Friday was a day off of work for me. I lounged around for awhile in the morning, watching the Today Show (which I love!), and then I accomplished some much-needed chores around the house. Laundry, ironing, and organizing my bureau drawers (thanks to some handy-dandy new organizers from Ikea) took longer than I thought, but I still had time to do some scrapbooking. I'm not sure if I'll finish my wedding scrapbook by our 2nd anniversary, but at least I've made some significant progress!
I attended a women's conference at my church on Fri. night and Sat. morning. We had a great turnout which was a huge blessing :) On Saturday afternoon, Peter and I decided to explore Annapolis, MD, a bit. We've been to Annapolis quite a few times and really like it, but we had never been to the Maryland State House (the oldest continuously-operating state house in the U.S. BTW) or toured any of the historic houses in the downtown area so that's what we did (and I managed to sneak in a little shopping too - not Peter's favorite thing but he's a good sport!).
Harbor Area of Annapolis
It looked like there was some kind of sailboat race going on in the distance, but we couldn't check it out for long because it was freezing near the water!
More boats :)
Maryland State House
William Paca House (Paca was a signer of the Declaration of Independence)
Star Monograms (one of my new favorite shops in Annapolis)
The Pink Crab (an old favorite in Annapolis - how perfect is it that a Lilly Pulitzer store is in the harbor area of town!)
We were really hungry for burgers for some reason after our time in Annapolis so we stopped by Five Guys on the way home which was an excellent decision :) I had not been to Five Guys for over a year and that bacon cheeseburger was way overdue. Saturday night I made Paula Deen's "Symphony Brownies" (the recipe has been making the rounds of various blogs - so easy and 12 kinds of delicious!), and P and I watched The Other Guys which was totally silly and funny and which we really enjoyed.
(image from www.imbd.com)
After church on Sunday, we went to lunch at Jason's Deli with a bunch of friends from our Young Adult Fellowship. It was our friend, JC's, last Sunday with us since she's moving to the Richmond, VA-area this week so it was a little farewell party for her. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures, but we had a great time. We'll miss you, JC!!! Lunch lasted a long time so when we got home, it was already time to make dinner! I made Bean and Corn-Topped Potatoes from Cooking Light which were really simple and filling.
(image from Oxmoor House, Cooking Light)
And then it was time to start another work week! Happy Monday :)