Audra’s 2019 Halloween Synopsis + Trick-or-Treater Graph since 1984

My husband and I bought our home from the original owners in 2002. The Orgerons loved Halloween. Interestingly enough, they kept a tally of the number of trick-or-treaters that came to the front door each Halloween since 1984. We kept up the tradition of counting as accurately as we can with the help of all our Halloween guests each year.… Read More »

The Teal Pumpkin Project – Audra has a teal pumpkin!

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

I have food allergies and it stinks.  I aged into these allergies so thankfully never had to pilfer through baskets on Halloween for gluten free candy as a child.  However, I can certainly sympathize with kiddos who have food allergies.  Therefore, at my house we offer non-edible treats PLUS the regular amazing candy treats!  … Read More »

Concessions, Bathrooms and a New Press Box! Game On! #nomoreportapotties

It’s homecoming week at Dunwoody High School.   The students have a fun dress-up theme every day.  The traditional parade down Vermack road is scheduled for Thursday at 4 PM.   A new HoCo Queen and King will be announced on Friday at half-time of the football game against Northview and a dance is scheduled for Saturday night in the DHS gym.  … Read More »

Audra’s Review of Restaurant Holmes~Downtown Alpharetta

by Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’ve traveled all over the state of Georgia watching my sons play baseball.  Yes, I once was a “travel baseball mom”.   I tell you this because travel baseball families eat out ALOT.  You never know where you’ll be at meal time on a travel baseball weekend so you learn how to YELP well.  … Read More »

3 Movie Reviews from Audra (Yesterday • Racing in the Rain • Bernadette)

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’ve been going to the movies a whole lot more than reading lately so I thought I’d share three movies that I personally believe you shouldn’t miss!

One:  Yesterday (still in a few Atlanta theaters) 

My husband and I have talked about this movie so many times since seeing it. … Read More »

So, your kid just turned 18 what does that mean? New Driver’s License • Register for the draft • buy cigarettes • tattoo time and more!

By Audra Hurston Anders for the Aha! Connection

My baby just turned 18….he’s my second so none of this is news to me.  However, it may be news to some of you and we had some pretty interesting chats about all of this over birthday dinner so I decided to share….  Feel free to add a comment with more information! … Read More »

Did you know you aren’t supposed to park within 30 feet of a stop sign ?

By Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection   Did you know you aren’t supposed to park within 30 feet of a stop sign ? I learned this (among other things) Wednesday night at a safety/traffic/parking meeting that the Dunwoody Police held with my neighborhood. When I was walking my dog this morning I noticed one of my favorite teenagers parked well within 30 feet of a very hectic stop sign in my neighborhood.… Read More »

Goodbye Beautiful Vanderlyn Oak

By Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Vanderlyn Elementary lost one of the most beautiful trees I’ve ever seen on Tuesday night.  Lightning basically tore it in half.  My husband often remarked as we walked under it:   “This is the prettiest tree in Dunwoody”.   He called me with grief in his voice on his way to work on Wednesday telling me to check out Vanderlyn’s tree.  … Read More »

Book of the Week: Next Year in Havana

I haven’t read Next Year in Havana yet, but it comes highly recommended from a friend. (Thanks T.S.)  I’ve had projects that are keeping me from my reading time but will soon be in need of a new book and I’ve decided this one is it!  Reese Witherspoon chose it for her book club last July and I have really liked the few “Reese Picks” that I’ve read!  … Read More »

30 Admit 2 Movie Passes for “Where’d You Go Bernadette?” at Sandy Springs Cinema and Taphouse!!!

Based on the runaway bestseller, WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette’s leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.… Read More »

Movie Pass Giveaway: Dora and the Lost City of Gold (August 3)

Paramount Pictures’ upcoming release of DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD will be released in theaters nationwide on Friday, August 9th. Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego a mysterious jungle inhabitant, and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.… Read More »