Wednesday, April 18, 2012

31 Years


Scott and me at a wedding the weekend before my birthday

I turned 31 last week. It's very cliched, but I really don't feel like I'm in my thirties, much less a year into my thirties. It all goes by so fast. Especially since this last year has been a year of extreme highs (getting married to my best friend!) and lows (losing the baby in February). I know that God has a plan for me and I look forward to discovering what that is. I'm so excited for the future!

Heather, Jeff, Bethany, Rob, Shar, Chris, and me

Eric and Scott

Last year, Scott and I rented a limo with 12 of our closest friends and toured three vineyards. It was a blast! Our friend, Shar, has amazing connections in northern Virginia and through these we were able to get a great deal on a limo this year. We only visited two vineyards this time but it was nice because we could spend a little more time at each instead of rushing off to the next vineyard. I think we'll make this a tradition :-)

Rachel, Heather, Jeff, Bethany, Rob, Shar, and Chris

Me and Scott - sleepy after the wine tasting ;-)

Special thanks to the people who came out to celebrate my birthday: Scott, Sharmane, Chris, Paul, Roz, Eric, Ruth, Adam, Jeff, Heather, Bethany, Rob, and Rachel... It was awesome and made even more enjoyable by having everyone together!

Everyone hanging in our backyard - we even had bocce ball!

After the vineyard tour we came back to our house for dinner and pasta with another group of our friends. It was so nice having everyone at our place. I even got my favorite cake - Costco birthday cake, lol!

31!

The pictures were taken by Scott's dad, Paul. I didn't take any so thank you for sending them over!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hillwood Museum

A while back Scott and I visiting the Hillwood Museum & Gardens in DC with his parents. I think I had a Groupon that was expiring so we had to use it that weekend. I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful everything was. There was so much history and so many beautiful pieces of art. It was spectacular and we really enjoyed our time there. I got some pictures this morning from Scott's dad.

Beautiful table setting
Chalice
So much detail - literally encrusted in gems
Hollywood picture under the mistletoe!

If you're visiting DC in the future and have a free afternoon, I definitely recommend going there. It's relatively inexpensive and definitely worth the trip. Check out their website: http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/