Monday, September 12, 2016


:: Weekends ::

Our weekend whirled by at lightning speed and the next thing I knew it was Monday morning. We celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary on Friday with an overnight trip to Washington DC. The kids were packed up and spent the night with their grandparents having loads of fun at their place. James and I headed off to Washington DC for an evening near the White House at Capital Hilton and dinner at Georgia Brown's restaurant. It was so fun to dress up, go out on the town, and eat some amazing food. Georgia Brown's is a restaurant that specializes in southern cuisine and even with all the fancy entrees on the menu I settled on buttermilk fried chicken, smashed potatoes, and collard greens. Goodness, it was delicious and it made me miss Charleston, South Carolina and all those wonderful restaurants. 

We spent the next day touring the Museum of the American Indian. It is such a beautiful museum with so much information to share about the lives of native peoples of America. I couldn't help but feel a little sad for the years of mistreatment of people who have such a vibrant and rich culture. However, I am so happy that there is a museum dedicated to the understanding of Native American culture and society. It is definitely worth a trip if you live near Washington DC. We stopped by the gift shop and picked up a few little gifts for the children. We had lunch and headed for home. After dinner, James and I visited a few more possible homes but none of them were exactly what we were looking for in a long term home. So- onward and upward. 

We ended our weekend with dinner and cake at my parent's home on Sunday. My mother went back to our baker who made our wedding cake and got a small replica of the cake. It was such a lovely surprise and yummy too.   

It was a really lovely weekend.

fancy dress

The ceiling of the museum 

drinks! a fancy drink 

our anniversary cake