5.28.2013

Washington DC Trip Recap

Whelp, that was a whirlwind. It feels like stepping off the plane into the DC airport happened a minute ago, and all of a sudden I'm back in Chicago looking through pictures of our weekend getaway. It always amazes me how fast trips go by. Perhaps that's a true indication that you needed one?

Being in Washington D.C. over Memorial Day weekend was humbling. We saw all the big sights - World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington Monument - among veterans and fallen-soldier family members, which was a truly touching experience. Reflecting at the memorials makes you think of all those who have sacrificed so much for our country and the freedoms that we have today. It's so easy to take this for granted so I was happy to have a reminder of gratitude for all our military men & women, both past and present, who've dedicated themselves to service.





Washington D.C. has a ton of adorable towns surrounding it, one of which is Georgetown. It's filled with cobblestone streets, boutiques, cozy cafes and restaurants & of course Georgetown University, which literally resembles Hogwarts. (Yup - definitely just dropped a Harry Potter reference) Charming, to say the least!


How was your Memorial Day weekend? What all did you do? 
A huge congrats to my good friends Kristen & Chris, who got engaged! I'm so, so excited for you both and can't wait for all the wedding festivities to come. xo

Care to dance? Follow my lead.

23 comments:

  1. Great photos! Washington DC is on my list of places to visit someday.

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  2. What an amazing place to spend Memorial Day Weekend! DC is such an awesome city, I'm jealous of your trip!

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  3. What an amazing trip! So perfect for Memorial Day! Love all your pictures!

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  4. We live near the city, and it's so humbling to think about all the sacrifices made for our country. It looks like you had a great time!

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  5. such beautiful photos! i haven't been to DC in awhile. we had some rainy weather in boston this weekend but i got outside to read and go for a long walk as soon as it went away!
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  6. this may just have to be my next trip.... the pics look amazing! glad you had a great time! xo

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  7. I have not been back to DC since my 8th grade class trip, but have been dying to get back! These awesome photos are really tempting.

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  8. Nice pics! I like that yellow scarf on the black and white top!

    Style by Joules

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  9. what a great trip! i've never been to DC but it seems amazing! x

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  10. what a great spot to spend memorial day! i've never been to dc but hope to visit in the near future.

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  11. Such a perfect MDW trip. It looks like you guys had a wonderful time. I also love the fact that you and your family match!

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    1. Baahaha. I swear we didn't plan it!

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  12. I love that you spent Memorial Day Weekend in Washington D.C. I love your writing by the way!

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh I love Georgetown! It really is the cutest little town. Great photos!

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  14. Looks like you had a great weekend in DC! I haven't been there since I was in middle school, and I know I'd appreciate it even more now than I did that. PS - I'm picking up what you are putting down with the HP reference. Definitely need to check out Hogwarts (I mean Georgetown) on my next trip to the South.

    xx, Bubbly in Brooklyn

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  15. This seems like the perfect way to do Memorial Day! Gorgeous photo!

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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  16. I followed your trip all over Instagram! Looks like you had such a wonderful time :) Your photos are so beautiful, too! I have yet to visit Washington DC...it must be a surreal experience! XO Brynn

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  17. So wonderful...love all of these photos xx

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  18. As a military spouse whose hubby returned from war a couple months ago, this post makes my heart sing. Great pics too!

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  19. Such a perfect trip for Memorial Day Weekend. Glad you enjoyed your weekend! I love DC. My brother and his wife live there, and I seriously don't get there enough!! xo, Julie
    www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

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  20. A great way to spend Memeorial Day and what a stunning picture of the Capital buiding. Those coloured houses are so pretty. The surrounding towns sound so interesting too.

    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. It looks like you had amazing weather!! Beautiful photos!

    xox
    Bailey
    http://akabailey.blogspot.com

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