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Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Busy Month of March

March was so busy, that I didn't even have time to blog about it. Luckily I am able to take the time to blog today about just all that we did. It began with our two year anniversary on March 14th. Daniel actually couldn't remember when it was, but at least he remembered the month and since he is so cute I'll let it slide. We didn't do too much since we were taking a trip at the end of the month. We went to Old Town San Diego to eat Mexican food, then went to the La Jolla cove to explore the cove and watch the sunset. We also got frozen yogurt from Golden Spoon, yum! It was a great day and I enjoyed spending time with Daniel. He is my best friend and I'm excited to spend many, many more anniversaries with him.

Now for our trip, it was a great trip! We started out flying to Raleigh, NC where we stayed with Daniel's friend Jeff at his place in Durham. While visiting him for the day we checked out UNC's campus at Chapel Hill, visited Duke's campus and Daniel even ran into Reggie Bullock, who plays on the UNC basketball team. He was able to take a picture with him.

The next couple of days we traveled down to Charlotte to see where Daniel grew up and to visit friends of his from high school. He showed me the schools he went to, the church building he attended, and the homes he had loved in. There were tons of trees, just like he had said. He was sad that there were no leaves on them at the time we were there, but I did get to see a lot blossoms on trees. The people were friendly and said yes ma'am and no ma'am. Daniel's friends were nice and even told me how he was on high school...which was exactly what I thought.

After a couple of days in Charlotte we went up north to Frederick, MD to attend Daniel's sister, Amanda's, Baptism. We met up with Daniel's parents, brother Dustin with his family, and sister Becky with her family. The baptism was a sweet, intimate gathering to support Amanda with her decision. We also were able to meet Fiona and Duke, Daniel's niece and nephew, for the first time.

We were also able to visit with Daniel's Uncle Bryan and Aunt Kathy. Getting to know Daniel's family made this a wonderful trip and has definitely made me feel more part of the Joyce family. Along with Bryan and Kathy we toured Mount Vernon which is where George Washington's mansion as well as tomb are located. We also got to walk around DC with them and thanks to the place they were staying in DC, I got to see some picket line action going on.

Going back to DC made me realize how much I liked being in that city. It has lots of free museums to attend, great public transportation and so much history. It was really cold though, but if that city had the same weather as San Diego, lets just say I would be trying to live there.