Jordan loves to tell people he lives a tortured life as an “Instagram Husband,” which essentially means he’s forced to take more photos than he’d like, and he has to wait three minutes after his food arrives while I take photos to document the moment. Yes, I’m sure you’re all feeling a lot of pity for him. Does anyone else hear the violins??
It’s not all doom and gloom for Jordan — I’d been looking to get him something nice to let him know how much I appreciate him, not just for the photography moments he endures, but for all of the time he pours into being a great husband, father, friend, and pastor. I’m happy to report, I think I found the perfect thing: a cool wood watch.
Is anyone else having a hard time believing we’re heading into the last weekend of January already? It feels like 2017 is off to a fast start.
I’m capping off the week with a little round up of things that made the last seven days memorable. Kind of like that classic mixtape you’d make in middle school for a friend, I’m putting my favorites together and passing them on.
In the spirit of celebrating my friend’s birthday, I suggested she and another girlfriend make a trip from D.C. up to NYC for some fun this past weekend. We had such a good time celebrating her in Vegas last year, that I figured it was worth repeating, even if just on a local level. It was great to celebrate her, and selfishly, I’m always looking for an excuse to get together with friends.
Here are a few highlights, which made for a really fun girlfriends weekend in NYC…
When Jordan and I were dating and living in different cities, we both looked forward to when the other person would visit, and we’d get to introduce them to our favorite food spots (mine in D.C. and his in NYC).
Since those very early days, Jordan has been telling me that I had to try this one spot in NYC with crazy unique burgers — a Slovakian burger that’s wrapped in dough and deep fried, to be exact.
For the past couple years, Nashville has been on my list of U.S. cities I wanted to visit, based on all the great things I was always hearing about the place. So when Jordan had work-related reasons to travel to Nashville last week for a couple of days, I was all in to tag along and make a trip of it.
And I can see what all the hype is about.