Wednesday night was the perfect evening for a family baseball game. As always, the founding fathers stole the show. Go Abe! Bright lights, a cool breeze, and lots of DC pride. Summer feels like it may just last forever.
(Sshhh! Don’t tell Summer, but I’m ready to fall in love with Fall all over again.)
This blog is quickly turning into another foodie blog. But that’s just fine with me.
On Sunday there was even more celebrating for this lady’s birthday. Her place of choice was Roy’s in Baltimore (three years in a row now!). Roy’s has amazing seafood and hawaiian infused flavors. They also have a “whole snapper” dish on the menu and when you order it, you really do get a whole snapper. And it’s probably a good foot long. And everyone in the restaurant stares at you. Even the snapper. True story.
Happy Birthday Mom!
We celebrated on Friday with afternoon tea at Reynolds Tavern in Annapolis. It’s pretty much my favorite (although it’s no Ladurée). We even got a little crazy and splurged on the “Colonial High Tea,” which includes their quiche lorraine. It was like eating the most delicious breakfast meal you have ever tasted in your entire life. If you are not from Annapolis and you take a little visit there, Reynolds is a must. Just do it.
I hope everyone’s Independence Day was as memorable and patriotic as mine! Happy Birthday America! As expected, our nation’s capital celebrated in style with fireworks stretching from Maryland to Virginia and everywhere in between. Simply magical.
Rum cake and gorgeous Italian wrapping paper. Happy birthday to me! Thank you to all of those who have made this birthday feel extra special!
Happy Memorial Day! Despite what the calendar says, it is now officially summer as far as I’m concerned. For one, we are hitting the 90 degree mark today. The humidity rolled in a while ago and I have a feeling it will be here to stay. Today is Memorial Day, which means the swimming pools are open and crowds are gathering at the beach. Already busted out the Old Bay and mom made her irresistible homemade Maryland crab cakes.
My parent’s backyard symbolizes the epitome of summer for me. A relaxing oasis of endless flora and fauna. A place to lay in the sun or build a fire under the stars. Sometimes an outdoor living space can feel more like home than one would expect.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend and day off!
To my momma, you are one classy, hardworking, amazing woman. To be half of what you are would be more than I could ever wish for. I’m always proud to say, I got it from my momma! And to all the mommas out there, you ROCK!
Last night I celebrated with my brother and his friends his recent accomplishment of purchasing his very first place. The condo is located only a few blocks from the Washington National’s stadium and has incredible views of the Capitol and Washington Monument. There really isn’t anything quite like the DC skyline, is there?
One of my favorite places in the world (so far!) is Bermuda. It will probably always have a special place in my heart because I was introduced to this amazing island at such a young age and have visited again and again. I love its British roots and real sense of community. Fun fact! You can’t live in Bermuda unless you are an island native or marry a Bermudian. This makes me sad. But it’s probably best I keep it as a favorite getaway instead.
These photos were taken on my most recent trip in 2009, soon after returning home from Italy. At the time I don’t think I fully appreciated this trip because I was still recovering from study abroad withdrawal, but looking through these photos now gives me only sweet memories and a longing to go back. With summer growing nearer and nearer each day, I can’t help but daydream about tropical places and endless summer days.
You’re an angel.
And a saint.
And altogether otherworldly.
And no childhood memory will be,
Without thoughts of my beautiful, orange kitty.
My baby, in loving memory.