Jam Packed Weekend Recap

Hey all, Happy Monday!

I'm writing to you right now from my couch, with my feet up, watching the Today show (one of my guilty pleasures on my days off), with a rainy day outside and a cup of coffee on the coffee table. We will call this: Day 1 of Summer Vacation  hehe.

After this weekend, though, some rest and relaxation is warranted. This one was a weekend where I felt like it was non-stop GO GO GO! Friday night I went out with my roommate and some of her friends for their good-bye hang out with her. Was a lot of fun, but after a day of packing and moving (for both my roomie and I at work), we were both pretty tired and headed in around 11 that night. I didn't fall asleep for a little bit, and then it was back up right before 6 so that I could make it down to DC for the second annual Purple Stride event for pancreatic cancer. It was a big success and they raised over $274,000!

Since my mom was one of the people who helped to organize the event, I got to see a lot of the behind-the-scenes things that go into organizing these events. It was a ton of fun tho!

From there, I went to go to the Nationals game (still in my Purple Stride gear) to meet up with my roomie, and her brother and some of his friends who had come down to help move her big things back home. Unfortunately by the time I got there, I wasn't able to get a ticket where they were sitting, but I ran into my friend from work, Emily and her fiance Steve (the ones getting married in Turks and Caicos in September).

They were in a similar position as me (tickets were so expensive and it was already the 4th inning!) so we decided to hang out at the outdoor bar outside of the stadium, the Bullpen to watch the game on tvs and have some less expensive beers. Turned out to be great weather, relaxing and fun, and we ran into a group of men in their 50's and 60's from New York who go on a trip every year to go to different baseball games. You could tell that they were a great group, who were really good friends.  One of the guys had a hat from Turks and Caicos (where Em and Steve are getting married)---by the end of it, Steve was wearing this guy's hat, and the other guy had Steve's hat on. It was pretty priceless. Another one of the guys had a turtle tattoo modelled after my alma mater's mascot, Testudo the Turtle (their group's "mascot" was the turtle). See the pictures below:
Notice who has what hat...

Part of the group....after the hat trade..
 Tattoo modelled after Univ. Of Maryland's Testudo, with their mini mascot

Steve's permanent hat trade from our new friends.
Needless to say, it was an unexpected, totally random, completely fun afternoon. The rest of the evening went on with a night out in DC, and then a Sunday of recovery. Massive massive recovery.

I hope you all enjoyed the pictures and had fantastic weekends also!!


  1. Hey! I am a new follower from Mingle Monday! Love that yall were able to raise so much money at the Purple Stride event!!

  2. Stopping by from mingle Monday. You've got a really pretty blog!

  3. stopping by from mingle mondays! sounds like you had a fantastic (and very active weekend!!) xoxo jillian:: enter to win My Memories Digital Suite Scrapbooking Software

  4. Stopping by from Mingle Monday again. What a busy weekend! Isn't it funny how even though your plans didn't work out like you had intended you met some really great people? Looks like a lot of fun! Enjoy your day off!!

  5. Visiting from Mingle Mondays. What a full weekend! I must be an old lady, because I think 99% of the time, I'm in bed by 11:00 on weekends.

  6. Hope you are enjoying your first day of summer vacation! Love watching the Today Show! :)

  7. Looks like you had a busy weekend girl! Def put those feet up and relax. great pics!


  8. i know emily!! we were roommates in college and she was in my wedding! i can't make hers in turks and caicos, but i am trying to make it to dc for her bachelorette...small world!! :)

  9. OMG, totally random, Lindsay!! Wow. VERY small world. I'll have to tell her we're blog friends haha


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