What I was up to – April 2019

Let’s catch up on April! Yes, I know I’m like 7 months behind.

In early April, Conley came down for the cherry blossom 10 miler, and coincidentally Betsy was in town, so we got together with them and Janine and Ron at National Harbor, and had a big Nandos feast. We even got a really pleasant outdoor table!

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After dinner, Conley, Doug, and Elena and I strolled around a bit! Ah, I remember when Elena was so new to walking that holding hands was a big thing! Now, she wants to be independent and it’s often really hard to steer her.

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As it turned out, it was an absolutely gorgeous night and I love this next set of pictures.

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That’s the Wilson Bridge in the distance (famous for its traffic). DC is on the other side of it.

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Cherry blossoms:

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Cherry blossom debris:

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Sweet girl!

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Beautiful sunset:

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So a friend of mine who had a baby within the last year came for a visit at work. She’s John Mather’s assistant though she mostly works remotely. It was nice to see her and to meet her baby for the first time! Here’s her adorable kiddo with John and his wife Jane:

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Spring flowers!

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I posted separately about my new JWST Art exhibit at the Visitor Center. My parents came over to see it as I put one of my mom’s pieces in the exhibit!

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I also posted in the Feb update about giving a tour to a Belgian student and her mom – as a thank you they brought me… Belgian beer! Not just Belgian but Trappist beer. I have a friend who toured Belgium specifically just to buy beer from Trappist monasteries! Anyway, I gotta say, it was really good beer!

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Here was bottle #1

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Friends of ours who are super into curling had a baby shower! Love these cakes!

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Beautiful weather at the local pond and this lovely sunset:

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Same scene, different day!

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Belgian beer #2:

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We had a food truck at work for Safety Week and these everything bagel pretzel bites with cheese were pretty awesome.

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Surprise shiny:

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And I got this baby on the first try!

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I had a super lucky trade – he doesn’t have shadow ball, but he’s my best one by far.

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Belgian beer #3

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Totally in love with this art:

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And that was April!