I haven't been motivated to update my blog this week...but not because it wasn't a really wonderful week.
On Monday, I had a late dinner with my buddy Ashish, who introduced me to Coastal Flats in Tysons Corner--I had some amazing bbq beef ribs. Wednesday night, I met up with Gretchen, Brian, and Allison at the Hard Times Cafe in Herndon for a hearty bowl of Texas chili. And on Thursday night, I visited Ginger and James at their house for a bit of homemade potroast and James' own yummy cheesecake.
Friday night, I made my way south to Richmond for a too-short visit with my family. My parents and I had some wine, discussed the price of gas, and listened to my dad's collection of folk albums.
But on Saturday...I got to experience a first. I got to visit with and hold and stare at and cooo over my nephew Benjamin. So Saturday night, my folks, Jodi and my brother Cliff, my aunt Teela and uncle Jim all got together for some food on the grill, old slides, and discussions of diaper changing. I can't tell you how amazing it was to see my brother as a papa. I was so proud.