Memorial Day Weekend 2014

Memorial Day Weekend went by so fast this year. I spent most of the weekend outside and enjoyed every moment. On Friday evening, the weather was so beautiful. I played tennis with a friend, and it was the perfect way to begin a great weekend.

On Saturday, a group of us headed up to Sandy Point, Maryland. Sandy Point sits along the Chesapeake Bay. The water was way warmer than I expected it to be, and the sun was out all day. It was a fun day.

Sandy Point Group Photo

On Sunday evening, my mom, KJ, and I headed to the Capitol for the Memorial Day Concert. I wanted to make sure I did something this weekend to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day, and this was the perfect activity. Sitting near us were two veterans. It was amazing to observe them and their reverence for this holiday – it was inspiring. My favorite part of the evening was when everyone at the concert sang God Bless America as part of the finale. I couldn’t help but feel in my soul that this truly is a sacred land.

At the concert
At the concert
Beautiful U.S. Capitol
Beautiful U.S. Capitol

On Monday afternoon, I went over to my parents’ house. We went walking on some trails nearby and then had a BBQ. The food was delicious and afterwards we roasted s’mores in the backyard. The BBQ was the perfect way to end a great weekend.

Backyard s'mores prep
Backyard s’mores prep

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#AwkwardPhoto courtesy of Blake
#AwkwardPhoto courtesy of Blake

Simple Spring Moments

On Sunday evening, I went with my parents to Lake Fairfax. It was a beautiful night, and it was fun to have time to spend with just my parents. They are THE best.

Mom and Dad

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to use my lunch break to take a walk. I walked down to the U.S. Bontanic Garden and they were having a hydrangea exhibit. Hydrangeas are probably one of my most favorite flower, so this was a nice surpise.

Hydrangea 1

Hydrangea 2

Hydrangea 3

Two of my favorite guys are graduating from medical school (graduation is today in fact). Last Friday was their last day working in the hospital before graduation, so we went out to dinner to celebrate. We headed to BJ’s. For dessert we ordered six pizookies – one of each of BJ’s flavors. Delicious!

Med School Celebration