Should we name new kitty Jax or Fivel?

Monday, July 4, 2011


From Wikipedia:
The lying down game (also known as planking, or face downs) is an activity, popular in various parts of the world, consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. The hands must touch the sides of the body, and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the Internet is an integral part of the game. Players compete to find the most unusual and original location in which to play. The location should also be as public as possible, and as many people as possible should be involved. 

So, apparently this started in 2007. We're just a few years behind, and have only practiced so far in not-so-public places...but I think we're getting the hang of it:

Fried Food Party

Some friends of ours hosted a Fried Food Party a few days ago. Everyone was encouraged to bring something to share, and we got a great variety of things! Pictured below are: kool aid (batter,) onion rings, cheesecake and peppers. Additionally, there was cantaloupe, apples, mint oreos, ding dongs, giant marshmallows and more! 

It was a really fun event, and we didn't even get tummy aches! Amazing!


I've been BLESSED to work with these crazy folks for the last year. We were the 2010-2011 West Wing team; teaching students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. 

Seeing these faces every day is what kept me going. I depended on these people to help me during the most intense year of my life, and I couldn't have asked for a better support system.

I realized that for the last 4 years, I have started a new job/program every year around this time. I don't deal with change well...and realized a lot of my sad feelings come from working with some amazing people. Saying goodbye to particular group really sucked. I know I can see them in the future, but it wont ever be the same. 

Love and miss you all already.

Celebrate Fairfax Festival

Does this happen to anyone else? Some weekends we will have maybe one event to go to, and others we end up with back-to-back, non-stop commitments/fun things planned? A few weeks ago, I had Field Day at school, a BBQ with some co-workers, and ended it by going to the Celebrate Fairfax Festival. 

We made it in time for most of the Third Eye Blind show (whoo hoo!), met up with Dave and some of his friends, then went through the mirror house with Pete and Renee. It was like 85 degrees at 10pm, but no worries. Tons of fun!

When babies sleep...

...sometimes it looks totally uncomfortable.
Joe and his nephew. 

Non-graduation stuff when the parents came

When my parents came out for my graduation in May, we had a really fun day with a Capitol tour, walking around the Botanic gardens, and checking out some museums. The day was flawless until we left the museums and my mom and I were too impatient to wait for the rain to stop before walking the 4 blocks to the metro. I've never been so wet. Ever. And I had to go to class, so I bought some clothes at the GW bookstore :) 


Joe, Marc and Dave went to the White House after the bin Laden announcement a few weeks ago (months ago? I can't keep track of time anymore). I would have gone if it wasn't so late...but I needed my beauty sleep. It's so neat to live out here sometimes!