AIDEN.

This is pretty much how I feel right now. Except not quite so cute. Can barely believe it is officially the holiday season. Somewhere between a trip to California and starting a new job, Christmas decorations were hung and the temperature dropped below freezing. Not sure I am ready for the next few weeks, but still looking forward to cookies and fires and spending time in good company.

(And hopefully a few naps that are as peaceful as the naps our newest family addition is surely enjoying.)

NATS.

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.)

ROY’S.

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.

AFTERNOON TEA.

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.

TASTE OF SUMMER.

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!

CAPITOL VIEWS.

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?