this was a really good month.
one night as we were falling asleep earlier this spring i turned to tyler and said, “i’m going to dc. i miss my friends!” and so some of my friends who live in utah now all planned a trip back to eat all the foods, see all the sights, etc etc etc. it was so fun! we went at the perfect time of year so it wasn’t too sweaty and tourism wasn’t in full force yet. here i am riding my beloved metro and it brought back all the memories! and eating the mushroom burger at shake shack. we all went to maryland to stay at kaile’s house for a proper sleepover, ate bagels and went to great falls.
then the most important parts of dc!!! meeting eliza’s baby and eating ice cream from jeni’s. OMG best ice cream. i beg of you to go to jeni’s if you have one in your city. it is next level delicious. we had an outdoor nacho party which was delicious and so sticky sweaty, in true DC fashion.
i had new objectives on this trip, but going to the african american museum was one of them. and since i have a friend who works for the smithsonian, she just got me right in! friends in high places! another important goal was eating eating cava, (which is the most delicious salad ever.) feels good to accomplish, goals, ya know?! also i was in DC on mother’s day, so after a nice 1 hour of church we went to pancake house for mother’s day brunch! and then i got to get on the phone with my own mother and actually my entire family. we got to talk to mr. elder payton ball and it was great.
one weekend at the end of may we went to boise to see my family. we went on a drive up above bogus basin, hiked to the top of table rock as per tradition, and just hung out together. it was really fun to have everyone together sans the washington missionary.
and then a couple other things of note, like these very important smoked salmon rice bowls with pickled veggies and avocado!!! and i planted flowers and i feel like usually doing this just means that i am going to break my own heart later in the season when they don’t grow, but! i am hopeful this year.
also, lindsay moved to salt lake for the summer so i have been taking full advantage of having a sister close by. as depicted below, we have eaten lots of food. also the middle pics are from the first hike we found of the season, and it totally down poured on us while we were still 2 miles out! the bottom one is our take on “your mom and dad take a selfie together” we are perfecting it!