A few weeks ago I finally made it up to Maryland to visit my beautiful sister Katie, brother-in-law Mark, and niece pup Mabry!
They moved up to the Maryland area last July right after their elopement on the harbor in Annapolis. I went up there to celebrate both Mark and Katie’s birthday, as well as their one year wedding anniversary. These two couldn’t be more perfect for each other.
I also think those pics pretty much sum up the first year in a marriage.
Since they live in the southern part of Maryland, it isn’t a far drive to Washington DC, so that’s where my journey began. Katie took me to Georgetown on Friday. We walked into Paolo’s Ristorante for a quick bite to eat. I ended up taking a little vacation from my Gluten-Free month, ordered a beer (Allagash White), and split an amazing Sicilian Pizza with my sister. It was such a beautiful day out. We were able to sit at a small table right by the sidewalk and enjoy the late spring weather.
Then came the shopping! Georgetown has the cutest shops and the best retailers. My favorite: Madewell! There is not a Madewell in Tampa, so every time I go to a city that has one I HAVE to go and I usually end up buying the store. I contained myself this time and only bought one thing. It truly was a miracle. Of course, we had to make a stop at Georgetown Cupcakes, and walk out with dozen. I mean, we had a lot of things to celebrate that weekend. Totally justified.
Once we had the cupcakes we were off to Maryland! An hour or so of that notorious DC traffic later, and I finally met my niece, Mabry, the pup-a-tron!
Isn’t she the cutest?!? A lot of my trip involved me throwing a tennis ball across the apartment while drinking sangria with my sister and playing an amazingly nerdy card game with my brother-in-law. Life literally couldn’t get any better.
Since we had a lot of things to celebrate that weekend, we took the metro into Bethesda for an evening. We walked around town into shops and bars, grabbing a beer every now and then before we finally landed at Mussel Bar for dinner. Our food was uhhhh-mazinggg. See proof below:
And of course there was gin.
Until next time Katie and Mark, Happy One Year Anniversary! Love ya’ll to the moon and back!