Wednesday, May 29, 2013

DC Trip/Med School Graduation Recap

I still can't believe my sister is a doctor! It was a whirlwind weekend-I arrived in DC Friday night and left Monday (on a delayed flight). I almost thought I wouldn't make it back for work Tuesday morning. But I did and I am so glad I was able to see my sister graduate.

Friday night was the big gala that the students throw. My sister was on the planning committee and they did a great job. It was held at the recently renovated Fairmont. There was a fancy dinner, award ceremony, dancing and a photo booth. My other sister and I went as my sister's guests.

Saturday morning I was able to meet up with my friend H. She moved to DC shortly after I left so it was fun to see her place and visit in DC. We went to Lauriol Plaza for lunch (well we went mostly for their swirl margaritas!). Maybe one day we will actually live in the same city at the same time! ;)

Saturday night was our family dinner at Nora's. We had a big group (my mom, my dad, my stepmom, both of my sisters, my brother in law and his parents, and Baby Nautical) so we booked a private room (the Parlor Room was the perfect size, they even had a high chair for Baby Nautical). Our meal was delicious! Nora's jump started the farm-to-table movement and in 1999, Restaurant Nora became the first certified organic restaurant in the United States. Pretty impressive!

Sunday morning we had a group brunch at the Greenhouse at the Jefferson hotel. Again we had a private room which was perfect for our bigger group and Baby Nautical.

Sunday afternoon was the graduation ceremony. There was a reception after and then the sisters and my mom headed to Quill Bar at the Jefferson for appetizers and drinks with some of the graduate's local friends and my cousin and her husband who live in the area.
Baby Nautical says his aunt is #1!

So proud of my sister!


  1. Many congrats to your sister!!! Glad you were able to get back to DC and enjoy some time here!!!

  2. It was great to see you - I wish it had been for longer though! And it was great to meet the baby too!
    Hope to see you in LA/Charleston/DC etc soon!

  3. What a fabulous weekend and congrats to your sister!! I had forgotten how much alike we are..older sister doctors and our nephews were born at the same time. I love it!

  4. Congrats to your sister! Glad you enjoyed your whirlwind weekend :)

  5. Congrats to your sister. What a trip you had!


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