365, days 40-44

44/365 {6.27.14} Walking to Harris Teeter to drop off a Red Box movie that is way, WAY overdue.


43/365 {6.26.14} This.Damn.Apartment. Our AC unit has decided to die on this hot summer evening.


42/365 {6.25.14} Um… I think it is safe to say we need to do laundry.


41/365 {6.24.14} I spent a great evening with my friend Josh. He imparted wisdom about Africa since he lived there a few years ago. He also advised that Andrew and I do the great white shark cage when we go. No thank you. (iPhone)



40/365 {6.23.14} It’s rare that Andrew gets to actually watch the Nats live on TV. (iPhone)



Tough Mudder, New York, and other things.


39/365 {6.22.14} I pet sit the cuuutest cat this week. I wantz her. (iPhone)



38/365 {6.21.14} We had a Rowland pool party at Andrew’s parents’ house. They are putting the house on the market soon so we wanted to get one last hurrah in before it goes. (Canon 5D)



37/365 {6.20.14} Today was the last day of the school year for my students (even though they come back for summer session) and one of my parents gave me this sweet card. I am lucky to work with such amazing students and their families! (iPhone)



36/365 {6.19.14} One of the many exciting parts of my job is working with children who are from all over the world. Today I had an IEP for the cutest little boy from Morocco. I love seeing different languages translated for the forms we give families. What’s especially cool about Arabic is that they read/write from right to left (hence the bullets on the right side of the page). I just think that is so neat! (iPhone)



35/365 {6.18.14} Just a peek into our dwelling. (iPhone)


34/365 {6.17.14} Andrew has to take an international business class abroad for his MBA and today we found out which country… SOUTH AFRICA! Imagine the safari photos!!! (iPhone. taking a photo of my Samsung Galaxy that I still use as a phone…)


33/365 {6.16.14} Our living room after bedtime. Where would we be without ROKU? (Canon 5D)


32/365 {6.15.14} I spent a beautiful weekend in NYC with Bridget. There was lots of drinking, eating, walking, and catching up. We also got to see our friends Teie and Jimmy. This shot was at brunch Sunday morning at a great spot called Mud in the East Village. (Canon 5D)



31/365 {6.14.14} Andrew and his dad did a Tough Mudder! This was the after shot with their celebratory beers. I didn’t get to see the action because I was in New York with my friend Bridget but someone snapped a pic as evidence of their accomplishment!


365 June moments



30/365 {6.13.14} Our new thing this summer is to play tennis. Mostly we just try to get a volley going for at least 10 consecutive hits. (Canon 5D)



29/365 {6.12.14} Raining outside and rain in our kitchen. (Canon 5D)



28/365 {6.11.14} Mixing some spices for home made Indian food. Yes, we are in love with South Asian cuisine. (Canon 5D)



27/365 {6.10.14} BACON!!! It’s going in a salad, okay? (Canon 5D)



26/365 {6.9.14} Poor Andrew used to do the slugline before we were married and he was living with his parents to save money. (iPhone)



25/365 {6.8.14} Just doing some Sunday shopping at our favorite grocery store. (iPhone)



24/365 {6.7.14} I watched the horse race with my work friends at a bar in Georgetown. Andrew had to debrief me on why everyone was so excited about the possibility of a triple crown. I actually did feel excited when people were cheering on California Chrome and a bit sad when he lost. (iPhone)



23/365 {6.6.14} Time to shoot some hoops. (Canon 5D)


Days 20 – 22


22/365 {6.5.14}

I went through the Starbucks drive-thru on my way to class and they gave me my drink for free because I had a small wait in line. The trenta black iced tea is my addiction so I was all smiles! (iPhone)



Andrew sent me a text with this photo and the words “A lot of ants on the sidewalk”. It’s an inside joke we’ve been saying for years that came from a show we never even watched (Glee) where the husband and wife are sitting down for dinner and literally have nothing else better to say. 21/365 {6.4.14}



20/365 {6/3/14} What our fridge looks like on this day. (iPhone)


Catching up with some 365 over the last week


18/365 {6.1.14}

We finally made it to the pool today! (iPhone)


17/365 {5.31.14}

We had to try this new pop up ice cream shop called Nicecream Factory. They freeze the ice cream on the spot with liquid nitrogen. It’s awesome. Despite Eric’s face in the photo, he agreed. (iPhone)



16/365 {5.30.14}

Last summer, there was a yarn bomb guy on the pedestrian bridge. This summer, he has a purple brother in front of the library. (iPhone)



15/365 {5.29.14}

I get home from class hungry and Andrew cooks me a fried egg (at which he is the best at). (iPhone)



14/365 {5.28.14}

Andrew had class and I got home from the library to study some more. You can pretty much find me on the couch with this book every Wednesday until this class ends. Used a timer on the iPhone for this one.



