Thursday, September 15, 2011

First Week Back Home

Between the long road trip home posts and link-ups, I’ve barely had any time to write about what I’ve been up to AFTER the move back to the East Coast! Let me first start off by saying I have really missed home. There are things that I hear or see now that are so familiar and wonderful and I tell myself, “remember this!” I know after a while, it’s easy to take for granted the things around us. But, the truth is – once you have those things taken away from you {especially for a year and a half} you learn to appreciate them and love them and never want to let them go.

The first full weekend I was back home, I went out for an evening in Georgetown, a beautiful section of DC just along the Potomac River.

First, was a fancy little meal at Paper Moon – an Italian restaurant where I ordered the Greek Salad. Makes sense, right? The inside decor was beautiful with lush tapestries and RED VELVET. Gorgeous! The atmosphere made me feel like I was right there in Italy!

Paper Moon


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After that, I was able to enjoy some beautiful sights of the city I love so much. DC has so much to offer, no matter the time of day or year! I love the old brick buildings and sidewalks, the shutters, the bridges, the waterways, the stone, the personality. and the history of Georgetown.





I love the charm of the old houses in Georgetown, each with their own color. I wish I had been able to get more pictures! Next time :)

The next day, I met up with my friend Ashlyn for a Starbucks date where we chatted for 3 hours!! It was a long overdue meet-up where we chatted about life, boys, blogging, sorority stuff, etc. Unfortunately, after all the gabbing, we were too distracted to get a picture together but here’s what I wore/my first pic back in VA!! {Recognize the leaf earrings? Told ya I wear them ALL the time!}


All of that came the weekend after Hurricane Irene hit. Luckily, the worst we had was downed branches and the loss of power for 12 hours. It could have been much worse! Tropical Storm Lee is another story which you’ll see later.


I also enjoyed one of my favorite foods that can only be found at the grocery store Wegmans {which does not exist in Utah! The main reason I moved ;) I kid. I kid.}


A spinach and feta cheese veggie burger with a side of cucumber and tomato. What more do I need in life other than Greek yogurt? ;)

So, there’s my brief synopsis of the first week back in Northern VA/DC! I’m excited to start sharing more of my new life here with you all!


Denise said...

Love your outfit, especially the shoes! I'm glad you're having a good time back home. It looks like a pretty place :)

Anonymous said...

looks like a beautiful place to live! glad you are having fun :)

Lauren said...

I LOVE Georgetown. And I have been itching to get back to DC. I'm so glad I get to go back about twice a year, it's enough to comfort me without feeling like I have to move back. I'll have to live through you the rest of the year ;)

Camylla Leonardi said...

LOve your outfit, and the pictures! I know its hard to live far from the ones you love. I live in a totally different country then my family. But time makes it all better :)

Liz Taylor Training said...

Looks like a great time, keep smiling :)

Katie said...

Cute outfit girlfriend! I love the shoes. I'm so happy for you that you are back home!

Sophie @ threetimesf said...

Haha, I always get distracted chatting and forget to take pictures when i go out with my friends!
Glad to see you are enjoying being back home - Paper moon looks v cool!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing :) I can only imagine how great it must feel to be back home, surrounding by your familiar faces and places. And I agree, after seeing something for so long we kind of get use to having it there and tend to take it for granted. For example, my little family is from Florida. We were sooo use to always having the beaches surrounding us in all directions. It was just a 'normal' thing to us, no big deal. Until we got stationed in Washington, clear across the country. And have no sandy, beautiful beaches anywhere in sight, lol.

I'm happy that you're happy girl! :)

Lady-Pa said...

thanks for sharing those great pics with us!!!

got a new outfitpost, tell me what you think about it!!!


Alexandria said...

I'm so glad you're having a good time being back home. And oh. Georgetown. I lived there back in the summer of 2008 and it's EASILY my favorite place in the whole world. I can't wait to go visit at the end of the month!!

Hollie Ann said...

I am dying to go to DC & Georgetown! I've never been! Your hair is gorgeous girl! Live the pictures :)

Raquel said...

Ahh i love Georgetown! I haven't been there in a while and i really wanna go back!

Jax said...

Great pics! :) I'm glad Irene didnt do much damage, but scared for what you'll post about Lee... I LOVE those leaf earrings! I need to go find that post b/c I want them! :)

Liz said...

I'm glad you made it home safe & sound. Just reading through your blog I can see the pain in your heart. Been praying for you :)

And I love those shoes!

natasha {schue love} said...

Paper Moon sounds right up my alley! Yum!

A Beautiful Mess said...

Love your outfit! Love your blog! New follower!!