Monday, April 28, 2008

Almost Famous?

I'm not sure how many of you know about an awesome travel resource called Schmap. This site offers cool suggestions of fun things to do in a variety of cities around the globe. I am proud to say that one of my photos was included in their latestest East Coast edition. They dug up an old photo of Camden Yards I took off my Flickr page and it's featured in their Baltimore section! A screen shot is below (click on it to view it better), along with the original shot. Could this be the first step toward photographic stardom? :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Six Months

So, apparently I'm a bad wife. After checking out numerous blogs, it appears almost a requirement that if you're a "newlywed" (I use that term loosely now!) that you're supposed to brag on your six month anniversary. Ours was last Sunday. Opps! So, just imagine I'm posting this on Sunday :)

Six months ago, Brad and I became husband and wife. It was such a great, happy day for both of us. We're not much on celebrating random anniversary's, but Brad still treated me right for this one. Saturday night after 5:00pm Mass, we went to Il Porto, our favorite restaurant in Old Town for a fantastic dinner (same restaurant where we had our rehearsal dinner!). Since we're frequent diners here, we've gotten to know the manager pretty well and were greeted warmly, as always. We had a great meal - salad, pasta, even dessert and coffee! Afterward, we headed home and watched "Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark" - obviously a very romantic movie! We're plowing our way through all three old Indiana Jones movies before the new one comes out this summer :)

Sunday morning we were able to relax a little, since we had gone to church the night. We met our friends Gena and Mike for lunch, since they were in town for the weekend. They're getting married in June. Gena was my maid of honor and I'm a bridesmaid in her wedding, which I'm very excited about. She and Mike are a great couple. After lunch, Brad and I took a good ol' fashioned nap, which was fantastic. One of those really good quality naps where you fall deep asleep and wake up an hour later totally refreshed. Sunday night, Brad made me a fantastic dinner. I should have taken a picture, it was so good. Baked chicken marinated in Italian dressing, broccoli with some melted cheese on top (Brad HATES broccoli, but knows it's my favorite... now that's love) and some bowtie pasta. Oh yeah, and Yellow Tail Cabernet-Shiraz, which I promptly finished with last night's dinner. It was just great. Afterward, we just hung out, watched some baseball on TV, prayed the Rosary and headed to bed.

So happy (belated now) anniversary honey! I'm so happy to be your wife!! :)

Monday, April 21, 2008

It's official...

As far as the Social Security Administration, DMV, my bank, credit card companies, and car insurance are concerned I am officially Mrs. Saull as of Friday afternoon... some art to follow later today. A little scary if I must say...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass in D.C.!

Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass at the Washington National's new ballpark this morning. I'm sure many of you watched it on TV, as I did. However, my boss and one of my coworkers got to go to the Mass (we pulled straws to go, and I lost!). I thought I'd share some of their pictures.
Nationals Park, ready for the Mass

Bishops enter

Republican Leader Boehner and Speaker Pelosi chat it up before the start of the Mass (Catholicism apparently breeds bipartisanship!)

the Popemobile makes its rounds

Pope Benedict enters the stadium to celebrate Mass

my boss, Congressman Sullivan, after the Mass

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Welcome to D.C. Pope Benedict!

Unfortunately Brad and I won't get to see him in person, but everyone is very excited he's here!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy Birthday to Brad!

I hope I can speak on behalf of my hubby and say that he had a great birthday! After work, we headed up to DuPont Circle, where we had 8pm dinner reservations at Al Tiramisu. Before dinner, we walked around a little, stopped by the Starbucks we went to on our first date and browsed through Books-A-Million. After a great dinner, we headed home for presents and cake! Happy Birthday sweetie - I had a great evening with you!

the birthday boy enjoying a beautiful spring DC evening
it's time for presents! it's time for presents!
Happy Birthday!

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Last weekend, my awesome husband took me away for a mini-vaca to Hershey, Pennsylvania. I'm still sorting though all my pictures, but I thought I'd give you a sneak peak :)