Saturday, January 28, 2012

Depressing Touring Day!

Today, we went to all of the depressing sites...well at least tried to. 

First, we went to the U.S. Holocaust Museum. It was SOOOO sad, but SOOO interesting. We spent most of the day there, stunned by the Holocaust and what happened SO recently in history. It was shocking. 

Ashley, Me, and Lauren. We couldn't take pictures inside, but this was just outside the museum. 

Such an amazing memorial 

 Ashley and Lauren

Pledges to help Genocide

My deep picture after we left. 

We all got to be a Jew and read about their story throughout the time we were in the museum. It was so interesting to read their stories. 

So since we were in a somber mood, we decided to go to the Arlington Cemetery. Unfortunately, it closed 20 minutes before. I was soooo excited to go there and SO sad it was closed! It was a cool area and I can't wait to go another day!

Some high school girls took pictures like this when they first saw a Metro, so we tried to impersonate them!

Excited to be at Arlington...until our spirits were CRUSHED!

Waiting for our metro. No, I don't fake bake....I found the BEST sunless tanning lotion! Ask me if you want in on this non-skin cancer action! I LOVE it!!

To make up for Arlington being closed, we went to yummy yummy dinner!

For the healthier eaters, I specially requested for a non-bun burger. DELIGHTFUL!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Alex's BIG Announcement

Today, I opened up my email and found this little gem...

Now you can see why I have had a crush on this boy for the past 6 months: He is FREAKIN HOT and has a FABULOUS sense of humor. 

Shout out to my great pal Holly for taking some non-engagement pictures of us before I left. 

This pretty much made my day. Turned a bad day into a great night!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

One Cafe to Rule Them All!!

Today, we made Lauren's dream come true. 

When she found out that Alexandria had a restaurant called "Bilbo Baggins", it was on her mind all week long! Tonight, we decided to head on over and see what all the hype was about!

It was pretty great...I mean, I'm not a big Lord of the Rings fan, but just seeing Lauren's face all lit up was worth it! I got the Bilbo burger, it was fabulous!!

Lately, we have gotten into our mundane work lives. We needed a little adventure to make us fall in love with DC all over again. Thank you Bilbo Baggins for making us fall in love with this place all over again!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

American History Museum and Jumbo Slice!

Saturday is our "tourist" days. 

Today, we went to the American History Museum for hours and hours, it was so neat! I loved it! 

After, we went to the famous "Jumbo Slice"...I think that is my first and last time in that place. I can't even begin to explain to you how ill I feel after eating the most pizza I have ever had in my entire life. I am boycotting pizza for at least a week!

Okay, enough words. I will let the pictures speak for themselves...

Look! Lauren and I are the same height!!!

His winning skates! The pop culture section was my favorite!

Farrah Fausett's famous suit

Nancy Reagan's inaugural dress

George Washington's uniform

Part of the twin towers

This one was close to my heart, since I was "Auntie Em" in the Wizard of Oz musical as a child. Yes, I used to be in musicals as a child. You can go ahead and be jealous.

There were some great people to talk to inside the museum!

Just in case you were wondering, the duck face in pictures doesn't make you look sexier. 

We found the occupiers. I am 99% sure that most of those tents are empty. 

We weren't quite sure what these were randomly doing as we were walking, but they were pretty neat!!

And last, but definitely NOT least...Jumbo Slice! Thank you for the biggest "food baby" of my life. 

I randomly found this quote in a chocolate shop. I LOVED it!!

Well, I accomplished eating the biggest slice of pizza I have ever seen in my entire life. A Saturday well spent in my book!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

We bring those Wizards LUCK!!

Yesterday, the Wizards were 1-12 and the Thunder was 12-1. 

Then, their good luck charms showed up aka us!!

Such a good game!!