Sunday, February 12, 2012

we heart visitors

One of the best parts about living in the DC area is the fact that it's a fairly popular destination for friends from South Carolina. We love seeing familiar faces from the Palmetto State on a fairly regular basis!

This past week, Mary Madison, her husband Drew, and their little girl Lilly were in town to visit Drew's family, who live in the area. His Dad played for the Washington Capitals, the NHL team here, and we got to do dinner at Matchbox in Chinatown before the Caps game Thursday night. As someone who knows very little about hockey, it was fascinating to see how many Caps fans come out for games at the Verizon Center, all wearing their Caps jerseys. The Caps are the best pro sports team the city has got, and it was fun to see how excited people are about the team. Richard and I hope to make it to a game before we leave DC.

Mary Madison was one of my best friends in law school, so it was great to see her and sweet Lilly. Hard to believe she will be in two in July!
Mary Madison, me and Lilly

Richard has been working a ton on the rotation he's currently on, and Saturday was the first day he had off in a couple weeks. We were thrilled to have a normal Saturday- gym, errands, and a fun lunch at Hill Country BBQ with the reigning Miss Easley! Lauren is dating one of Richard's good friends from Spartanburg, and she was in town for CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference. We are so proud of her and her accomplishments and hope to be able to cheer her on in the Miss South Carolina pageant this summer. She would be a wonderful ambassador for the Palmetto State!

The rest of our weekend consisted of dinner at Nando's Peri Peri chicken, where they have the fancy new coke machine that was quite a novelty to me, some early Spring cleaning, a dusting of snow and watching the Grammy's for the Whitney tribute. The anticipation of a full week at work has me already looking forward to the long President's Day weekend!

1 comment:

  1. How nice to have Richard back for a weekend day! It gets so crazy, and it is so nice to slow down and just be together. You look fabulous! :)