Sunday, September 30, 2012

Weekend Wrap-up

How was your weekend? I took off on Friday and enjoyed an extra long weekend - yes! Last week was super busy for me, so I slept in on Friday morning and took it easy all day. My mom and I went to a big flea market on Saturday. It was great to spend the day outside chatting with my mom. We each came home with some new goodies and bags of gourds for Fall decorating.

Dave and I headed over to Valley Forge Park this morning for some fresh air and early leaf peeping. We hiked along the paved path for about two hours with occasional breaks for snapping pictures. I'm taking a photography class, so I've got to practice (my instructor showed me some of the different aspect settings on my camera, so I shot most of my pictures in this square format. Kind of cool, right?).

Darker clouds started to roll in as we neared the end of our hike and we made it back to our car just as the rain began to fall!

I hope you enjoyed the weekend and here's to a great week ahead!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Happy Autumn!

Today is the first day of Autumn! Here's to cool nights, apple picking, hikes, cider donuts, pumpkin patches, and jumping in giant piles of leaves. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

D.C. Weekend Getaway Recap

Now that September has arrived, I find myself clinging to all things summer. I'm enjoying dinner and wine on the balcony, long walks around the neighborhood in shorts and flip-flops, and hot, sticky days more than I have all summer because I know they will be gone before I know it.

So, I thought this would be a great time to recap a little trip Dave and I took to D.C. in early August. I blogged about our fabulous hotel already - it was as lovely as ever. After we checked in on Friday evening, we strolled over to our friends Bekah and Nate's house for drinks. Bekah and Nate live in a sweet, cozy garden apartment that was the perfect place for catching up. Later, they took us up to their roof to show us the D.C. skyline at night.

On Saturday, Dave and I ate a leisurely breakfast near our hotel and then headed over to the Newseum. We spent the afternoon wandering around the museum before heading up to the roof (are you sensing a theme?) for some fresh air. The view was great up there and it felt like a little bonus to the exhibits.

Dave is such a trooper - he very patiently let me take
several pictures of him throughout the weekend.

We worked up an appetite in the Newseum, so we headed over to Oyamel for tacos and limeade. 

Later that day, we met up with Bekah and Nate in Alexandria for a bit of window shopping and dinner. Alexandria is lovely and you will have to visit for yourself to get a feel for the town because I forgot to take pictures - bummer.

On Sunday, we drove over to Arlington for brunch with our friends Andy and Danielle. Danielle made us delicious omelets and mimosas which fortified us for our drive home.

I feel so fortunate to make this trip every summer and we always have a great time. I hope you enjoyed reliving a bit of summer fun with me. :)