Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy Wedding Shower, Molly!

I am so behind on the blogging! Just as soon as I talked about putting down roots here, we took a weekend trip to South Carolina the first weekend in March for Richard and Suzanne's cousin Molly's lingerie shower. Molly and Suzanne and Richard and Al were close growing up, so it's been fun to celebrate in Molly and Josh's engagement. The shower was at Al and Jennifer's beautiful home, and it was great to catch up with Spartanburg family and friends. Can't wait for the April wedding!

posing with two pretty girls, Suzanne and Molly

all the girl "cousins," minus Elizabeth- such a fun group of McAbee, Clark and Webb women!

with Richard and Jeff out in Spartanburg, possible now that Jeff is 21

On Sunday, we got our fill of Southern cooking at Wade's, our favorite Sunday lunch spot. I do miss Wade's! And everyone we see there on Sundays.

sweet tea and yeast rolls

Richard's mom and dad enjoying the birthday song that was sung to all three of us- our birthdays are within 3 weeks of one another

just happy to be home, at least for a little while

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

putting down roots

Being busy at work and working long days has made me really appreciate weekends, especially when we don't have too much to do! We were going back and forth to South Carolina almost every three weeks this past fall, so staying around DC is a bit of a change. We have not been back to South Carolina since Christmas, so we've really had a chance to enjoy our house and friends here and the art of relaxation. We've strolled to our local Farmers Market, remarked on the number of Christmas decorations still up in our neighborhood (lights, wreaths, mini-trees etc.- seriously folks, it's been two months!), hosted a small Oscars gathering, played some mini-golf and skee-ball at the H Street Country Club, enjoyed dinner and a movie with friends we wish we saw more of, gave our house a thorough spring cleaning and cooked a few dinners.

I was always on the go when I lived in Columbia and rarely spent two weekends in a row there, so it's been great to spend some consecutive time in the same location and to establish a little routine, and it's even served to make me a little less homesick. I feel more connected to the community we are in and am looking forward to welcoming spring to our little neck of the woods!
our Farmers Market, a little less crowded in colder months

intently playing skee-ball

posing with Jon and Amy on the mini-golf course

cute, funny movie- would recommend it for non-thinking entertainment!