Photo Gratitude

by Jen on November 23, 2011

In light of all the chaos in my life (moving is a clusterfuck even for the most organized of people), I didn’t have a chance to put together my Photo Gratitude post for last week.  I was going to skip it altogether, but with Thanksgiving being tomorrow, there is no time like today.

Without further ado….

Last week marked George’s final week as a Tallahassee resident.  He’s been here 17 years.  He came here for college, so as you can tell, he is old as dirt.

He is also a die hard Florida State University fan (but you already knew that).  To wind down his final days in town, we took Jayden and Sophia to watch the Seminoles play basketball.  Sophia was mesmerized by the cheerleaders, and Jayden and George high-fived over the game.

Our wiener dogs are Floridians to the core.  New York in the winter is bound to be quite a shock.  In preparation, we ordered custom fit fleece jackets made especially for low riders.  How stunning are my girls?  They aren’t big fans of clothing, but they are going to thank us when it’s negative 90 degrees and their broad bellies are dragging the icy sidewalks of 1st Avenue.

New York City requires you register your dog (although I seriously doubt most people actually do it).  Regardless, George and I are rule followers and aren’t about to start bucking the system in our new city.  Sooo, along with their registration, we decided to order brand new, super cool ID tags (you never know when Millie is going to get lost in Times Square looking for some Olive Garden bread sticks).  Their old tags were metal and my phone number was scratched and starting to fade.  I like having my digits on the front now.  Millie does too.

In the 17 years George has lived in Tallahassee, he’s only missed three FSU Football home games.  (Boy, things are going to be different next year.)  As an homage to his last game as a local, George splurged for Sky Box tickets, and we spectated in style.  I’m not a big sport’s fan, but I can quickly convert if I get Sky Box tickets to each event.  Cushioned seating, open bar, friendly servers, and a buffet line worthy of kings.  The game turned out to be a nail biter (so I heard, as I was far too busy with the martinis and gawking at all the bedazzled rich women to notice).  It ended in a loss for FSU, which sucked as a send off for George, but it was still an awesome time.  So worth the splurge.

George adores FSU Football, but FSU Baseball is his true love.  We stopped by the baseball field for a proper goodbye.  Don’t worry, Dick Howser Stadium, he’ll be back very soon.

And finally, I bagged up dog food for George’s trip to New York.  Mona spent the final day in our Tallahassee house guarding it.  I miss that little snot.  Thirteen days til I’m there.  Just thirteen measly days.

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1 Alison@Mama Wants This November 24, 2011 at 12:09 am

Adorable pictures, Jen!!

Happy Thanksgiving, almost-New Yorker!


2 mamamash November 24, 2011 at 8:47 am

Skybox -nice! Happy Thanksgiving!


3 Lynne November 24, 2011 at 11:03 am

Each blog is better than the last……. Again with the tears…..I have to stop this. I would love the picture of GB at the baseball field, please…. Containers are all ready for your Thanksgiving dinner….. Wish you were here. Lots of hugs and love.


4 jacqui November 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm

You two really know the way to say goodbye, don't you? It looks like everyone had a great time! Best of luck on settling into your new city!


5 Sweaty November 25, 2011 at 4:22 am

Dropping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving 🙂 I know what a pain in the butt moving is… but New York should be fun (I know, you probably don't want to hear about this right now, so I'll shut up :). Hang in there, and hope you have a wonderful time regardless this holiday season!


6 Dawn@LightenUp! November 25, 2011 at 8:21 am

I tell you Jen, we went to an OSU game last weekend…no skybox for us! Crowded and smelly and cold. And no martinis!
You're almost there, girl, almost there. 🙂


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