Saturday, December 25, 2010

M: Christmas in D.C. Part 1

Hi everyone! Merry Christmas! So, I just wanted to share some pics of our holiday vacation in D.C. Bryan's parents are from that area so that's where this year's Christmas was spent. It being Christmas and all I don't have much time to share too much, but here are some fun pics =)

The greatest thing about sharing Christmas in your hometown is you get to see your best friends and spend time with family that you love and....yep....get home cooked meals from Mom that you've loved for years =) Even though this isn't where I grew up, Bryan's family and friends have become my extended family as well, so it's just as much fun for me as it is Bryan to come to D.C.

Bryan and his best friend Chris:

My MIL's incredible peanut butter Hershey kiss cookies:

My MIL's porcupine meatballs:

The Christmas tree:

If you've never been to downtown Alexandria at Christmas time, seriously is incredible. This is my favorite Christmas shop in Alexandria, the Christmas Attic:

The beautiful city streets:

Dinner at Chef Geoff's in D.C. (fantastic):

A capitol building in D.C.:

The White House:

The National Christmas Tree:

Bryan and I:

The Washington Monument:

Bryan and I:

Hope everyone is having as great a Christmas as I am! More fun holiday pics to come =)


erica said...

Merry Christmas! Looks like lots of fun. Beautiful pictures.


lee said...

Looks like fun. I am originally from the DC area too (Bethesda, MD).

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Merry Christmas!!!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I always think it's more fun to go somewhere for Christmas and see different things. Glad you enjoyed your day! :-)

Pound said...

you've been staying busy!! we got home last night, ill be in touch!

Erica said...

Looks like fun. Cute pic of u and bry miss u

Katie said...

Merry Christmas, Mandi! Looks like you're having a wonderful holiday in DC. Those porcupine meatballs look so interesting! said...

DC looks like alot of fun this time of year too!

Looks like your holiday was fabulous!

Miz said...

more pics
more pics


Anonymous said...

That looks absolutley fabulous! I love how both you and Erica are little women with looming men! :) So cute. I haven't commented on one of your posts before, but I love your additions to the blog, Mandi. I'm so glad you had fun. DC looks amazing. xox Erin

Faith said...

Such gorgeous festive pictures! I hope you ladies had a very Merry Christmas!

Kris | said...

What beautiful pictures and beautiful looking food!!!

I just love everything that goes along with the holidays :)


Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

What a fun time! You and the hubs are so cute together. Can't wait to see more in the next part!

Biz said...

That Christmas tree looks amazing! I've never been to DC over Christmas - beautiful!

Glad you had such a great time. :D

We Are Not Martha said...

Everything looks so pretty! Glad you're having such a fabulous Christmas :)


Anonymous said...

yayyyy for hokies!!

SheFit said...

Merry Christmas! Hope you had an amazing day!

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

Looks like you are having a great Christmas celebration :)

I've never been to Washington DC and the streets look so festive. Thanks for the pictures.

fittingbackin said...

Beautiful!! I love D.C. - it's so clean and picturesque - perfect place to be for Christmas!