13/365 {5.27.14}

Rainy and stormy out the bedroom window. (Canon 5D)



12/365 {5.26.14}

Andrew got back from Montreal and was greeted with Indian take out and Star Trek. Great Memorial Day. (Canon 5D)


Day 8 through 11

11/365 {5.25.14}

Andrew has been in Montreal this weekend for our friend Eric’s bachelor party so I got some me-time and some girl-time in. Chipotle was a good way to top off Sunday night! (iPhone)


10/365 {5.24.14}

I got sushi with Amanda in Old Town and saw this. Yeah… this is why we rent. (Canon 5D)



9/365 {5.23.14}

We took a walk around our neighborhood and ended up under an off ramp for 395. (iPhone)



8/365 {5.22.14}

By some miracle, we only had one dish in our sink on a weeknight. (Canon 5D)



mulligatawny soup and our crappy gym

Day 7 {5.21.14}

We were at the gym tonight and noticed the Exit sign on the floor. We rent an apartment in a condo association with state of the art facilities. (iPhone)


Day 6 {5.20.14}

We eat a lot of Indian food. Mostly we order from one of the many Indian restaurants nearby but sometimes we cook it ourselves. I decided on a paleo mulligatawny soup recipe (with basmati of course!) and it was deeeelicious. (iPhone)



My 365 Project – Post Numero Uno {5.15.14 – 5.18.14}

Around New Years I decided I wanted to do a Project 365 – a photo project where you take a photo every day. People do it to challenge themselves, document their life, improve their photography, make positive life decisions, and tons of other cool reasons. There are all sorts of online groups you can join where you share your 365 with others and you support and encourage one another. It’s really inspiring and I didn’t get a chance to start it back in January but I thought it would be really awesome to start one on mine and Andrew’s wedding anniversary to document our 5th year of marriage together. Andrew loved the idea and so on May 15th 2014, our 4 year anniversary – we started the project!

Some people have rules and themes for their 365. Since we are talking about 365 photos, I am going to be pretty flexible. I want the theme to mainly be about our 5th year of marriage and what we experience but this doesn’t mean that every photo has to be from something we did together. Part of marriage is being an individual and bringing that awesomeness into the union you’ve created. Plus we will not be spending every single day of the next year together – so we kind of have to be flexible in this area! I’m also not a stickler for needing to be the one who hits the shutter. I love photography and take a lot of pictures that I am proud of but for this project, it isn’t 100% about my hobby and improving my skills. This probably sets me apart from the majority of other true 365ers out there but that’s A-okay with me! That being said, I will likely take more than 95% of the photos 😉 I’m also flexible with what is used to document our days. My parents just got me an iPhone for my birthday so I am really excited to experiment with it! I also have a Canon 5D that I will be using.

I won’t be posting daily because that is unrealistic for me but I will put them together in a post in order from newest to oldest so that they are archived in the correct descending order that blogs have as you scroll down the page.

Alright! So now that we have all the logistics out of the way… let’s see some photos!

4/365 {5.18.14}

Sunday is a good day for baking paleo muffins. We eat the shit out of these. (iPhone photo)


3/365 {5.17.14}

Our friends Danny and Ashley got married this night and it was a great wedding. They are an awesome couple and we could not be happier for them! (Canon 5D)


2/365 {5.16.14}

Andrew and I shoot hoops a lot when the weather is nice. He took this one of me making a shot. (iPhone)


1/365 {5.15.14}

Our 4th anniversary night! I had class so it wasn’t exactly a black tie affair but we still had fun together taking selfies on the iPhone before we went to bed. I’m hiding in this one because I don’t like my face without mascara!