April Showers and Flowers

What a month and it’s not even halfway over! Mike spent the first weekend of April in Austin for his brother John’s bachelor party (I have no photographic evidence, sorry). And I spent the weekend sick in bed with the flu, which has now morphed into a horrible cold (and probably a sinus infection). Despite that, we went to Washington, D.C., last week. Mike had a conference and I decided to tag along since we have so many friends and family down there. Plus, it’s usually warmer in D.C. than Boston.

IMG_6233Today is Michael’s birthday and so I must wish him the very happiest and best of days!IMG_6237He was kind enough to pick me up from the airport on Thursday and we drove straight to the Tidal Basin. It wasn’t all that nice out, but we still had a lovely walk around seeing the cherry blossoms, Jefferson Memorial, MLK Memorial and FDR Memorial.¬†IMG_6246And taking some silly photos! That night I met up with my future sister-in-law Priya for a great dinner of mediterranean small plates. Yum.IMG_6251On Friday I went running on the Mt. Vernon Trail, which I love, and Mike went off to his conference. I spent some time at the Botanic Garden, one of my favorite D.C. stops, hit up the National Gallery and the Newseum. Mike gave his talk and it went really well!IMG_6263That night it finally got warmer out and we met up with a friend from college for dinner at a delicious Ethiopian restaurant and drinks¬†at a local brewery. It was so fun to catch up and see his fun neighborhood.IMG_6265After another quick run on Saturday morning I went to my old stomping grounds in Georgetown. It was a beautiful day!IMG_6272I had so much fun walking M Street, the canal, the waterfront and the neighborhood seeing my old haunts and exploring new stuff.IMG_6277That night we got all dressed up for a gala at the Newseum. We got to enjoy drinks and conversation on the beautiful deck overlooking the monuments.IMG_6278It was so beautiful out and such a nice way to spend a spring evening.IMG_6279D.C. sure is easy on the eyes.IMG_6280I’m so glad I got to attend the Society of News Design Awards Gala because Upstatement won a Gold Medal (very prestigious) for its redesign of the Harvard Law Review website!IMG_6281Here’s Mike and Keri (one of Upstatement’s employees) with the award! So, so, so proud.IMG_6284I had such fun walking around Georgetown that I brought Mike back the next day and showed him the sights. We had a lovely time and were so very happy to be outside!IMG_6290We got lunch at a canalside restaurant and got our first ice cream cone of the season.IMG_6293It was a wonderful weekend away but now we’re happy to be home because it’s actually not horribly cold in Boston anymore!#somsnow 04132015 side 2Yes, it’s true, the snow in our yard has melted! Finally, the #somsnow15 contest and our terrible winter is over. Bring on spring!

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