Sunday, March 30, 2008

Happy 90th Birthday Grandma!

We rode with Jess's parents up to Youngsville, PA for her grandma's 90th birthday last weekend. It was a lot of family, a lot of driving, and a lot of fun to finally have everyone meet Jeff! The opening picture is Jeff, Jess's cousin Rod, and Jess's brother Casey escorting Grandma to the church for her party.

The picture on the left is Grandma with her kids Janis (Jess's mom), Marty, Barb, and Jill.

The picture to the right is Jeff, Jess, Casey, his fiance Amber, and Jess's sister Linsey.

The last one is Jess's dad and his dad, who used to work with Grandma at the high school in Youngsville.


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Art museums

Jeff and I took the Metro into town yesterday to wander around the art museums on the Mall. The weather was perfect, and we had a great time. I'm mostly using this as an excuse to post neat pictures. If they mass marketed the bike at the top, I would definitely buy one, by the way. And I am posting the picture of Rodin's "The Thinker" because I loved watching reruns of "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" growing up.

And you know I'll make any excuse to post cute pictures of Zeke.


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

St. Patty's in Alexandria

Yes, it's super early, but the parade was Saturday! Jeff and I headed Old Town to check out the dog show and the parade. Well, it took us longer than we thought to get there via bus, so we missed the actual dog show and got to see all of these crazy dogs hanging out dressed up as leprechauns before the parade. The wind was REALLY cold. Eventually we decided we'd prefer to observe the parade from Le Pain Quotidien, which has a delicious Mediterranean platter with hummus, baba ganouj, and tabouleh, not to mention a decadent Belgian praline spread. So we watched the parade from a heated restaurant, which was even smarter than we realized - the police stopped the parade in sections to let traffic through, which made it super long. We were impressed by the enormous wolf hounds...

but we are still puzzled as to what Storm Troopers had to do with Ireland.