Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sailing: Part 2

I'm back with some more pictures from our sailing trip! Enjoy!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Wine Festival

Hey, friends & family!

Hope you all had a great weekend. Evan and I went to a great wine tasting yesterday - I blogged about it over on Ice Cream & Wine. Feel free to check it out - there's a lot of pictures! 

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sailing Trip - Part I

Ok, so I realize this post is long overdue, but I'm finally getting around to updating this blog! I do apologize for such sporadic posting. Our lives really aren't that exciting right now - Evan's just plugging away at the FDA, and I'm searching for a job in California. By the way, we move in 5 weeks. FIVE WEEKS! It's crazy to think about...

But the purpose of this post is to share some photos from our sailing trip back in May. We flew down to The Bahamas and met up with Chris, Lauren and their old friend, Frank. It was an amazing experience - one that we'll never forget!

Evan is snorkeling!

Ok, I'll share more in a few days! Hope you all enjoy your weekend!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Our New Apartment

Hey, family and friends! I apologize for the lack of posting on here! We're all settled into our new apartment, and we're really enjoying it so far. Evan started his internship with the FDA last week and is really liking it. I feel like I'm up to my neck in cover letters and resumes, as I've been hitting the job hunt rather hard lately. I'm looking for jobs out in California, and we all know how great the job market is out there! So if you have a chance, I'd appreciate any thoughts and prayers for patience and encouragement throughout this process.

In other news, we celebrated our 1 year anniversary last Sunday! It's hard to believe that it's been a year since our special day. So much has happened in the past 12 months - we have much to be thankful for! We were able to head up to New York for a wedding at West Point Academy last weekend, so it was a great way to celebrate. 

Here are some pictures of our apartment - right before we moved in. I'll be sure to take some more now that our stuff is here. Hope you are doing well!

[our tiny kitchen]


[view from balcony]

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rain, rain go away....

It is gloomy and rainy here in Baltimore today. Ew. I really shouldn't complain as it was absolutely gorgeous all last week!

It's so hard to believe that Evan and I move in about 2 1/2 weeks. We're excited to get down to Silver Spring and enjoy living in a D.C. suburb!

Much to do before that move happens though. On Monday, Evan and I will be flying down to The Bahamas - yay! We'll be sailing with our friends, Chris & Lauren (see other blog posts about them here, here, here, here, here - we sure do have fun with them!). We are looking forward to seeing some clear water, soaking in the sun, and spending time with Chris and Lauren! We don't know when we'll see them next, as Lauren is in vet school at UF and Chris got accepted to medical school at Wake Forest. We have a feeling that we'll always keep in touch, though!

When we get back, Evan's parents and younger sister will be visiting for Evan's graduation. They haven't been to Baltimore yet, so we're excited to show them around! It shall be fun! :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

I am so blessed...

Look who spent Easter with me!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Happy Belated Easter!

First of all, my apologies - I've been MIA. But hey! I'm back! :)

We had such a great time with my parents over Easter weekend. We went out to eat at a wonderful place (next door to where I work) called Abbey Burger Bistro. They have regular menu options or you can make your own burger concoction by filling out a checklist of goodies that you want (peanut butter is even an option!). We all made custom orders and really enjoyed them! I had a wonderful turkey burger with blue cheese, bacon, jalapenos and spicy creme fraiche. YUM.

We went to down Annapolis on that Saturday. My parents were very excited to see the Naval Academy - very cool! We enjoyed coffee and ice cream too - a perfect afternoon! Easter dinner was amazing on Sunday - spiral sliced ham, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, parmesan biscuits, lime-scented strawberry mango salad and blackberry jam cake. I was in heaven! Don't worry, I'll be updated those recipes on Ice Cream & Wine very soon. All in all, the weekend was a blast, and we loved seeing my parents!

We're still truckin' along here in Baltimore. I can't believe that we only have a month and half left. We'll be moving down to the northern part of D.C. for the summer at the beginning of June. Evan has an internship with the FDA for the summer. Although it's only like 30 miles from Baltimore, the commute would be AWFUL with traffic, so we decided to move down there for a few months. In September we will then move from D.C. to California....I guess we just like to move!
Other than that, we've been up to the same old stuff. We're definitely enjoying this Spring got up to 94 degrees last week! It's cooler this week - actual Spring weather, which is nice! Hope you're doing well and everything is going great!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy Spring! (& Some Exciting News!)

