-freeniversary, grilling galore, camp time, Braves games, weddings, gel mani/pedis, and who knows what else. It’s gonna be a great one.

Summer will never be summer to me without Ween, so in the wake of their "break-up", I leave you with one of my favorite Ween songs, because we all hoped they'd (Ween and summer) stay forever.

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