Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Back to DC

On Monday I got an unexpected package. Actually 8 very large packages. For my job I help approve submittals for projects and these just so happened to come to the wrong office. We needed them down to the DC ASAP so I got the lovely task of trucking them down to DC. I decided rather than fight traffic in the morning I decided to drive down that night and stay one more night at Heather's! The upside is I got a little more sleep and a lot more Dancing with the Stars! :)
So I trollied the 8 large and heavy glass samples into the DC office the next day and peace was restored! Do you guys watch DWTS? Who do you like!? I can't decide who I want to win! They are all so good!!

Stay tuned for our adventures to...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Whirlwind {3 of 3}

On Sunday Heather and I had to wake up early because we were running a race. Not any old race, THE COLOR RUN! Chris drove down to join us in the cluster that was National Harbor. It was a little crazy but we got there without pulling our hair out or killing anyone so that was a plus. Finally when we got to our heat we had a blast!
It's untimed so it's not really a race but it was nice to get out and finally do some running after all our travel.
We enjoyed throwing our colors and the dance party and everything! But it was a long weekend for all of us and we were all ready to go home and have some lunch. Chris and I ended up going to Panera in full Color Run messiness with all the church goers. But we were so hungry we didn't care! We went home, showered, napped, ate dinner and went to bed early, I had a long week ahead of me! Have any of you done the Color Run? Did you have a blast? Did you have a cool team name?

Whirlwind {2 of 3}

On Saturday we had a nice long sleep in and grabbed a little snack before one of the sweetest bridal showers I have ever been to! Everyone was so sweet and the house was just so full of love and joy for Meghan and Matt I came pretty close to tears a couple times!
After getting back to DC we had to turn around and get ready again because we went to a DC United Game! We had such a blast! We watched with Barra Brava and man, are those guys cray from some DC United! I'm not sure if there is a better way to describe it than...
Yes, those are beers, being thrown into the air. Let's just say we didn't wear our best out to this game! :) TENEMOS QUE GANAAAAARRRRR!!!! 

Then we went out for a couple drinks and headed to bed for another crazy day...

Another Whirlwind {1 of 3}

I had one whole day with Mr. Chris and then he was off to Louisville for, you guessed it, another interview! While he was gone I packed my bag for a weekend in DC to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of my friend Meghan and Matt in the from of a bridal shower. I took the MARC down to DC after work on Friday to stay with my lady Heather. We decided to share a bridal present but the catch was we needed to go pick it up all the way out in Tyson's! Going to Virginia from DC!? On a Saturday!? Usually that would be blasphemous, but we made an exception due to the fact it had been probably more than a year since I had eaten at a Great American Restaurant and gotten a chocolate waffle! :) ALSO we were going to a housewarming party near Arlington so we were in the clear!

After picking up the bookshelf that almost didn't fit in Heather's Mini we shared a delicious meal at Coastal Flats and headed off the warm a house! By the end of the night it felt like I had lived four days within that one! Have you ever had a day like that?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Gone Girl

Whilst doing all this traveling I have somehow managed to work in a whole book into the mix! I have mentioned a few times here I was a Chi Omega in college. Now I am an active member of our Alumnae Association for the Greater Baltimore Area and currently lead the book club. This was our first book and I stressed probably too much about which book to choose. Should I choose one I've read and know is good? Should I choose the classic first book of To Kill A Mockingbird, written by a fellow Alumna? Should I choose one no one has read? UGH! So many questions! I finally decided on Gone Girl, one I hadn't read but wanted to and was apparently on a lot of ladies 'to read' list! Whew! We had our first gathering the other night  at Wit and Wisdom and I was pretty nervous!

What if no one showed? What if no one read it? What if they hated it? 
Finally I had 2 takers! We discussed the book and we had a great time! This book is fantastic  I really loved it. However there were a few times it made me feel a little down on marriage, only because of the characters actions, and that I am a sensitive person in that regard. But otherwise it is wonderfully written and such a twisted plot that I think a lot of people would really enjoy it. Mr. Chris is even reading it! Have any of you read Gone Girl? What did you think??

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New York {Day 2 & 3}

The next day we got a late start but were ready to meet some more friends in Chelsea. We started out by walking around theChelsea Market and finding a place to nosh. Everyone wanted to go to a diner but Chris and I were in the mood for something a bit lighter. So we went to LePain Quotidien to share a bread basket and a ham and gruyere sandwich.
By the time we were done our other friends were in Chelsea and we all walked over to the construction of the World Trade Centers and the Memorial. Unfortunately we didn't have the forethought to book tickets and didn't get to go and see it. By the time we were ready for the next site it was time for us to go home and get ready for the party! So we primped and changed and scuttled over to DinoBarbeque. It was so lovely! They decorated it so it was like we were back in North Carolina and they both looked great. Laura wore a beautiful white strapless dress with a sweetheart neck, a flowy bottom, just above knee length and a sparkly belt. There were wonderful toasts and delicious food. We had so much fun. And it was relaxing but Chris and I were still pretty tired so instead of going to the after party we went home to get some sleep.

Everyone else was leaving the next day so they packed and then we all went to brunch with the rest of the wedding party. After brunch we went to the Bronx Zoo! It was so nice! The weather was just perfect and we saw a ton of animals. Since it was Sunday it closed a little early and Chris and I went back to Harlem to get some sleep before his interview and my day of work. We ordered a pizza for the two of us and had a nice night in until...Chris realized he was supposed to be at his social! Whoops!
Monday we took the same train in opposite directions, me to Rockefeller Center and Chris to the Bronx. It was so cool to be in the NY office! Walking around our office was probably the most tourist-y thing that I did while I was there! It was so fun, and everyone was really sweet. Chris came to meet me so we could wade our way to the bus together! It started down poring as we were walking! But we made it without being totally drenched. Then home we went! It was so nice to sleep in our own bed, and wash our faces in a sink that was normal size and not fight 4 other people for it! All in all a great trip and I'm ready to go back! Have you guys ever been to NY? Do you live there? (jeal) Do you have a favorite memory of NY?


