December 7, 2010

That Wedding in DC


The reason I was in DC was because...
my best friend from grade school got married!!!

I was in the bridal party as one of her bridesmaids
which was amazing because we don't do bridesmaids in Japan.

It was so much fun.
So great to see her get married to her love.





It was also literally a huge reunion
with friends and family who flew in for the wedding.
But I guess weddings are like that.

I can't say it enough, it was a beautiful wedding!

More than anything though
I loved seeing how happy the bride and groom were.

Their love was radiant.




Can you believe we've been friends for over 20 years?

I love that even though we've all changed
our friendship has stayed the same.

And now our family has grown
to include husbands, too!

Wishing the bride and groom all the happiness in the world! xx



December 3, 2010

That Trip to DC


Landed in DC.
Yes, the capital of the United States.

It's not really a popular destination among Japanese people.
Which was great because my flight wasn't as crowded.

I'd been here once before when I was younger.
My family took a road trip from Michigan in the winter.

But I didn't really remember much about it
so I was excited to be here.



DC is filled with old brick buildings and it was beautiful.
Also can we talk about the Smithsonian? Free museums are amazing!





My grade school friends were also in town
and we decided to go out to eat.

There are so many different types of cuisine to choose from here!

A taxi driver recommended an Ethiopian restauraunt
so we went there and it was delicious!

I had no idea what we were eating
but I loved it.

And weirdly, we were all vegetarian.
(I was thinking in my head...so American! haha)

We were so far from Michigan, and yet
we managed round up a handful of our grade school friends
for a night out in DC.

We had the best time!





Next...onto the real reason we were in DC :D