mom and dad do DC

they came, they saw, i bossed them around, mostly.Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

bill and kris came over for my spring break from the west coast. it snowed the day before they showed up (lol) so spring break was a term used lightly. here’s the thing about the east coast i am learning- the winter is slow to start, but then she is a professional at the “linger longer”. like, linger forever. she’s that awkward friend that doesn’t get social cues as when to leave your house because it is 12 am and you really want to shower and do your laundry, but she is still sitting on your couch. whatever, winter. whatever.

we went to the national botanic garden because i am weirdly obsessed with it…. but it is ok because evidently the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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speaking of apples not falling far from the tree, billy ball and i could be twins.  Processed with VSCOcam with b5 preset

my mom was in teacher heaven.Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

i took them to dinner at founding farmers where we ate everything. my dad, however, made it a point to tell me that he likes jiffy cornbread better than the stuff we cook up there. heresy. heresy!

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the next day i had to work, so they played tourist alone, and i just stole all their pictures.Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

why are they so weirdly small? i don’t know. and then we got pizza and gelato because DUH.Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

the following day we had a proper sunday brunch at farmers fishers bakers. we ate all the food and didn’t look back. my dad was super into the shrimp cocktail, mom was a fan of the french toast. i was a fan of coaching them through the process and telling them everything to eat. IMG_4641

one of my proudest moments during this trip was when my dad complimented my shoes. my shoes! he liked my docs and wanted some for himself, so we marched right up to the dr. martens store and he bought his own. twins!

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at the monuments, dads be shoppin, etc. IMG_0023

martin luther king jr. memorial realness.  Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

i told her to sit on fdr’s lap, but she was afraid of the park rangers.Processed with VSCOcam with b5 preset

we went around georgetown, which, at this time of year, thankfully doesn’t smell like garbage and fish. silver linings! also,     Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

i was stoked to take my parents up to baked and wired, but this is how dad felt about waiting in line for a four dollar cupcake. unimpressed.

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i made them pretend to be having a good time. for posterity and stuff. IMG_4660

anyway, delightful times in dc. next stop, new york, new york.  Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

One comment

  1. I’m so glad you wrote about all of these adventures! Time of my life I tell ya! (Oh, and your dad may not have liked the cupcakes, but I DID!!!)

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