Saturday, November 3, 2012

Reuniting with Friends

Since moving here we have had the chance to reconnect with old friends we made in Provo who either are now living here or have come to visit.  One day Mila and I met up at the zoo with my old friend from back at the Grandview Village condos, Holly Petty and her adorable daughter.  They had moved out here for med school right before she was born so I was so excited to finally meet her.  Sadly, we didn't get to meet the baby panda since it had passed days before.  Did you know that captive born pandas hardly ever survive?  Sad huh?
One of the first people we had over after we moved in was Miss Jackie Skinner.  The moment we found out we were moving to DC I instantly thought, "YAY!  JACKIE!"  We met 10 years ago in the dorms at BYU and have been buds ever since.  I love living close and having our monthly girls' night.  Here we were celebrating her birthday with some yummy desserts.
Most recently we had the chance to play with the Hardys.  Di had some business in DC and Rod ran the Baltimore half marathon, so they both were out here for a few days.  Mila and I first met up with Di at the National Museum of Natural History.  I can't wait to go back to this museum.  It was perfect for Mila because it had tons of animals, but since they were all dead, they didn't move and were close up for Mila to see.  It was awesome.  Next time we go though we are definitely taking the metro since I ended up getting a $100 parking ticket (don't get me started on that whole drama).
Then, Rod, Di, Mila and I all went to the National Museum of the American Indian (sadly Chase was working during these Smithsonian trips, however, Chase did get to spend time with the Hardys when we drove to Baltimore for a tour of downtown and a yummy dinner).  Here Rod's letting Mila look out the window. 
They had a fun area for kiddos to experience life as a native American.  Mila enjoyed the canoe.

We cannot wait for more people to come and visit.  Come on, you know you want to!!


Megs said...

If wanting to were the only issue, we'd be there in a heart beat! :) Love you guys!

Holly said...

Yes, we want to come visit!!! When Curt gets his fancy-pants new job with an awesome signing bonus (haha), maybe we can plan a trip out there. :) In the meantime, let us know if you're even back in Utah!!!