Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Root, root, root for the Nationals

Last night, a bunch of people from Brad's office got tickets to see the Nationals play. I was very excited to see them for the first time in their new ballpark, even if the weather was unseasonably cold (60 degrees and dropping at game time!). Unfortunately, it was a boring game, as no one scored until the ninth inning and the game ended with an unriviting score of 1-0, Phillies. It was still fun though!

Philly and Milwaukee have sausage races... we have the running of the president's. Washington, Jefferson, TR and Lincoln
With a mega-head start, Washington won last night!
but TR got some good crowd mingling in :)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Newlyweds Julie and Matt!

This past weekend, Brad and I traveled to Cincinnati for the wedding of our friends Julie and Matt. You'll remember that Matt was a groomsman in our wedding and Brad was more than happy to return the honor. They had a beautiful ceremony, followed up by a really fun reception. Congratulations guys!!!!

Brad read the responsorial psalm

Cheesy grins outside the reception in the beautiful evening light

Brad and Julie busting a move on the dance floor

Thursday, May 8, 2008

National Cathedral

Last weekend, Brad and I wandered up to northwest DC to check out the FlowerMart at the National Cathedral. What we found were cool booths with arts, crafts, food and a few flowers. I got some great shots of the very photogenic cathedral that I thought I'd share. The rest of my shots, including the ones from our climb to the top of the bell tower, can be see here:

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Being married means...

doing something nice for the other person, even when you don't want to. This week, Brad is attending training for work out at a hotel out by Dulles airport (ie in the middle of nowhere). This training requires him to stay at the Hilton hotel where his training is, resulting in a mini business trip without really leaving town.

Last night, after a long day of work and a reception I had to attend after work, I drove the 45 minutes out there to meet him for dinner. I was exhausted, but excited too. We had a great dinner at a very random thai place which was recommended by the Washington Post. We never would have gone to the place had it not been for the Wash Po!

After much back and forth, I decided to stay over night at his hotel. It was so nice to crawl in to the big king sized bed with my hubby after spending the night before apart. We were nerdy and not only went to bed early, but I stayed up and watched a documentary on PBS about Bush 41's presidency (hey, it was pretty interesting AND the room had a huge like 40-something inch flat screen HDTV!).

The downside of all this? It took me almost two hours to get to work this morning, instead of my usual 20 minutes :( But it was all worth it to spend the evening with my sweetie, especially since we won't see each other again until Friday.

The moral of the story: being married means sometimes you have to give a little bit more than you feel like and it's almost always well worth it in the end.