The Junior League of Washington DC is so big we can't all meet in the same place at the same time, it's very different than what I am used to with the Junior League of Tampa.
Last night I listened to the Executive Director of the Friends of the National Zoo and the Executive Director of D.C. Learns. They both shared interesting information about both of their organizations, and it made me want to volunteer-now to decide what I can do to help!
We met up with the Nelly's, Brittnay and Stubs to tailgate outside of the stadium before the game. It rained the whole day-I wish I had my wellies then!
Here we are with Elizabeth and Steve headed to the game.
Shake that pom pom!
Commonwealth Stadium-a sea of blue.
Josh and I enjoyed the game and another Gator Victory!
It was also great to spend time with Reema and Katie!!
A highlight of our tailgate was the whole hog Danny cooked for us-it was soo good.
Josh and I had a great time at the game, and enjoyed our first visit to the F Club where I ran into the Monahan's, Alex and Wild Bill (aka Treston Traylor).
Here Lauren, Melissa, Gwen and I are enjoying the post game tailgate. I can hardly believe that we all have been friends for the past 11 years. Time flys when you're having fun!
He also bought me a beautiful purple scarf in Rome.
Isn't it pretty? Here's the scarf at home with a few of my other scarves-I'm getting ready for winter!
Thanks again to Mid-Atlantic Martha for her great give away! I am excited to use all the great goodies that she sent me!
I will however bring out the nice camera to show off my fall decorations, which I completed last night. These are my first decorations in my first home, so I tried to pick items that I can build on. Of course I wish every shelf was decorated every edge accessorized, but we are just starting out and all my holiday decorations will grow over the years. I will try to get snapshots of everything tonight to share!
Speaking of tonight, I am excited to go to dinner with my Junior League small group. I think we are going to Panache. We are an indecisive group... No matter where we go it will be a nice treat. I am wearing a warm black sweater dress, tights, two long pearl and rhinestone necklaces and an awesome bright pink scarf - so fun! I have surprisingly adapted well to the 40 degree weather. I think it helps that it isn't too windy-that's what always gets me in the winter.
We arrive in New Orleans early Friday morning. We are going to do a little tailgate and cooler shopping (we buy a new cooler for EVERY game). We literally have seven coolers on our back porch and one down in Florida! After that, a walk around the Garden District and lunch at Commander's Palace. In the afternoon we are going to spend time with my cousin who is getting her Master's at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Come sun-down it will be time for dinner with Mike, Lacey, Reema and Alex in the French Quarter.
Here is the dress I am wearing on Friday:
Josh and I are staying in Baton Rogue so we will drive over Friday night and then tailgate in the bayou all day Saturday. Well, that's the plan for now, I wonder how things will really turn out-you never know in the Big Easy!
Josh did not like my original "planned" gator game day outfit of an orange sheath dress with a belted white boyfriend cardigan. So I am still figuring out what I am going to wear. I think a royal blue dress with orange jewelry and an orange cardigan. We shall see.
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Seven Things About Me
- I am addicted to coffee-it got me through Grad School and a full time job and ever since then I can't live without it.
- I really want to get a kitty cat. Josh says that taking care of Molly is enough, but I still want a little kitty to cuddle with.
- The fourth of July is my favorite holiday!
- We are hosting our first Thanksgiving. I'm so excited that I started planning the menu in September.
- When I was younger I always wanted to have red hair.
- I LOVE my job. I always thought I wanted to be a SAHM, but now I can't imagine not coming to work everyday. (no plans to be a mom yet either...)
- I really want a snuggie--I know I know almost as bad as crocs (which I wear to walk the dog every morning).