Fall times, good times, & holiday fun!

It seems as though the theme of this fall is seeing old friends. I love this. Alex and I grew up in the same neighborhood. We played soccer and went through grade school together. She attends college in VA so we see each other when she’s in town. Her grandparents live on the same property as she and they have a huge farm. Every fall a group of us gather on their property and they do hayrides on their tractor!

This was my first time!

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I also had my holiday concert at the beginning of Dec. This concert is always a lot of fun. & by fun I mean easy. I keep this orchestra youthful, at least that’s what I’m told. Manfred here it showing off his red nails. You’re welcome, Manfred.

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Reconnecting with these ladies. We were at Looney’s, not because we wanted to, but because we were celebrating the 3 year anniversary of getting pranked in the establishment. One of the most embarrassing moments of our lives. But now it’s time to celebrate it.

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^our signature face. So gross.

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AND BETHANY. Inseparable before college began. Thank God we can always pick up where we left off.

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My first work party with these beautiful ladies! SO lucky to have wonderful coworkers. Can’t deny free food & drank either.

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& it isn’t Christmas without the party!

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And the ugly faces! (instead of the ugly sweaters) (notice the signature face again…)

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Just another day in DC

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Today I decided to hop on the metro and hit the city alone. It was a beautiful day and I wanted to treat myself! I ended up seeing the Smithsonian Castle, Hirshhorn Museum, and Ford’s Theatre. I felt like a little tourist! But I needed a day for myself to explore and clear my head.

It was nice to learn about Ai Wei Wei, a Chinese contemporary artist, whose artwork was featured at the Hirshhorn.

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It was also interesting to walk through Ford’s Theatre. I was able to learn about the influence of Abraham Lincoln by essentially walking along side of him during his last few days of life. I won’t lie, I literally shed a tear when I was reading about his death. I hope no one saw me!

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An insane stack of books just outside of the Theatre. (fake books though, boo)

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& of course I had to end my adventure with an amazing cup of Hot Cocoa from Zombie Coffee.

To my surprise I was also able to hitch a ride on a Pedicab back to the metro for the first time! A guy around my age called over to me as I was walking to the metro and asked if I wanted a ride. I said no thanks simply because I didn’t have any cash with me but then he proceeded to ask, “how about one for free?” DONE.

What a lovely way to end a lovely day!

Back to DC I go tomorrow with two of my lovely roommates. Can’t wait!

-Kait