Thursday, June 19, 2014

March and April Events 2014

March brought lots of fun activities. I was able to go down to Ryan and Krista's and give her Mom some help throwing Krista's baby shower. Lots of girls from work came and we had a blast :)
 I also took a quick trip down to Hickory, NC over conference weekend to spend some time with Eric, Kayla, and Lexi. Kayla would kill me if I posted any of the pics I got with her in them (they weren't the best angles) so Lexi will have to suffice!
 The cherry blossoms did eventually come this year, and I was able to visit them twice.
 I went down with a very prego Krista (thanks for walking friend!) and Kelly. Perfect day to be outside.
 Buildings look so majestic when surrounded by beautiful blossoms!

 I was able to go down another day with my friend, Maurie. Had some much fun with all my girls wandering around the Tidal Basin.
And once the cherry blossoms passed, it was time for me to make my semi-annual pilgrimage to Utah...

Lydia's visit to DC

Lyd came to visit me in DC! Granted she was on her way to visit Joey in NYC, but I'm glad she stopped for a few days all the same :)
 We had fun seeing different museums and monuments, but I think our favorite was the Botanical Gardens. They were having orchid week and the blossoms were beautiful.
 Gorgeous! So wish I had a green house to grow lots of pretty flowers and plants :)
We ate at a random Italian place before wandering down to see the monuments at night. We walked our feet off, but had a great time doing it! So glad my sissy came to see me!

January Adventures 2014

January brought a trip to Disney World!! I went with Dawsha and we were joined a few days in by her friend, Allison. It was a party and a half. On our first day, Dawsha and I ventured outside the Disney realm and found ourselves at Hogwarts.
 Spending a day in the life of Harry Potter was a dream come true. Butterbeer, Honeydukes, broomsticks, and dragons. My life is complete :)
 We spent the next week exploring Disney worlds' several parks. We saw shows, rode lots of rides, and ate way too much. Perfect vacation :)
 Our Thunder Mtn ride decided we need a few minutes break along our climb to the top. So we whipped out the cameras for a few maybe not quite sanctioned photo ops.
 On the dinosaur ride. Look close. See no evil, hear no evil, speak on evil. 
 Mickey and Minnie moment :)
 We rode Everest a bunch of times- 3 in a row that morning in the freezing cold. Awesome!
 A little cold, wet, and wind couldn't stop us from having a wonderful adventure. Here's looking forward to the next trip!!
 January was freezing in MD too. So Aubrey and I embraced that and went ice skating outside!
We also got epic amounts of snow for the area and so I made a snow angel. So glad I had a Rav4 to drive in that craziness! Next up, Lydia's visit to DC.