Cherry Blossoms

If you’ve ever visited Washington in the spring, you know how truly breathtaking the cherry blossoms are – especially at the Tidal Basin at the Jefferson Memorial.  It almost looks like a pink rimmed glass.

A tradition for us, we headed down to the Cherry Blossoms for a little picnic and then over to the Fish Market (where we took our engagement photos), so Ben could get some fresh raw oysters (gag).IMG_0148 IMG_0142 IMG_0135 IMG_0127 IMG_0117 IMG_0111 IMG_0106 IMG_0104


White House Easter Egg Roll

We were fortunate enough to have the exciting opportunity to attend the Easter Egg Roll at the White House this year.  Shaw was still a little too small to really appreciate it, but I think deep down he loved it.  Shaw participated in the actual Easter Egg Roll with his daddy helping him (since he still is a little hesitant to walk) and he got to meet his favorite cartoon ever, Daniel Tiger from PBS.

Below are a few pics from a great afternoon!

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Shaw’s First Birthday!

Man, am I LATE on some posts.  Life has been crazy and this full-time workin’ mama is all over the place.  Oops!  This post is dedicated to the FIRST birthday party for our little guy, Shaw B. Miller.  I will admit life has never been tougher…but it has also never been more rewarding.  Shaw has made our lives pretty much perfect.

So once we returned from our vaca (more on that soon), we arrived just in time to finalize the details for Shaw’s party.  We decided to just invite his grandparents instead of putting our friends through yet another first birthday party.  Because Shaw was born on March 15th…Ides of March, we decided to make the party a TOGA PARTY!  Fitting, right?  We all wore togas, and baby Shaw wore a little Roman gladiator costume.   Needless to say, he loved being the center of attention, he loved all his gifts and that baby LOVE LOVE LOVED his cake :)  I will let the pictures below speak for themselves.

As a side note, the picture on the bottom needs a little explaining.  My parents got him a birthday cake knife with the date of his first birthday.  This knife will also be available to cut his groom’s cake on his wedding day (okay enough of that or I will cry all night – ha!)

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