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Twilight Kayak Tour down the Potomac River


Take a picture, it’ll last longer!

Last July there was a Groupon for an hour photo shoot anywhere within a 25 mile radius of D.C. from Tomerlin Photography, so I proposed to my siblings that we purchase said Groupon and have a group photo taken (a la the awesome picture below) as a Christmas present for our parents.

Left to right: My parents, my Aunt Sandy (Mom’s step-sister) and her husband Uncle Roger, my Aunt Cheri (Mom’s step-sister) and my Uncle John (Mom’s brother)

One of the pictures from this photo session always hung in my grandmother’s house when we were growing up and we’d always look at it and kind of giggle at how different they all used to look (by the time I was born my mother had chopped all her hair off… and so had my Uncle John, lol).  So I thought it’d be fun to have a picture taken of the six of us so that maybe in another ten years or so our kids can look at us and giggle.

So we purchased the Groupon in July and come September attempted to book a date with the photographer to have our picture in time for Christmas.  Plenty of time, right?  Ha!  Nope!  Turns out the photographer sold some 1,200 of these deals and was booked on the weekends straight through to December!  So our plan was a little thrown off, but we adapted and decided our “Christmas” present, could be a Mother’s Day present and we planned our photo shoot for one morning in April (over six months out at that point).  Well, of course it was freezing that morning!  So while we ran from place to place at the University of Maryland (5 of the 6 of us graduated from Maryland with the 6th one of us graduating from UMBC, so we figured it’d be a fun background for our photo shoot), we were taking our winter coats off, smiling for pictures and quickly putting our winter coats back on!  Fortunately, it didn’t rain on us, and all of the pictures turned out great!

So here’s my favorites, and if you want to check out the rest of our pictures from the photo shoot, just go here!



Maryland Day!

On Saturday, April 30th I went to Maryland Day on campus at the University of Maryland to appreciate all my beautiful alma mater has to offer:

Ack! Where has the time gone?

It’s amazing how fast three weeks can fly by and I can completely forget to blog the whole time!

So much has been keeping me busy – with wedding planning at the top of the list.  I met with the florist a few weeks ago, we set up our registry finally, we sent out our save-the-dates last week, we bought my wedding band, we went to a food tasting, and I’m sure we’ve done other things that I don’t even remember.  I never expected wedding planning to consume my life quite so much!  But we’re already to the less than six month countdown, so I’m sure the time between now and then is really going to fly by.

In other news, I was in Sacramento for a week for work.  Nothing too exciting there.  We did attend the Sacramento Kings v. Orlando Magic basketball game, which was fun.  Attending an NBA game is something I can check off the list now.  There’s really nothing else in Sacramento.

Then last Thursday/Saturday, M. and I went to 6 basketball games at the Verizon Center for the NCAA Tournament.  That was pretty sweet (and something else I can check off the list!).  It would’ve been better had we been a little more invested in any of the teams, but still a good time nonetheless.  The Pitt (1) v. Butler (8) game was by far the best.  Seeing a one-seed upset was awesomeeee (not so much for Pitt, but solid entertainment for us).

Now I’m just waiting for the warm weather to officially roll in, fortunately this winter went by somewhat quickly, but I’m still VERY ready for the warmth to get here for good.  Then it will be photo-outing time!  I can’t wait! 🙂

Mount Vernon, here I come!

Just bought myself the Mount Vernon LivingSocial deal today. Just one ticket for me. Flying solo. Don’t get me wrong, I love hanging out with my peeps, but sometimes it’s nice to just go do something by myself. I’m especially excited because being alone ALSO means no one can rush me along when all I want to do is take eight pictures of the same tree from eight different angles. And no one can slow me down when I want to zip through whatever might not be of interest to me. Yay for my own agenda! I even marked it on the calendar what day I’m planning on using my Mount Vernon ticket. That’s right, I have a date with myself and I can’t wait!

I heart My Milk Toof

If you don’t know Ickle and Lardee, go here & meet them:

The Many Faces of Rotor

Rotor, man’s best friend
Rotor, study buddy
Rotor, the pillow
Rotor, foot warmer
Rotor, yoga kitty

Rotor, not a morning kitty