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The Rest of 2015

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Coming back from Japan through the end of the year was a real whirlwind. I’m grateful for all the amazing experiences I’ve had. Life certainly isn’t boring!

October
22 – A few days after our return from Japan was the exhibition opening party for Sotatsu at the Gallery. I loved coming home to an amazing Japanese show!

23 – UMD men’s soccer game and tailgate

27 – Another fundraising event at the museum, staying late at work to me is a bonus!

29 – My SRS members night at the Galleries! A lot of fun, and a great success

30 -Friends in town for a wedding – out to U street! It’s changed a lot since the boys lived in Bloomingdale

31 – Wedding in Virginia Wine Country. Super fun to hang out with out of town friends, plus delicious wine and dancing!

November

6 – Anthony’s birthday! Dinner at Kaz Sushi Bistro

7 – Afternoon friend birthday party, evening at Side Yards in Yards Park!

8 – SRS tour of the Textile Museum

10 – Andre Leon Tally at the Galleries! Talk and book signing, so fabulous

12 – Smithsonian Magazine Ingenuity Awards dinner with Jamie. Bill Nye, Fred Armisen and other amazing guests.

14 – D Street House Party, always the best

15 – NPG Gala! I volunteered and filled in at dinner, which was delicious. The ceremony honored Carolina Herrera, Hank Aaron, Maya Lin, Corporal Kyle Carpenter and ended with a performance by Aretha Franklin! RESPECT!

22 – Julia’s birthday outing to Hunger Games and Chinese food!

25 – Steph arrives in town for Thanksgiving weekend! Out to Copy Cat on H.

26 – Thanksgiving in Crofton

27 – Relaxing day, and giant margarita night with Steph!

28 – Christmas on the Farm show

December

1-4 – Most nights spent baking at Courts!

5 – SRS Anderson House tour, Court and Jamie’s Christmas party

7 – White House Congressional Holiday Party.

12 – Annapolis Christmas Boat parade…canceled because the yacht club caught on fire! Still had a great dinner with the Kellahers, Walkers, and Ruperts!

13 – Girls brunch at Farmers, Fishers, Bakers

19 – Adam’s Christmas Booze Exchange!

20 – Flight to California!!

21 – Afternoon with Brittany and Chloe (and In N out), evening with Mary, Josh, Tilly and Lua (and Islands!)

22 – Day trip to San Diego! The Midway, Coronado and the Fish Market.

23 – Dinner in Long Beach with Brit, Chloe and Taylor, and Lindsey! Alex and Claudio’s holiday party

24 – Christmas Eve. Downey. Perfection

25 – Christmas! Morning at home, dinner in Downey. More perfection.

26 – Dinner with Kacey and Jordan and baby!

27-29 – Hang at home, lots of great food, relaxing!

29 – Flight canceled as we are about to board, rush to change our flight, can’t get out until the red eye the next day! Yikes!

30 – Bonus day in California means more In N Out

31 – Fly into Baltimore, Court picks us up and we drove to Gettysburg! Slept for a few hours in the best hotel bed ever, took a bus tour of the battlefields, lunch at Ernie’s diner, prep for the evening. Dinner at the Blue Parrot for a giant prime rib dinner, drinks at the hotel in the square, the dive bar, and midnight fireworks in the square!

It’s hard to say what was the best part of the end of the year. I think of the best moments have been dinners at friend’s houses, playing (and losing) lots of Catan, and all the nights spent at home with Anthony! But looking over all these great moments, I am so thankful for everything I’ve experienced and the amazing friends and family I’ve shared them with.

2015 was amazing.