Monday, November 25, 2013

a baby shower weekend

This past weekend was a complete whirlwind.

We drove up to DC on Friday morning to spend the weekend with family and celebrating our baby niece who is due to arrive in January!

Friday night, we enjoyed a delicious dinner of crab soup and sliders at Clyde's Tower Oaks in Rockville. It was one of the first restaurants the Chef took me to when we were dating and quickly become one of our favorite spots as newlyweds living in Bethesda.

Saturday morning, my FIL made us delicious waffles before my MIL and I headed to Virginia for my niece's baby shower.

It was so much fun getting to see family and my SIL's friends at the shower. I loved catching up with my cousin Kate and doll baby Natalie. She is really the sweetest little girl.

Unfortunately, that is my only photo from the shower because I was in charge of taking photos with the real camera. But I can tell you everything was adorably decorated and my SIL looks incredible at seven months. 

Saturday night, my family spent the evening together watching (some family members napping) the first Hunger Games. My favorite times are always spent with family. 

Sunday, we met up with my in-laws for their lunch bunch and got to see sweet friends, including my favorite Carolyn. We didn't get much time together, so I can't wait until we're back in DC again to see her and her boyfriend. 

We decided to stay an extra night and headed home early this morning. The ride was made so much better with carmel popcorn made by Carolyn. Aida stared me down for some. 
We had such a great weekend and now can't wait for more family time this Wednesday for Thanksgiving! 

Linking up with Sami and LeeAnn


  1. you are so pretty! glad you had a fun weekend :)


  2. The pics are so cute!! Looks like a great weekend!

  3. You are absolutely gorgeous! Sounds like a fun weekend!