So I'm a little late, seeing that the first day of Spring was a few days ago - but still: Happy Spring! The weather seems to changing with the season. We've had some rainy days and some sunny days. I'm afraid I'll jinx it if I say that winter just might really be over! :)

We had a wonderful time down in Florida. Our first night was spent camping - we enjoyed waking up to the sunrise on the Atlantic shore. Later that day, we drove across the state and did some boating on the Gulf of Mexico and watched the sunset - an absolutely amazing day.

Another highlight of the trip includes...WALT DISNEY WORLD! That's right - we went to Disney! Chris has a friend that actually works on the business-side of Disney and was able to hook us up with free day passes to all the parks. Oh. My. Goodness. It was so much fun! Evan had never been there before, so I really enjoyed being the professional tour guide and showing him all neat stuff and rides. Fun moments from Disney include: Tower of Terror, Indiana Jones Stunt Show, bratwursts and sauerkraut from Germany & pastries from France (at Epcot), Space Mountain, and the monorail. :)

We've spent the week adjusting to real life - vacation was just so relaxing! Evan is actually down in North Carolina right now for a business plan competition. He'll leave from there and go straight to California on Sunday. He's going to be visiting Stanford - I'm so jealous that he'll be in Palo Alto without me. Which leads me to my next topic:

Evan was accepted to Stanford for graduate school, and we decided this week that we'll be moving to Palo Alto, CA! Holy cow - we're moving across the entire country! We feel so blessed about this opportunity and are excited to get to sunny California.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


We're leaving for Florida later this afternoon, and we're so darn excited! Rumor has it that we'll be camping out on the beach tonight. Needless to say, Evan has been looking forward to that! I'll be sure to take many, MANY pictures. 

We're counting down the days until our trip to Nebraska. We've been missing our family and friends like crazy - it will be so nice to see everyone!

Sorry for the short post - trying to wrap things up at work before our flight. Hope you're all having a wonderful week!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another Year Older!

Yes, yes - today is my 23rd birthday. Holy moly! I can't even believe it. It's been a great birthday so far - and it's only 11:30! My boss actually has jury duty today, so technically I don't have to be at work. I'm here right now and will be here for a few hours - just to get some stuff done, so I'll feel somewhat productive today! I made some yummy oatmeal chocolate chip muffins last night, so I could wake up and enjoy a delicious breakfast on my birthday (I think Evan enjoyed them also!). Tonight Evan and I are going out to eat at The Capital Grille - a fancy shmancy restaurant by the harbor...we're really excited! I have half of my birthday dessert made - it's a peanut butter cream brownie torte - the brownie part is done, and I'll finish the rest of it this afternoon. So let's recap: oatmeal chocolate chip muffins for breakfast, a delicious dinner, and a decadent dessert. Yes, I'm clearly obsessed with food. One of my favorite (don't worry: I love EVERYTHING I've received so far!) gifts came from my sister. A vintage apron - it's so darn adorable. I'll be sure to take a picture wearing it - you'll agree!

Some other exciting news...I attended a Food Network taping on Tuesday. It was a "special show" featuring a neighborhood pie shop owner and his rock band. Well, well, well. I just wasn't buying this whole "special" idea. I KNEW (ok, the owner told me!) that it would more than likely turn into a throwdown with Bobby Flay....AND IT WAS! Oh me, oh my. I was at a throwdown. When Bobby came running out, I got chills. He was 2 feet from me!! I honestly can't put into words the emotions I was feeling. I watch the Food Network 24/7 - Evan can attest to this. I'm completely obsessed, and this was honestly a dream come true! "Throwdown with Bobby Flay" is on Wednesday nights at 9:00 (8:00 central) on FN. I'm not for sure when this episode will air, but if I find out, I'll be sure to let you all know!

And just when you thought I was done with exciting news: Evan and I leave for a little vacation on Tuesday. We're heading down to Florida to stay with a very close "couple friend" of ours. I've mentioned them on the blog before - Chris is in Evan's program, and his wife, Lauren, is in vet school down in Florida. They just bought a house down there a few months ago, so we're excited to see it and spend time with them!

Hope you're all having a lovely week!