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I’m actually using a comp day today because I get some time off since I worked through the weekend while in San Diego last weekend, so my weekend is not quite over. And I’m so excited to be using today to head up to Philly to see my nephew Harper! I cannot wait to see him in his home for the first time, after 129 long days in the ICN. He’s almost 7 pounds now and looking so good and chubby… Plus, I get to hold him today!! So exciting. I promise to share some pics tomorrow.
One of the most fun parts of this weekend for me was a dinner party on Saturday. My friend Rachel (who’s wedding I was in this past August) lives about 45 minutes outside of DC, so my girlfriends and I don’t get a chance to venture up there too much. When we got an invite from “The Real Housewife of Ellicott City” to come over for dinner, it was the perfect opportunity to head up there.
In college, we had a group of six of us that were best friends, and after we graduated four of us stayed in DC, one moved to NYC, and one moved home to Boston. I’m glad to be in the group of 4 that stayed because its so nice having my best friends so accessible. And, even though we all live so close, it had been way too long since the four of us had been together!
Rachel (the host), me, Lianne, and Jess (plus wine obviously)
Rachel set up the table so cute!
Then the table got more full once the salad was served too.
Roasted broccoli and red potatoes, plus salmon baked in foil with a walnut pesto sauce. The pesto was SO delicious – its so simple but somehow I always forget about it and how great it can be for all types of meat (or veggies). She used that same pesto to make chicken for everyone else (not everyone is a fish fan otherwise she would have made salmon for all), and it was totally delicious.
As the night went on and the wine flowed freely, it got harder to have everyone on the same page about when to take a picture.
But then we all decided to get in the same awkward pose in sync with each other, so I guess that works?
Then we broke out the cupcakes from Whole Foods…
There was caramel something, chocolate raspberry, vanilla with buttercream frosting, and double chocolate. My job was to try to cut them into pieces, and I was pretty impressed with my work.
Plus a huge pile of brownies that Rachel made. I ate way too much of this plate but it was delicious and totally worth it. Such a fun night!
Where have you met most of your friends that you hang out with? College, high school, work, other ways? My best friends are mostly from college, but I’ve made some really close friends from work, too.