Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Busy, Buys, Busy ...

So, our anniversary was actually on the 5th. I, personally, celebrated by leaving Tyler here in Greenville on the 6th and going to DC to visit my long, lost, best-friend, Wendy. She had just moved there, and now I wish I had just moved there. Every time I go there I just like it more and more.

This is the train I took to get there. (Well ... I did take a train. Loved it).

This is Megan, Wendy, me and Jamie. We all lived in the same place our freshman year and part of sophmore year (until I moved) at BYU. It was really fun to get together and hear about what everyone was up to. It made me remember how awesome those girls are. Oh ... somehow I have a knack for finding free frozen yogurt, even in foreign cities.

My face ... I don't know how to say cheese. But we went to dinner at a chic pizza place. 2$ per bite of tortellini.

While Wendy was in class I spent my days roving the art galleries of DC. She texted me when she finished the first day to ask where I was. At that point I had been lost inside the National Gallery for a couple hours already so I replied that I thought I was at the Louvre. I even had to go back the next day, and I still never made it to the east building. Anyway, I loved it. This spider-thing is outside the Hirshhorn. I really wanted Kimber to be at this one with me. I think she would have had some comments to make it even better.

When I found art that I thought Tyler might appreciate I wanted to show it to him in hopes that someday he would go to an art museum with me and not feel like he is being punished. Ironically, another form of art we found was in the form of an NBA game. I don't think he would mind me dragging him to one of those. This is Wendy, me, and her new roommates Kristen and Carolyn (sp?). Oh, and they all are student teacing and get to live in a sweet pent-house in Crystal City. Does that not sound awesome? By the way, the wizards are not very good.

We also went to a free concert one night at the Kennedy Center. It was pretty awesome. We decided that this was the black version of Wendy's boyfriend. Cute, right?

Last, but not least, I will shame myself for a moment. I was really worn out by the end of one day and I was walking toward the Library of Congress when I noticed I could go in this greenhouse-y building. Turns out it was like my most favorite national museum ever. I think I took 70 pictures of cool flowers and 5 of my friends the entire trip. Another point to add to my shame is that I have spent a few days away from Tyler twice in our whole year of marriage. To Wendy's credit, they were both to see her. I had fun both times, but I really missed the little guy. To anyone who has seen or read The Golden Compass, I describe it as having my soul cut off. Its like I'm only half me when he isn't around. Sweet, huh? Well ... It has been a wonderful year even if I go on fun trips without him sometimes. And that was the synopsis of my really busy, but really fun trip to DC.

10 comments:

Anne B. said...

Looks like a lot of fun! We've been thinking about going to DC and when we finally get the trip set up, I'm going to call you for ideas so be prepared! :)

Kara

Jennette said...

All I can say is "WOW", what a trip! Also, Jen and I think it's cute that you like our brother so much :)We are having a fun time here on the island, but I am also missing my husband who is really far away right now.

Jennette said...

This is Jen. What a great trip! In reference to your Golden Compass analogy I want to know what kind of animal your "Tyler soul" would take the form of. I'm thinking meerkat, Jennette is saying fox...or perhaps he could be the combination of the two. He has the hair of a fox with the personality of a meerkat. I miss Tac right now too.

JH said...

I love DC, and the National Botanical Garden, I think that's the name, was my favorite as well. Love the post! Happy anniversary!

Diana Hulme said...

Fun! Happy Anniversary! :) And I totally agree about the soul cut in half thing - it is lame being away from your husband for sure!

Tyler & Katie Rice said...

i like the fox and the meer cat and i think i would add a playful pony or a monkey because he is hairy? what soul animal would rich and tac be (considering you are missing your other halfs too)? (and anyone else's husband who wants to answer)!

Adam, Kimber and Jonas Rice said...

oh wow!what a great time! i wish i could have been there to hang with you girls....i really like all your pictures. those sculptures look bananas. i love to see you smiling so much. we still miss you two more than ever!

Heide Gentry-Kemp said...

That looks like you had so much fun!!! You look so cute!

Jennette said...

I think Rich would be a bear, he is big and snuggly and really cute too, he also has big bear paw hands

Trev and Shan said...

FUN!! I love DC, too. Don't think I would wanna live there, though.

We actually do know Quinn and Lexi...what a small world! We are sort of related to them. We met up with them over Christmas break while they were here in Boise. They seem like so much fun, it will be awesome to know someone when we move to Louisville. Thanks for thinking of us!