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4.14.2010

i looked for obama. but i suppose he was, oh you know, kinda- busy with some important conference.








i had the most wonderful time spending monday and tuesday in washington d.c.
naomi, josh, and kingsley so kindly welcomed me into their home.

we picnicked in the park, cruised around town in the bug, headed to the docks for live crab, spoke about beliefs, visited the national gallery, carefully dissected cupcakes, (josh even attempted to illuminate the male mind for me).

but mostly naomi and i did what girlfriends do. we talked. at our picnic. in the car. meandering through museums. with mouths full of frosting (me).
and i returned to new york feeling new again.

it's funny that for as long as i've known naomi--as long as i've watched her grow and change and fall in love, and build a life, i am still constantly surprised by the depth of her goodness. because the thing is, it just keeps going.

naomi, josh: thank you for showing me d.c., making me laugh, and for filling me up with such love.

35 comments:

April Skye said...

Oh gosh! How wonderful the weather is! Nothing like a quick holiday to recharge the batteries :)
I went to washington DC back in 2000... it doesnt feel that long ago, but i still remember how beautiful and patriotic it is :)

April Skye xx

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Emily said...

What a nice tribute to your friend! Looks like you had a gorgeous time - those cupcakes are works of art! Being able to get away and talk deeply with a good friend is such a gift and so vital to our well-being!

brlracincwgrl said...

A beautiful time it looks like you spent in D.C.

I love picnics and cupcakes, especially shared with those close to me!

Lovely :)

AbbieBabble said...

Aren't trips to visit girlfriends the best? (I hate the word "girlfriend" in this context, but I think it's the only one that fits). They are so restorative, and it sounds like you needed it. Hooray for restoration!

p.s. That picture of you both with the crabs? Love.

Amanda said...

It looks like you had amazing time. Washington DC has never looked better! I'm jealous of all the sun you guys were running around in.

Mel said...

DC is such a gorgeous place. Glad it (and good friends) left you feeling rejuvenated!

Jessica Tingey said...

so glad you enjoyed dc! i just work in that little top window to the left of your head in that building in your first picture. the weather was perfect for you on monday. love, love, love your writing.

Ruth said...

You two are beyond gorgeous.

The Rookie said...

There is no balm in this world quite like a good friend.

And I agree with Ruth, you both are glowing in these photos.

Glad you had a wonderful time!

communikate. said...

beautiful photos!!

Signorina Svizzera said...

you girls look so glam!! and i'm jealous of the cupcakes and illumination of the male mind (i think we could all use a bit of that).
i'm glad you had such a great time, if anyone deserves a fabulous getaway, it's you!
:)

Brittan said...

how wonderful! i'm glad you got a refreshing break from new york. you girls are so beautiful. (i love the picture of you both holding crabs... ha!)

Camilla Leila said...

what beautiful words you wrote about your beautiful friend. you girls are lucky to have one another, thats for certain. I dream of having a girl friend like that.

Molly Mouse said...

Looks like a super fun trip! You guys are adorable.

Annie Cristina said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful trip! You're both two of my favorite bloggers. :-)

P.S.)I like the new banner!

Brittany said...

you two look so pretty! i'm jealous of your fun. i just love trips and friends that fill you up.

Micaela said...

there is nothing like girl talk that makes you leave with a smile and "feel new again." The BEST feeling ever!

and these pictures of you two are too much!- 2 girls i would give anything to be/look more like in ONE setting? ;)

you are beautiful. i bet Mr. President is sad to have missed you ;)

i'm glad you had a fun getaway in our beautiful Capitol.

xoxo

CAPow! said...

it looks like you guys had so much fun! did you get to hang out with kingsley? i <3 him, so cute!

Shanley said...

OH! You make me miss the district SO much. I just loved living in historic dc :(

Lucie said...

The pictures are gorgeous, the sun, the beautiful houses, the yummy picnic and cupcakes... I love it, and it seems like you girls had a great time !
Btw, your green top (or is it a dress ?) on the first picture looks amazing, where did you get it ?

Mandy said...

you photos are amazing. love your blog and you style of writting

ahlin said...

that looks like so much fun! i think i need to find a cupcake shop around here.... :)

Holly said...

i love dc. but obama wasn't there when i went either. sucky :(

Michely Medeiros. said...

your trip looked like it was sooo much fun.....

CC. said...

you are sooooo soooo pretty girlie! i love the pic of you and the cupcake box on tazas blog.

Taylor Norris said...

pssst: I just found out the Cubs are headed your way to play the Mets next week! Not sure who you root for, but isn't that fun?

celebrittany said...

what pretty pretty pictures! DC is such a lovely place..

Margaretta said...

Oh yes, The Parachute Blouse. I have it too!

. . . and oh, how I love it.

iheartkiwi said...

girlfriends are good for the soul. it looks like you guys had an amazing time!

Becca said...

You are too cute! I love all these pictures. Cupcakes are the most fun thing, ever!

danika jane said...

sounds like naomi and josh are really good people. you're lucky to have great friends.

Jacob said...

sounds like an incredibly awesome time!! Glad you had a bomb! :)

Rachel said...

I looked at your photos and you friend, and my first thought was, is this real? Did this come from a magazine or is this really someone's life? Do people really dress so beautifully and look so graceful and so happy and so casual all at once?

I think your vacation renewed me a little :).

Claire Kiefer said...

This is such a sweet blog post! You both look stunning, and it sounds like a phenomenal and restorative trip. There is just nothing like girlfriends to help soothe your soul . . .

Shawn Tina said...

this post reminds of how much i love and miss dc. i must find my way back to my city. are those cupcakes from gtown cupcakes? i think so...lovely pictures as well.