one of our first dates before we were even "official" was at an indians baseball game. that was almost 5 years ago! last night when we returned to progressive field for the bosox game, i realized how many memories we've shared watching baseball.
1. pictures from our st. patty's celebration with my brother dan and victoria, his girlfriend. we had dinner at the academy tavern. love that place.
2. i finally got a bike and i'm itching to get on the road. i've been practicing on kyle's trainer clipping and un-clipping my cleats. now all i need are some padded shorts. :D in other news, kyle's old car, which i inherited when we bought our "new" car a few months ago, died, and so it will be convenient to get back and forth from work on my bike.
3. we went for a ride last night (to get kitty litter) and ended up stopping at sonic for ice cream. i've only been to sonic once a couple of years ago, and thank goodness it isn't too close to where we live or that could get dangerous.
4. i made these bow tie cookies for a baby shower last week. the mama-to-be and i are in thursday night community group together. looking forward to baby joey's arrival!
our weekend visit with r in DC was a success! i hadn't been to the city since a trip in high school, which was like 6 years ago(?) so it was fun to go back and explore on our own and without an itinerary. since the city has so many landmarks and is full of history we made a point of doing the touristy things. i think this time i had a much greater appreciation for things than i had on my three previous trips.
coffee and donuts on friday morning
we left friday morning and arrived late that night (later than planned due to dead iphones and lack of directions)and met up with r and had a late dinner at a thai place that was near our hotel. afterward we grabbed a drink and hung out at lost society.
there was a cafe next to where we had dinner called "luna". we found out saturday morning there is more than one luna restaurant in DC when we tried meeting up for breakfast.
museum of natural history
saturday morning we grabbed brunch before heading to the national mall and the smithsonian museums. we made a stop at the national museum of american history, national air and space museum, and museum of natural history. we ran out of time and weren't able to make it the newseum, which we had on our list (maybe next time).
these girls love their ice cream
saturday night we took a cab to georgetown and had dinner at an italian restaurant. i was pretty excited to find a paper source in georgetown, and maybe it's lame of me (just a little) but i had kyle snap a photo of me by their storefront.
both georgetown cupcakes and sprinkles were closed by the time we got there so we grabbed ice cream at ben & jerry's instead.
sunday morning we grabbed brunch and checked out of our hotel. boo. on our way out of the city we stopped at the embassy of oman, since that's our last name (and has nothing to do with kyle's ethnicity,in case you were wondering). before heading back home we also drove by the national cathedral and walked through arlington cemetery.
that about sums up our weekend. i wish we would have been able to stay longer, but i guess that means we'll just have to plan another trip. have you been to DC recently, do you have any recommendations?
husband and i had a pretty low key valentine's this year. we exchanged cards and modest gifts and ordered szechuan chicken and lo mein for dinner. i also painted my nails in purple and red and decorated cut outs (this cookie recipe may be a winner & i used the alton brown recipe for royal icing) and i baked peanut blossoms with heart shaped chocolates.