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What do you get when you have a couple who gets married in the middle of the summer and moves to a new place, a husband who doesn’t start work until the end of the summer, and a wife who doesn’t have a job yet? 

You get an extra long honeymoon.

That’s basically what the past month has been for the Brodie Abode. And it has been awesome. A month to settle into our new home, become familiar with the area, explore the mountains, and explore the city. See old friends, make new friends. Go to bed at 1 and wake up at 10, with mornings spent lazily drinking coffee and catching up on my blogs.

It’s been grand, but would you believe me if I said I was ready for a change of pace?

Ian officially started his job today, and I have a couple interviews lined up this week. It’s time to ditch the leggings and tank tops and put on a suit (maybe a new pencil skirt?) and make my way into the world as a working woman. It’s that feeling where, towards the end of the summer, you were ready to go back to school. Which, incidentally, is happening today at Penn State with the start of classes…and I’m not a student for the first time in 20 years? 

We had a fantastic last weekend of honeymoonin’ at home, and it turned out to be more fun and exciting than we had originally planned! On Saturday afternoon we navigated the Metro to meet my brother and sister in-law and a PSU friend in DC. This consisted of parking in a shady mall, hiking across the shady mall parking lot and across the highway to the farthest station away from downtown.

An hour and a half later, we arrived at Dupont Circle for dinner at the Bier Baron, a rustic pub-like restaurant that had 500 kinds of beer.

I found a vintage store called Meeps. Pretty much made my night.

And we got our first taste of city nightlife.

We rolled home after a long Metro ride back, complete with a random run in with a State College friend (which induced lots of screams and squealing) and proceeded to sleep until 11:00. Whoops.

We awoke to texts from our new friends Matt and Erin who had free tickets to the Phillies/Nationals game. So I experienced my first major league baseball game–AND got to wear red. It was great.

And then the rain came, and after five innings we peaced out. I decided that all baseball games should be five innings. The perfect amount of time before I get antsy!

Then we came home and Ian made hot sauce.

It was a very productive weekend!

And guess what…

We got our wedding photos!

I hope you’re as excited as I am. Not sure if that’s entirely possible, but let’s just say they are perfect. Let the wedding recaps begin!