San Francisco Carousel


On Pier 39 stands the most photogenic carousel- okay when is a carousel not photogenic though? Of course we had to stop & take photos. ? 

This weekend was a blast with family! My mom has the pictures on her phone with all of us in front of the carousel. We were celebrating my older brother, Sam’s, birthday since it’s tough for us to fly down there at the end of the month. #StudentLife 

We had fun celebrating though. He tried to get one of the workers at Fuddruckers to sing to him. It didn’t work. Haha but we sang to him later! Here were the different things he asked me for while he was here. He is so cute! He didn’t ask me for the last item on the list, but apparently he’s been asking mom for that for the past few weeks!

? Sam’s Birthday Wishlist ?

  • A notebook. No, not The Notebook, just a blank notebook.
  • An LA Lakers Magazine. Apparently he has been a closet fan until now? ?
  • 2 buddy passes to LAX. He already flys for free… ? 
  • A new iPhone 8. I can’t fault him there. 

I just love him! He is hilarious and oh so sweet. 

Okay well, that’s enough for now. If you’re ever in San Francisco, go check out Pier 39! This is just one of the many cool things on the list. 

Happy Sabbath!

XOXO,

Alyse

DC Tourists


Washington DC is my favorite city in the world. ?? Before we met, Nick and I both used to live in DC. In fact, we worked in the same small office there, except he just went to finish his degree before I arrived. 

This was our third trip back together in the last few years (usually we go for cherry blossoms ?). But it is so fun to just walk around and be a tourist! We saw these buildings every single day on the walk to our office, but somehow they still amaze me. Not surprised though because they are rich with history and beautiful. 

We walked around the mall on the morning of the Fourth of July and it was relatively empty! I mean look at my pictures. That never happens… let alone on a holiday… let alone on a holiday celebrating America!! I think everyone must’ve been at the Nats game or at the parade or something or maybe just sleeping in for the day? Either way, it was an incredible surprise!

We started up near The Library of Congress, Supreme Court, & the Capitol building. Then we sauntered down and around, passing by Smithsonian after Smithsonian. Of course, we decided to pop in our fav Smithsonian- The National Museum of American History. We saw the original Star Spangled Banner & it was even cooler to see on the Fourth. ?? 

We then went to my fav exhibit- The First Lady exhibit. I may or may not have teared up… but I mean hello, #goals. Also, they have most of their Inaugural Ball dresses there! ? 

After that, we ubered to Good Stuff to eat. So much yum. And for dessert we got a half dozen cupcakes to share from Georgetown Cupcakes. 

Have y’all been to DC? What are you favorite things to do? 

XOXO,

Alyse