Thanks for all the birthday wishes! I feel so old being 25! But 25 seems like a good year (2+5=7 and 25 is a perfect square so thats good right?
Saturday Ben & I went to brunch in Eastern Market and walked around the shops/stands. Sunday we went got Indian food (yep you guessed it – Spice 6 ;), and had “cake” – watermelon with a candle and a cupcake :-). I told Ben I didn’t really need any presents, just wanted to hang out. But he came up with some creative presents – below are pics of a really beautiful wood plaque he carved & some cute pillow cases (and chocolate & itunes for my tv shows ). He also got me a big world map that is scratch off – so I can scratch off each place I visit – I still have a whole lot to see!
And I made my first batch of freezer jam from our garden strawberries
I can’t believe May is over already!
Friday, May 16th was our 5th wedding anniversary :-D. We had planned to go to an all you can eat Brazilian steak house and watch Captain America 2, but Ben wasn’t feeling too great (no sleep + worked too much - grading, going to a conference, working on his own papers…you know the story so we decided to be more low key and just went to our favorite Indian food place, Spice 6, and got FroYo. Then we took a nap and I picked up my sister at the airport at 2am!
I had a fun with my sister visiting — we did the Ridiculous Obstacle Course 5k, went shopping, ate too much, and hung out with my Grandparents & family in MD! I finally made to Georgetown - where we had brunch at Farmers, Fishers, & Bakers, shopped, and had Russian food at Mari Vanna’s.
For Memorial Weekend, we had fun having Ben’s family over for a BBQ, games, and archery! And we also watched Captain America and tried Qdoba Mexican food (kind of like Chipotle, but had really good queso) in a post anniversary celebration.
What else did we do in May? We celebrated Mother’s Day with Ben’s family, went to Chevy’s with the finance phd students, and we had a fun BBQ with some friends – about 14 adults and 12 kids. (I didn’t know bean bags could entertain kids for so long lol!) And the sadness of friends moving away this summer has begun :-(. Lots of coworkers leave each summer (since my RA position is only for 2-3 years) and some friends from church are graduating and moving on to bigger and better things!