Weekending Presidentially

Happy Monday and November, pretties! Hopefully you're well-rested and not suffering from a sugar crash after all of the Halloween candy!
MG and I had a relaxing but fun weekend, with Sunday being the biggest highlight, and Ill give you a hint why:

The highlights this weekend included:
~Dressed up for Book Character day at school as the Diary of a Wimpy Kid character on Friday:
Electrical tape was my friend for this costume!
 The fourth grade team had the same idea...kinda:
~Got my new work laptop all set up

~Friday date night with MG and some wine to cap off the week

~watching Age of Adeline: it was cute but predictable

~Painting our front door bright white--finally the last two off-white doors in the house are done! (We've now officially painted 17 doors in our house)
~Saturday morning book club brunch at my friend's house. (Sported some flannel since it was the perfect Fall day--so did 3 of the other girls #basic):

 Even though we didn't have a book this time, we just got together, had some yummy food, apple pie sangria (which was SO good), and caught up. Before we knew it, 3.5 hours had gone by!
~We picked our next book and decided that since it has a winery theme, we'll have our next book club at a winery! #genius

~took a 3+ mile walk with MG since the weather was so nice out

~Greeted our Trick-or-Treaters...Cooper was uber excited about all of the little kids and the attention

~spent some time with our neighbors

~Woke up early Sunday morning to run errands in the rain

~Had lunch in DC with our friend and her two kids--luckily the weather changed to be absolutely beautiful out!

~Got a private tour of the west wing of the White House from our friend who works with the President.
Included in the tour was the outside of the Situation Room, the oval office, cabinet meeting room, rose garden, the outside press area, and the press pool room, plus all of the current photos and historical paintings in the hallways.
 We were only allowed to take pics in certain spots, and not inside of the west wing itself--hence why there are no pics of me sitting in the President's chair behind his desk--jk that didn't happen--I wish tho! ;)
Press Pool:

Outside the door to the West Wing:

~Got to go to the OEB, walk around, and hang out in the Indian Treaty Room which had a stellar view of the White House, where we happened to see Sonny and Bo getting an afternoon walk on the White House lawn while we were there!

~Made our way home and relaxed, watched football, and then went out for the best buffalo chicken wraps for dinner at one of our favorite places near our old condo:
~Pouted over the fact that the sun set at 5pm

~Watched some Sunday night tv, including the last part of the RHOC reunion (holy drama!), relaxed and got ready for another week!

Overall, the weekend was pretty fantastic! We felt incredibly lucky to have some behind the scenes access to a part of the White House that's not open to the general public. Add in lots of friend time and you've got an awesome weekend!
Hope your weekend was stellar, too, and filled with more treats than tricks!

Linking up with these pretties today:
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  1. I remember years ago going on a tour of the White House when we visited DC with our girls. Like you, we knew someone who worked there. My youngest was able to get a picture of President Clinton's cat sitting on her lap in her wheelchair. She was little at the time, but when I show her the picture she's like who is that again?

  2. You sat in the president's chair - I can't even believe it! How cool that you got to tour that - something you'll remember forever for sure! I love your Halloween costume for school - so cute! Hope you have a great Monday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. I love the flannel shirt you're wearing! Was it a recent find??

  4. Very cool to get a private tour of the White House! Your costume is amazing, I love it!!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  5. Oh my goodness! That's so cool you got to go on the tour!! I bet it was so neat. Loving your costume for school...I bet the kids did too! Sounds like you had a full and fun weekend. Happy Monday!

  6. Oh wow - what an amazing tour!! Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend :) I love your Wimpy Kid costume, too!!!

  7. Amazing, amazing weekend! Loved your costume!! And seriously, so cool that you got to tour the west wing! DC and the White House is on our bucket list!!

  8. So cool you got a private tour! I'm jealous! And your costume from Friday was awesome! LOVE it! I seriously want that buffalo chicken wrap too, looks delicious! Happy Monday love! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  9. That's so awesome that you got a private tour! I did a tour at the White House a few years ago in DC, but we didn't get to see some of the places that you got to visit! And I definitely agree, if a book is about wine the best place to talk about it is at a winery!

  10. Oh my gosh! So cool. I've never even been to DC. ha Definitely on my list!

  11. Seriously how awesome is that?!?!?!?! Wait what is that skeleton doing in the front row? ;-) Love that little video of Cooper! He was all dressed up of course!

  12. What a cool White House tour!! Lucky lady!!

  13. I AM SO JEALOUS!!!!! How cool was that tour. And Cooper, that tail, I died. He was too excited and too cute. Your costume was on point lady! Again you had a super exciting weekend!

  14. That's a fun weekend! How cool that you got to tour those parts of the White House; so neat! And OMG with the reunion drama! I totally think Brooks is faking it.

  15. Oh my goodness, that costume is perfection! I love it!

  16. Love your double front doors! So cute!! Can't believe you went to the White House! I would love to tour it!! So fun. Loving all your weekend outfits too. I bet Cooper was a hit! Thanks for linking up today!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  17. A private tour is so cool! I would have been dying. I loved your costume too, it's perfect. My Reading Partner is obsessed with Wimpy Kid.

  18. Your costume for school looks AWESOME!

  19. How cool that you got a private tour and got to see the dogs getting walked!! Love your costume too!!

  20. I'm so jealous of your private tour of the White House! That's awesome!

  21. Well, aren't you guys just VIPs at the White House - how awesome! I'm only slightly jealous. :) I absolutely loved your school Halloween costume, and how fun about your book club! I've been researching local book clubs near me lately to see if there are any - it seems like a fun thing to do with a group of people!

  22. Ahhh, so so so cool! I am dying to visit the White House - actually just DC in general since I've never been there! Looks like it was such an awesome day. Glad you guys had a great weekend!

  23. Oh my gosh so much great stuff in one post! You look fabulous my friend...as usual...but I love that outfit! And book club + winery = I'm jealous! haha Loved keeping up with the white house pics - yall looked so presidential! :) Hope you Monday was great!

  24. What an amazing weekend! That is like the coolest!!

  25. The White House tour sounds AMAZING! I hope the next time we plan a DC trip that I can get in for one! You guys sound like y'all had one heck of a perfect weekend :) xo

  26. Ih wow that is a weekend darling!
    My best wishes for you


  27. It's impressive you have 17 doors in your house! Lol. Again what a difference a coat of paint makes! Love that you got to do a White House tour. I want to do that one day! Trish - tales from trish

  28. I'm so jealous of your WH tour! I still haven't done that! I LOVE that you have two front doors! The paint job looks great!

  29. How amazing you got to tour the White House!! That must have been a great experience! I also love the creativity of your Halloween costume. First time Im seeing that one.

  30. How cool!! I would absolutely LOVE a tour of the White House! Def on the bucket list. I'm planning a trip to DC this summer with my family. We're gonna go to DC, Philedelphia and Boston! I am so excited to start planning it. Sounds like great weekend to me! :)

  31. SO jealous of your White House tour! That's such an awesome thing you got to experience! And that buffalo chicken wrap looks delicious! xo, Champagne&Suburbs


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