On Tuesday, one of our facebook friends posted that the play she was in had tickets for $10.
I pointed it out to Matt and said that I wish we could go.
He looked at me and said, "Okay, buy them."
I was a bit shocked since her play was 3 1/2 hours away in near DC.
But hey, I'm all for random spontaneous trips.
We called his grandparents to make sure we could stay at their house.
They were gracious enough to let us at such short notice.
We were so excited.
The play was awesome.
It was Les Mis, and despite the fact that there is a major movie based? on the musical,
neither Matt or me had watched it before.
To sum up the performance, there were some great solos, a cute kid, and some convincing deaths.
Matt stayed awake the whole time,
and now both of us kind of want to read the book.
(If you've read the book, let me know!)
I got to try out my extremely lucky birthday present to myself.
We will not discuss how long I've been coveting this clutch or how awesome of a deal I got it at.
We'll just say that I was jumping up and down for a very long time.
Then we went home and slept to get ready for the Smithsonian.
We were planning on just going to Art muesum...but on the way I got sidetracked by a sign that said,
"Hope Diamond display".
I have been fascinated about the story of this diamond for years,
so we took a quick detour to go check it out.
There were many other beautiful jewelry pieces.
Like these earring worn by Marie Antoinette.
We had a splendid time.
I took so many photos.
I'm just going to put them up...in no particle order.
They let you borrow strollers at the Art Museum.
I couldn't believe how cute it was.
Madeleine had to go in.
The Spanish version of Phili's "Love" statue was more what I expected than the original.
Madeleine loved all the rooms with plants in the museum.
If you didn't know, T-Rex's eat money.
I'll read about aviation over "15 Sex Secrets that he wishes you knew" any day.