After only a few interruptions from an older couple next to us we woke up safe and sound in New York! We were dispatched right next to Madison Square Garden and Korea town. Of course neither of us was in the mood for Korean but completely famished. We quickly walked several blocks to find Havana NY and helped ourselves to a couple cubanos. We then walked around and acclimated ourselves to the NY Subway, our first stop was Central Park to hang out while we waited for the rest of our party to come in from Philly and Seattle. About 30 minutes before (we thought) they were due to come in Chris suggested we start walking. He said it was about a mile. Our place was in Harlem. DOES THIS LOOK LIKE A MILE TO YOU!?
In all we walked almost 10 miles! So by the time we got there I was exhausted to the brink of tears. We had already been walking since we got there and I was obviously exhausted. Apparently Chris thought I was going to cry because of where we were staying. Either way we finally made it and we waited for the rest of our friends to meet us. We had set plans for later that night to see Eric and Laura before their wedding celebration. Since we were all tired and one of us was on a three hour time difference we found a place to eat nearby. This place might have been the nicest place for Mexican food in Harlem, La Condesa. They were SO nice, not only the people that worked there but the patrons as well. We all ended up chatting and eating for around four hours! It was a blast, we shared some guacamole and calamari and I got an enchilada which I don't normally get but it was highly recommended and Chris and I shared what was basically a bananas foster and a Mexican hot chocolate. Then we finally rolled out a bit closer the the Upper West Side to the Five Lamps Tavern for drinks and to meet Laura and Eric's families. It was so nice to meet the people who helped form the two people we all love so much. The siblings are always the best to meet because they know everything about them. We headed back far too late and we all promptly passed out. But not after the fellas enjoyed there usual nosh of late night McDonalds. Oh boys!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


So last I wrote I was returning from Phoenix only to come back to a packed week of: Season THREE of Downton Abbey with friends in Mount Vernon; Chris gone to interview at NOVA in Fort Lauderdale; and then packing for not only an interview at Montefiore but also a wedding in New York City! All this in 3 days! Ah! I can't believe we survived it! But I had the images of Downton in my brain to keep me calm! ;)
Downton Season Three is seriously amazeballs guys. I won't give anything away besides that it's amazing and if you haven't gotten on the bandwagon you need to. STAT! It picks back up in the US on January 6th.

Mr. Chris really liked visiting Florida, and one of his best friends, oh yeah and interviewing...
I had to pick him up literally at the crack of dawn on Friday. Just enough time for us to pack and get probably 3 hours of sleep before we BoltBus-ed up to New York! Thankfully I can sleep pretty much anywhere and promptly hit the snooze as soon as I found a spot. More about our trip to New York next!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Like a piece of toast

Whew! Back from Phoenix and my was that place dry! We were delayed getting there by a few hours but we made it to In-N-Out before promptly passing out!

The next day we went to Frank Lloyd Wrights winter home, Taliesin West. It was so cool! Like all his houses and buildings are, but it was particularly cool to see a place where he actually lived and worked and hear the stories about how he regularly altered the house and how he created a school there that corresponded with the original Taliesin studio. There are so many stories that come with architecture, the beginning, planning, planning, planning, executing, planning, altering, building, building, planning, altering and with Frank Lloyd Wright there is rarely a final final product. I think I'll write a little blog about FLW when I get back from my NEXT trip!

Follow along on twitter and instagram to see where we go next! Username for both is marisa_camille Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Come sail away...

Ah! This week has been so crazy and it's just going to get more intense as the month goes on! My body finally gave in a caught the cold that has been going around my office(s). Of course the second I said I was feeling hoarse husband went to school to get his flu shot! But that didn't stop us from going out sailing with some office friends! We got all the way to Key Bridge and back to the Harbor. We got to see where Francis Scott Key wrote the poem which is now our National Anthem, which I think is pretty cool! It was the perfect weather to go out but being as I was still sick I got home and went straight to bed!

Thankfully I am feeling much better now just in time for a weekend trip! Where? You'll just have to follow the breadcrumbs on my instagram and twitter! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What day is it?

YAY! Love Mean Girls! AND #WhatShouldWeCallMe! Chris and I are going on a hopefully fun and rain free outing tonight, I hope you are all wearing your pink!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Oh hi there!

Oh my goodness the door has be shoved open and I am allowed back into my blog! I have no idea what happened but I guess blogger revamped itself so now I'm back! And not a moment too soon! We missed all of summer but it's cool because it wasn't anything too spectacular. But thankfully our Fall will be packing a punch! The one big thing that happened over the summer is I found out


Ah! We found out via Skype that we'll be welcoming my little nephew in 5 months! My dad had to be up here for work so we got the watch together. After celebrating, me, my dad, and Chris went to Woodberry Kitchen and stuffed ourselves silly. Enjoying the lovely farm to table fair and sharing a bottle of wine, we all went to bed with very full bellies. We took dad to the airport and said our goodbyes before Chris and I went on a baby extravaganza. Bye bye paycheck! Little boy clothes are just too adorable! Then we had our own wild weekend filled with friends, birthdays and a couple more late nights.
In other news Chris and I are going to be doing A LOT of traveling throughout October and November. He is applying to schools for Orthodontics and going to interviews all over the country and I'll be right next to him the whole time. We're pretty excited to visit all these cool places we've never been before and do some exploring! It's a very exciting time in our house! So be on the lookout for our clues and see where we go next!


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