Sunday, June 1, 2008

eat, drink and be maryland

After our fabulous day in NYC, it was on to an even more fabulous weekend in Maryland with the Stewarts. We ate delicious food, visited historic monuments, caught a gigantic frog, enjoyed each other's company, and laughed — a lot.

Brian, Kelly, Sam and Viv: We adore you. Thanks for a perfect weekend!

Picture Roll
Oh, the places we went!
Follow the red brick walls
Annapolis is just about the most charming town you'll ever visit. Plus, I got a cute hat there, which I wear on days I don't want to do my hair all the way. Thank you, Annapolis!
Take your pic
Who doesn't love a picture of a picture?
Walk this way
We went to the beautiful Arlington Cemetery, which we loved.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
This tribute was especially touching. The tomb says, "Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God."
Love birds
I love, love this picture of my favorite canoodlers.
Great sport
Armed with a fireman raincoat and a smile, Sam was on his most delightful behavior as we dragged him everywhere.
He also indulged my love of self-portraits.
Enabler #2
As did Amy.
Mr. Tough Guy
I married a stud, in case you didn't know.
Breezy situation
Please appreciate the hair in my face. While this isn't too bad, I will sadly never be one of those girls whose hair flows perfectly behind her in the wind. I'm destined for "lipstick, meet hair" scenarios for the rest of my life.
Goin' up
Kelly (far right) was a rock star and got us tickets to the top of the Washington Monument. It was amazing!
The bros
The funnest pair of brothers around.
Capital, my capital
We took a tour of the U.S. Capital, which we very much enjoyed. I was, however, terrified by the security guard going in. She was the toughest woman I've ever met, yet she had the rosiest cheeks around.
Rouge, meet Rambo!
Oh-those-curls Vivian
I can't get enough of this cute thing.
Sam the ham
I heart this kid.
Frog the fatty
Adam was very spry and caught the biggest frog ever on our walk to the park. And now, someday Sam's princess will come.
Bunch of fakers
OK, so we faked sleeping in the back of the car. But I think I totally won the "Most Realistic-Looking Award."
On the waterfront
Like Annapolis, Georgetown was completely charming.
Best. Hosts. Ever.
When can we come again?


Kara said...

Wow, looks like you got even punnier in Maryland. If that was even possible?! Looks like an awesome trip. You guys are the cutest!

Amanda said...

I second Kara's pun comment :)

Cute pics. Looks like the trip was an absolute blast! Am I going to see you soon, dear Bri? Are we doing BC this week?

Adam and Kristina said...

I was going to leave the same comment about the punny title! Sometimes, it will take me a full day to come up with my punny titles.

And Amanda, I hope we're doing BC next week, on the 13th, as that's the second Friday, right? Right!?!??

Erin said...

Um...realistic award for fake sleeping? Maybe if your mouth was open or if your head was violently bobbing. Heh heh.

Looks like you had a great time but will you stop having so much fun with people other than me?! I am a jealous, jealous sister.

Jared & Kelli Salter said...

seriously breezy who are you kidding, you definitely needed some head bobbing action to get the most realistic award. so, it still trips me out to see you two together. can't wait to see you in person in september, you're still around right? we got dinner covered at Tuscanos at gateway. you pick the night sept. 1-3rd


Heidelweiss said...

Are you ever home? How, may I ask, can Erin be JELOUS? Wasn't she just in Europe? I'm pretty sure she was! I think it's time for Breezy's Weezies to make their appearance! Totally kidding-I got these comments for real for 5 years! I will NEVER seriously tell someone to start having kids. If I do you may slap me and call me a bad word.

Logan and Emily said...

love your pics, love you, LOVE THAT YOU HAVE A NEW NO-SHOWER HAT!

Jennie Sleight said...

Oh I love DC, what beautiful sites!

Heidelweiss said...

I can't find an email for you. My mom has some kind of pneumonia they think. They don't really know. She's fine for now-they're finally treating her for an infection. Thanks for asking-I'll keep you updated.

Diane said...

What a fabulous trip! Thanks for sharing the rest of the story! That was a funny story about the security guard...oh, wait, it was Amy that shared the details on that one. :)

Kelly said...

We are so so so glad you came to visit. We had a great time with you and will always be grateful that you made the effort to come our way. We know how expensive and hard it is to take time off to do it, but we LOVED it. LOVE YOU!! See you in Bear Lake.

Jen said...

Hello sweet Bri! I am so loving looking into your new married life!

Okay, so ready for the cousin connection? Your "Megs" is married to Jon's awesome high school BF (as in best friend, not boyfriend) Ty. And the fact that she is your cousin, and married to Ty whom we love dearly, made her an easy girl to love right away!

Please let's get together soon-- I miss you much!

And, I'd totally vote for you for best fake sleeper.

ali said...


Hey, it's Jon's wife Ali and I just wanted to see what you are up to, and at the risk of being kicked off your blog I have to admit that I have been known to tell people when to start having kids. But then again, since you aren't married to my brother you may be safe...

Drew, Michelle, Ethan & Emily said...

Oh I'm soo jealous... maybe one day we'll be cool enough to go on a trip with you guys. It looks like you guys had wicked fun! (what are the slc 2009 wicked dates, eh?)