7QT: DC, Bull Durham, and New Recipes

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hey pals! Linking up today with Kelly for 7QT--finally! It's been a while.  Prepping for this post has really helped me focus on so many highlights of the past week.

1. Ryan and I have been able to fit in quite a few fun DC activities this past week considering we have both been back to working full time.  I am trying to take full advantage of his free time before his semester starts after MLK day!  We walked around the National Mall on NYE day and made a mental list of the top places we really wanted to go back to explore.  On Tuesday, we had dinner with one of my cousins in Georgetown because he had a residency interview that next morning on campus.  Many people had told me I would love the Georgetown area and they were right!  If only I could afford to shop in that neighborhood :)  While killing time before the dinner, we stumbled upon Georgetown Cupcake!  I have wanted to go, but also didn't know if the line wasn't necessarily worth it--apparently there are "better" cupcakes in the area.  However, they were delicious and there was NO line! So that was awesome.
I definitely need to go back to try more flavors!
Nothing beats quality cousin time--here's hoping his residency and wherever we live next year match up!
2. I also watched Ryan's favorite movie with him for the first time this week.  Bull Durham.  And while the racy scenes were a little much, it was such a good movie.  I actually couldn't sleep that night because I was so excited about it!

3.  When I started the draft for this post, I had big expectations that tonight would be my new recipe night for the week.  However, I was feeling L A Z Y and we decided to go to Chipotle (thank you Christmas gift cards) before hitting up the grocery store (we are wild on Friday nights). So, I will finally be making the Chicken Teriyaki recipe (thank you Pinterest) on Sunday night! 

4. Wedding Planning.  I am ANXIOUSLY and impatiently awaiting the rest of our engagement photos which are supposed to be finished by Sunday.  I seriously can't wait.  I also was finally in touch with a florist today and we have finished our wedding registry!!  Ryan and I were in Bed, Bath, and Beyond for three hours straight so I did the Macy's and other odds and ends from Amazon on my own online (and that's why it's only fiesta ware and kate spade stuff). 

5. Ryan deserves a shout out today!  First, he got a phone call from his boss today (who is also his professor) to tell him that he got the highest grade in the class on one of his hardest finals.  Grades aren't due for a week and he has been so stressed--I am so proud of him!  He also has been such a champ since I've gotten here about my happiness and doing anything to make the move easier.  Yesterday, I had had a hard day at work and may or may not have cried about missing Milwaukee (for the record, I thought it would have happened sooner--and even though I miss the memories and the friends, I wouldn't trade it to be there without him again) and he stopped doing what he was doing and asked me exactly what I needed.  That's how we ended up spending our evening at Dickey's BBQ and Target :)  I am a lucky girl and I really appreciate how he always puts my needs and happiness first.  I really try to be intentional each day in living to make his life easier, too, but neither of us are perfect and we don't always get it right.  But, even more than normal, I have been feeling extra lucky lately!
Ryan in his element--he would kill me if he saw this!
6. Tomorrow we are going to see the new Star Wars movie at the National Air and Space Museum IMAX...and even though I don't really want to see the movie, that sounds like the best way to watch it.  We are then going to a restaurant that his aunt's got us a gift card to located right by the White House--apparently it is the top grossing restaurant in the country!  So that should be an awesome adventure...and who knows, maybe an important politician will be there that I will 99% for sure not recognize. 

7. Lastly, I am officially on the hunt for the right parish for me in DC.  My friend that I had brunch with last week recommended a few, but also told me that a lot of them in the area don't have music which is an important part for me in finding the right fit...if you have any recommendations I would love to hear them!  Hopefully, this Sunday I have luck!

I feel like I have hit a total lull in terms of blogging.  I have lost my stride...but I am working my way back! Even though my readers are made up of all family members, I really enjoy the blogging experience and have no plans of stopping even if that means said family members have to read less entertaining posts every once in a while...I guess I need another woman empowerment toilet to fix!

Love and adventures!

Megan

7 comments:

  1. My SIL Bridget and her Husband moved to DC in september (she blogs at brokebutbougie.com if you want to check her out/make friends) and she said they really love St Matthews, but asked what area you are in because something close might be nice (they are near Georgetown, where her hub is going for his Masters) anyway shes awesome and you'd totally be friends (im sure!) so let this be a somewhat introduction?
    Also i have been meaning to tell you that you inspired me to get Tenzi for my brothers christmas present and its such a fun game!! I need to get it for myself now too!

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  2. My SIL Bridget and her Husband moved to DC in september (she blogs at brokebutbougie.com if you want to check her out/make friends) and she said they really love St Matthews, but asked what area you are in because something close might be nice (they are near Georgetown, where her hub is going for his Masters) anyway shes awesome and you'd totally be friends (im sure!) so let this be a somewhat introduction?
    Also i have been meaning to tell you that you inspired me to get Tenzi for my brothers christmas present and its such a fun game!! I need to get it for myself now too!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment! Such a small world, yesterday Ryan and I were wandering around downtown DC and we stumbled upon the coffee/gelato shop that your SIL works at! So we went in and I awkwardly introduced myself :) And now I have a few churches to check out so seriously, thank you so much!

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    2. You are so welcome!!! I am glad you ended up meeting her right away! She said you are super nice, dont think she is creeped out at all!

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    3. You are so welcome!!! I am glad you ended up meeting her right away! She said you are super nice, dont think she is creeped out at all!

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  3. My husband keeps trying to get us to go to the new Star Wars which I also have zero interest in because I haven't seen any of the old ones...oops! :) Good luck parish hunting. I have a legit fear of moving anywhere, ever, because I love our parish here SO much!

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    1. I didn't want to see it at all! But, since it was at the National Air and Space Museum I felt like I couldn't pass it up. Honestly, there was so much story building that I actually loved it. So, I recommend it--even for a non-fan! And I felt the same way about my church in Milwaukee so hopefully I have some luck next Sunday!

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