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Brian-and-his-parents-on-Sanibel-Beach

This is not a good picture. The sky was too overcast, the composition isn’t quite right and the framing leaves something to be desired, and yet, I really love this picture, and thought I would share it today (originally intended for Wednesday, but whatever). This is a great picture. 

As I mentioned before, Brian and I were in Sanibel, Florida, where we joined his parents for the first two days of their annual winter vacation (Cleveland winters are no joke). This was my first visit, but Brian and his entire family have vacationed on the little island for generations. The weather this time wasn’t great (torrential downpours and our swimsuits never made it out of our bags), and we had to make an unfortunate visit to the emergency room (thankfully everyone’s ok), but I still found myself having a really good time. We got to celebrate my father-in-law’s birthday, enjoyed great conversation over delicious meals (the Weisses love their eating out), I fed grapes to adorable squirrel monkeys, and I had my first Dairy Queen Blizzard in years. Life was good. And being that this was my first time there, it all felt like a special Weiss-Feinberg-family rite of passage that I was really grateful to experience. 

Anyway, back to this picture. I really like it, because, as whatever as it is, it captures a very content-looking Brian walking back from the beach followed by his parents, two people he loves very much. His relationship with his parents is very different from the one I have with mine. Conversations with my mom and dad are best described as concise, loud and argumentative (in the most loving Chinese way, of course). Brian’s are long, winding and involved. And even though he almost always picks inopportune times to have these hour-plus phone calls (like when I’m hungry), I really admire his love and respect for his mom and dad.

This picture makes me think of that. And reminds me that with each step we all take, our parents, the ones who helped us get there in the first place, are never far behind. 

Bob and Cathy, thanks for always being there for him. You raised a good one.

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Pic Me Up - Atlanta April
Any chance I had of posting things on time went out the window when a mountain of projects and a day-trip to New York were added to my schedule. New York was great (try the Grand Central Oyster Bar if you like seafood). In a nutshell, loving Atlanta life (especially the pizza at Antico’s) and can’t wait to experience the rest this city has to offer!

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Pic Me Up - Cleveland April
Is it really Wednesday already? As I attempt to stay on top of things (in other areas of my life, since I’m clearly dropping the ball on blogging), here’s a quick look at our time in Cleveland over the weekend. 

Having just moved me to Atlanta the Sunday prior, Brian and I really could have used the weekend to finish unpacking and whatnot, but at the same time, were quite grateful to leave our messy apartment behind for some much needed wedding planning and quality time with his family. Unpacking would have to wait. I don’t want to give too much away (our flowers won’t look like that), but a lot of what you see are sights from the Cleveland Museum of Art where, in case you’re new to this blog, Brian and I are getting married in August. Fun fact: they have hands-down the best cafeteria ever and their mac and cheese might be the very best we’ve ever had. If it’s any indication of what our wedding dinner will be like, we’ll all be in for a great treat!

Ok, back to work now. Happy hump day to you!

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Pic Me Up - 4.1.15
Doing things slightly out of order this week with a look back at some of the more eventful moments of the last several days. I definitely already miss the amazing DC friends we’ve come to know and love, but I have the utmost confidence that we’ll all keep in touch and that Brian and I will have lots of visitors in the years to come. I see many trips to the Coke museum in our future.  

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Pic Me Up - Last days in DC
Here are a few pictures from the the last week. In that time, I’ve been in Colorado, DC, Chicago, and now I’m back in DC for my last two nights before Brian and I move me out on Saturday. So many people to see, so much still to pack, so totally clueless about how I’m going to do it all. Gulp!

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My Precious Car
Not even three days in and any ambitions I had for making this week an on-time blogging week have flown completely out the window. Still, I’m cutting myself a little bit of slack since I tried to take in as much quality time with my parents while at home (heading back to DC today, sniff) and tried to get adjusted to the new job. So before I run off to catch a plane, I thought I’d share a picture of my new favorite mode of transportation – my dear Honda CR-V! Friends of mine know that I’ve fantasized about owning this car for years. I love it so much that I’m fairly confident that I would still opt for this car if I won the lottery. It’s that perfect to me and I’m just that crazy. And then I remember that two of our friends recently bought CR-Vs of their own and I find comfort that we can all be CR-V fanatics together. God bless my precious car and please keep it safe from dings. 

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