Apr 202015

Hi friends! I know you’re all excited to hear who the winner is for my blogiversary giveaway, but we’ll get to that in a minute. 😉

First up, let me tell you about my weekend!


Fabio and I knew we had a very busy weekend ahead of us, so we decided to get all of our normal Sunday chores like grocery shopping and cleaning the apartment taken care of on Friday. I have a feeling we may do this more in the future; it was so nice to have the whole weekend ahead of us without having to worry about doing all the chores on Sunday!

After we hit up Costco and Harris Teeter and got some cleaning done, we curled up on the couch next to this cutie and watched a few episodes of Turn, a new-to-us show on Netflix.


So far we are really liking it!


Saturday was an absolutely beautiful day here, and for whatever reason I wound up waking up pretty early. After a few moments of reading my kindle in bed, I headed out for an extra long walk with Jack. It was just gorgeous out!


A little while later, we joined our friends Megan, JR, Katie (Megan’s sister), and Tommy for brunch in DC at Local 16.


I know I’ve blogged about Local 16 before, but they really have the best brunch deal! It’s $23 for one entree and any bottomless drink of your choice (mimosas, bellinis, beer, bloody maries, etc.) for two hours. It’s great!


I wound up ordering the springtime breakfast pizza, which came with a bunch of different veggies and a fried egg on top. I was only able to eat a few slices, but it was goooood.


The company wasn’t bad either! It had been way too long since we had last seen Katie and Tommy, and it was great to catch up with them.

After brunch we decided to continue the fun and walked over to Garden District, a fun beer garden. It was packed, but we were able to squeeze into a table.


The boys ordered the largest beers the garden had (of course) and had no problem finishing them.






We ladies wound up ordering the half liter beers, which were (slightly) more civilized. 😉


The beer garden was awesome, and we had such a fun time hanging out in the beautiful springtime weather. While we were there we ran into two of my favorite people ever – Jojo and Jadd – and I could not have been happier. Put me outside in the sunshine with a bunch of my friends and give me some good beer? Yes please. 😀


This guy. 🙂

After spending some time at the beer garden, we came back to our apartment and had a little picnic outside. It was just so pretty out, and I don’t think any of us wanted to be indoors.


We brought Jack out with us of course!


Eventually our friends had to leave, which was probably a good thing since we were totally pooped by this point. It was such a perfect spring Saturday!


Sunday was dedicated to apartment hunting, and we’ve now officially decided we are going to move into DC. We even told our landlord! We will miss Arlington a lot, but want to try living in the city while we are young. Here goes nothing!

After walking around all day looking at places, we joined my family for dinner at Uncle Julio’s (our fav) to celebrate my dad’s birthday.


My sister had just come from a cat-themed birthday party, hence the ears, nose and whiskers, haha!

My family just came back from Disney World, and they brought me a Hogwarts mug and chocolate frog from Harry Potter World. SO jealous I missed this! I am happy about the souvenirs though. 😉


We tried to get a picture with my dad blowing out his candle, but failed miserably. This is the best we got.


Oh well, it was a fun evening nonetheless. Happy (belated) birthday, Daddy!

Giveaway Winner

Ok ok, you’ve waited long enough. It’s time to announce the winner of my blogiversary giveaway!  The lucky winner is….


Chiara! I emailed Chiara this morning to let her know she won, and she will be receiving her sweaty band soon.

Thank you all SO much for filling out my blogiversary survey; your sweet comments meant the world to me and I cannot thank you enough. You guys are the BEST!

Question of the day: What was your favorite part about the weekend?

 Posted by on April 20, 2015

  3 Responses to “Brunch, Beer Garden & Dad’s Birthday Dinner”

  1. You guys have such great eating places and brunch places near you! You’re so lucky 🙂
    Happy birthday to your dad!

  2. It was SUCH a beautiful weekend, so I’m glad you were able to spend so much of it outside (especially now that we’re back to rain – booooo!) You guys always have the best food and bunch places though, I’m super jealous!

  3. looks like such a fun weekend! and congrats on the move. i feel like most people move into dc, and then out to arlington (like i did!) whereas y’all are doing the opposite! city living is pretty fun. hope you guys love it!

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