Okay...back to hard moments to put into words (because of their amazingness)...
Last Friday, I flew to DC to visit Ryan. I was so excited/nervous/anxious and a 4AM airport pick up time didn't help the anxiety!
Friday: Ryan's Aunt Val picked me up at the airport and we headed to National Harbor. It was a great distraction waiting for Ryan to get back from class to get to know my new aunt-in-law (is that a thing?)! National Harbor was gorgeous. Every couple of minutes I kept remembering, I could go here all the time soon! It is WEIRD to be on a vacation to a place you will soon be moving too. See, hard to describe and I definitely do not sound like a word smith. We met Ryan at the Gaylord Hotel (hello, gorgeous) and we ate at a great Mexican restaurant. We were laughing with his aunt the whole time and it felt like the past month apart never happened, we picked up right where we left off.
Red Velvet Cupcakery, which were delicious! We walked our cupcakes down half the length of the National Mall...Ryan was not happy with my request to walk the whole thing!
Founding Farmers. It was as amazing as the recommendations we had received. We started with a pot of fresh kettlecorn and a skillet of corn bread...be jealous. We then had amazing entrées and for once all weekend...passed on dessert.
Faccia Luna was amazing...I had pasta pillows...it had to be delicious!
We spent the walk back to the car talking about buying a house in this neighborhood and where we would live and when we got home we participated in our favorite coping mechanism for sadness...parks and rec marathon.
Sunday was the perfect way to end a perfect weekend. If this snapshot is even a fraction of how happy our marriage will be, I know that I am the luckiest girl.
If you read all of this, I hope you don't feel like you were just reading a boring diary entry! This was so much longer than I had anticipated! I hope that all your thinking is, I am totally visiting Meg and Ryan after the New Year!