Where does the time go? Feels like just yesterday that we packed up our Uhaul and moved from Miami to D.C. so Mark could go back to school. It takes a lot of courage to make such a big change and leave a life so comfortable. I never had a doubt about joining him on this adventure. If he was going, I was going too. I look back at the past nearly two years and feel so proud of all that he has accomplished. Change can be a very scary thing. Resigning from a great job, signing an apartment lease in a new city sight unseen, leaving our best friends and family behind. Tough decisions were made. But in the end I wouldn't change a thing. This has been an incredible journey and I'm so excited for what's coming next.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Hundreds of thousands of people each year travel to Washington, D.C. to see the beautiful cherry blossoms. It's a total gamble because you never really know for sure when they will hit their peak. Lucky for us, the National Mall is just over a mile away from our apartment so I traveled by foot (with Rusty) to catch a glimpse of the blooms. With all the tourists, it was hard capturing great shots without someone's head or arm in the frame! But I managed to snap a few I'm happy with.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Last week we saw The Lumineers play an incredible sold-out show at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. I have to say my favorite moment was when the band left the stage and set-up shop right in front of us to play "Ho Hey." I would have captured video but lead singer Wesley Schultz had a strict no cell phone recording policy that I wasn't about to break. Second favorite moment was when they played this new untitled duet. Warning, this song is really catchy! The band will be back in the D.C. area July 26th to play at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Buy tickets soon before they sell out!
Monday, January 14, 2013
Over the holidays we planned a last minute trip to No Name Key and Key West - and it was probably one of our better travel decisions. I was looking through my pictures today and realized I never put these up on LLS. I'm so happy we stayed in Florida and found a way to put our precious vacation days to good use. First stop: The Caribbean Club to sit out on the dock, take in the scenery and enjoy an ice cold beer.
Instead of rushing straight to Key West, we stayed at a family friend's house on No Name Key for two nights. It was so peaceful and a great way to disconnect. We went kayaking, fishing and spent time at the famous No Name Pub. Order the pizza!
Despite it being "the season," we were able to snag a room for two nights at The Weather Station Inn in Key West. Special thanks to the Innkeepers Association for coming through for us. I would totally recommend this B&B if you want to be close to all the action, yet still feel secluded in a rather romantic setting. We will definitely be back!
We did Key West right. Walked around Mallory Square to watch the sunset and get a glimpse of the characters and their daredevil acts, bloody's and brunch at Blue Heaven and live music at the Green Parrot, the best dive bar on the key. Let's also not forget fruity drinks poolside at Dante's and a stop by Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden to meet Peaches the parakeet.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
For months (maybe longer), Mark has been telling me that he wants to buy me new eyeglasses from this site called Warby Parker. He's clearly not happy with my current frames, and I really can't blame him. Then yesterday, one of the founder's and CEO of Warby Parker was in D.C. and after Mark heard him speak at Georgetown, I think he developed a tiny man crush. Once again, can't blame him.
So last night we headed out to their Class Trip event, loaded a custom-designed bright yellow school bus and I got to finally try on these infamous frames. Happy to report that I drank the kool-aid. The price is right - just $95 including lenses, and for every pair sold, they donate a pair to someone in need. (Think Tom's but for eyeglasses.) And if you're one of those people (me) who can't shop online because you're nervous about the fit, they offer a program where they ship you (for free) five pairs of glasses to try on so you can be sure about your selection. Now I feel like Mark...totally going googly eyed over this company.