A great birthday

June 15, 2013

Thursday the 13th of June was my 26th birthday, and turned out to be my best one yet.  Usually I dread my birthday, not because of getting older but because I have always had bad birthdays.  The past couple years I have had to work late, have had some major problem to deal with, or someone just ruined my day.  So, I think of my birthday as a day I…


Iron Man 3, Military Spouse Appreciation, Step Out with the USO, and the Old Guard All Ranks Ball

May 12, 2013

It has been a crazy busy weekend for us. Thursday night we were given free premiere tickets for “Iron Man 3” at the Hoffman AMC in Alexandria, VA by the GI Film Festival, which was sponsored by the Gary Sinise Foundation.  The Gary Sinise Foundation had invited military personnel and wounded warriors, which I thought was really nice.  They also had a raffle, and Michael T. Williamson (the actor who…


Eric Church, a Pony Club Reunion, and “War Horse”

October 28, 2012

Busy weekend!  A few weeks ago I had bought tickets to see Eric Church in concert for Nathan’s birthday.  He was coming to town, and Nathan kept talking about how he wanted to get tickets, but he shouldn’t, but he wanted to, but he couldn’t.  So, I did it for him.  We had the BEST time, and I would absolutely recommend a concert of his to friends!!  Justin Moore and…


Hearing those BELLS!

June 25, 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve updated, mostly because the past few weeks have been a WHIRLWIND, to say the least!! The biggest news since my last post – Nathan and I got ENGAGED!!!! It was on June 6, and I had invited him to be my guest for a dinner that my work was hosting at the Mellon Auditorium.  After the dinner, we walked through the monuments, which were…


8k… DONE!!

March 11, 2012

Today was the St. Patrick’s 8k in downtown, DC.  It was also my very first legitimate running race, and the debut of “Team Noob-A-Roo” (though we only had 3 people so it didn’t count!).  I’m ultimately thrilled about how my running mate and I did, and am looking forward to seeing what happens in 4 weeks at our HALF MARATHON!! But not to get ahead of myself… I still have a bit…


What a Mellon!

March 6, 2012

Yesterday I had the opportunity to travel with the President/CEO & the Chief of Staff to check out the location of an upcoming event.  I am assisting in the production of a tribute video to two honorees at the event, so seeing the location and planning out exactly where the video will be shown was essential to the planning process.  Anyway, here is a picture: The event will be at…


My job and Aiken adventures

My last update was December 2nd, and boy has a lot gone on since then! The holidays went without a glitch, and I was lucky to be able to spend Christmas with my family at Millwood this year. Last year I was working in PA, and had to work that morning so I wasn’t able to make it in time for the Judy family Christmas. Post-holidays, I had a few…

January 31, 2011

Birthday, Lasik, and a Wedding!

Been a very busy couple of weeks around here and Millwood! June 13th was my 23rd birthday, and it was awesome. I got to see Nick Thune at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (he has a show on Comedy Central) which was pretty cool! Sunday was spent kayaking on the Potomac River, then home for some champagne and cake with the parents, and then the season premier of True Blood! Couldn’t have…

June 30, 2010

Onward and Upward

Today I concluded my summer job of exercising horses in the Clifton/Fairfax Station area. I met some really great people and feel really happy to have made such great connections (future job possibilities…?). I also found out what a small world it is and what an even smaller horse world it is. It turned out by chance that I was exercising horses owned by the mother of one of the…

July 31, 2009