Just wanted to give a quick shout out to my friend Katelyn on her wedding day!  You will be a stunning bride and I’m so thrilled for this next chapter in your life with Chris.  Sending you lots of love from the east coast!  Love you long time, girl!




Spoke too soon…

Ok well apparently I spoke to soon about the sunny weather, because today I feel like I’m back in Seattle!  Haha!  The morning started out with a gorgeous sunrise, but a heavy cloud cover rolled in and it’s drizzling.  The weekend forecast calls for sunshine and 60+ degree weather, though, so let’s hope that happens! But really, as a whole, the weather here is fantastic (even with the summer humidity) and I have no major complaints!

So, my friend Jen came to visit last weekend.  It was a great trip!  She took a red eye from Seattle, so Clint and I decided to stay the night prior in DC to avoid the 2am trek north at 5am.  It worked out wonderfully as we were able to spend most of Friday evening with my cousin and his girlfriend.  In the past 10 years I’ve seen this cousin twice, so it was a really fun time being able to hang out and hopefully we will be able to do this more often.  The next morning Jen arrived and after some airport mixup/shuttle fiasco, she got to the hotel and we got our day started.  First stop was breakfast at Old Ebbitt Grill near the White House, then onto as many “must see” houses/memorials/monuments/houses/museums as we could fit in: White House, Washington, WWII, Lincoln, Korean War, MLK Jr, FDR, Jefferson, and the museum of American History.  We got lucky with GORGEOUS clear, blue skies and not-so-cold temperatures.

Washington DC

The rest of the weekend consisted of Chick-fil-A, wine tasting, showing off my new stomping grounds, introducing old friends to new friends, and of course – watching the Seahawks win!  Overall it was a fabulous weekend and I’m SO glad to have had a familiar face visit!

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!



Thankful Thursday #3

Today I’m thankful for the amount of sunshine we get here in MD.  Coming from western WA where we see sunshine maybe 25% of the year, this is a very welcomed change!  Every morning I’ve been able to see the most beautiful sunrises because there are no clouds getting in the way.  Not to mention, it’s been surprisingly warm lately.  This weekend is predicted to get close to 70!  I have a feeling this isn’t normal, but I’ll take it!  Here’s to more vitamin D and blue skies!

Side note – had a great visit with my friend Jen last weekend… I’ll post some photos of our DC tour later!






Thankful Thursday #2

I know, I know… I’m a bit behind.  I blame it on the holidays!  Happy New Year, everyone!

Today I’m thankful for 3 things:

1) My 7 minute commute to work.  There is something so great about hitting only 1 stop light, and knowing that I don’t need to factor in an additional 30+ minutes in my morning ritual.

2) The wonderful friends we are making here.  Both Clint and I have been so lucky to have fantastic co-workers that we can hang out with outside of our jobs.  Better yet, they’ve got great spouses that we get along with too.  Moving to a new place without knowing a soul is scary!  I’m thankful that it’s taken no time at all to meet awesome people and start developing good friendships.  Our Christmas and New Year’s Eve were both spent with our new MD friends and they have been the most memorable in our marriage yet!

3) My friend Jen is coming to visit from WA!  Woohoo!  Can’t wait to see her and show her our new stomping grounds!

What are you thankful for this week?