Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cherry Blossoms

Steve and I head back into the educational vortex tomorrow, so I figured I'd give a quick update on our lives. Turns out, Team Adams is taking a minimalist approach to blogging in 2011...

First exciting event:

Our new piano.

Thank you, Craigslist.

Next exciting event:

Witnessing Miss Marshall become Mrs. Odom at the Salt Lake temple on 8 March 2011. Fastest trip of my life (16 hours on Utah soil...or snow), but absolutely worth it. Thank heavens for the EST and MDT time zone difference that worked in my favor, otherwise, I would have missed it.

The wedding was a wonderful reunion of dear friends from high school and we could finally see if our marriage predictions that we started in high school were correct - as in, who got married in what order. Here's how it actually turned out:

Savannah (2006)

Holly (2007)

Kristen (2009)

Penny (2010)

Ann (2011)

Pretty sure all of our projections were wrong, but it's pretty cool to realize that we've all found incredible spouses regardless of the timing.

Exciting event #3:


Lots of green. Lots of orange. Lots of fun.

Waiting for the parade to start by exploring an old cemetery.

Even though the bagpipes are associated with Scotland, the pipers were the coolest participants in the parade. We miss Scotland like crazy, but seeing a few pipe bands brought it all back for a few moments.

Final exciting event this month:

Spring Break in D.C.

We both had the week off between quarters and the Glenn School at OSU arranged a networking week for all MPA students that wanted to attend. We figured we'd spend time with family and start networking in the DC area at the same time.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival started this weekend in D.C. and I must say, D.C. during the cherry blossom season (late March to mid-April) is stunning. I took this picture while meandering in the Dupont Circle area en-route to the Textile museum. It is now second in the "From picture to painting" queue.

The Tidal Basin.

3,750 Cherry Trees.

Started out as a gift of friendship from Japan in 1912.

Don't they provide a beautiful backdrop for the Jefferson Memorial?

Happy Spring.