Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
God gave me two because thats how many I can handle!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
We took this picture on Friday morning BUT we did not actually do the tour until Saturday. You were basically allowed nothing inside the white house except your id and some cash - no cameras, cell phones, etc. It was really neat to see the inside.
Taylor and I, in our accidently and nearly identical outfits, outside Union Station.
So that my computer does not fry and you brain does not go numb I am only posting those pics of the 140 I took! But when I say we covered alot of ground I mean alot. We saw the Jefferson, Lincoln, Washington, WWII, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Vietnam, Navy, and 56 Signers of the Consitution Memorials. We also saw the Museum of Natural History, American History, Air and Space. We saw a tiny bit of the Art Museum. We went to the Holocaust Museum. We went to the Archives and saw the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. We did the capital building tour, white house tour, and looked at the Library of Conress. We went to the top of the Old Post Office tower. We listened to the story of Lincoln's assasination inside the Ford Theater. We went to Arlington where we saw Taylor's grandfathers grave, JFK's grave, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the guard, Robert E. Lee's house now known as Arlington House, and the Civil War unknown soldiers tomb. We took taxis and rode the metro. We went to Georgetown, Chinatown and Union Station. We found the buildings that house the US Treasury, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, FBI and the Department of Justice. And we had a great time!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Also funny ... on the way home the kids told me how they would make sure that daddy kept the house clean while I was gone...Tristan says "Don't worry mom when you come back we'll have the house spick and spack." Good to know, Tristan, good to know.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I know that I got married very young, had kids very young. And those were decisions I made. So maybe everyone else got the going out with their girlfriends out of their systems early on but I really crave that "me time" and someone or someones to go see chick flicks with or try a new restaurant with (Todd doesn't work for that bc hes too picky) or get a couple of drinks. I feel like those women that also feel like that also have to be out there and I dont know how to find them.
Sorry for the vent...
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
For those of you that don't know on the 16th I am headed to DC with my mom and sister in law, Taylor. We are going for my mom's 50th birthday.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
1 - yoga. I am not totally sold but I am not against it either. I feel stretched out but I still (have done this before a long time ago) feel like going to the gym should leave a person (a)sore (b)sweating or (c)knowing they burnt a bunch of calories. Yoga, at least Yoga I, does not leave me a,b or c. Stretched out yes, relaxed kind of. But I'll go back, keep it up for a couple of weeks, work up to a harder class and see if I see results.
2 - spanish class. Tonight my friend Di and I start Conversational Spanish I at SPC. Its a "life long learning" class that is not for credit nor grade. So it should be relaxing and I would really like to learn enough to communicate very basically with my patients - ask names, birthdays, if they need food/drink, or any other basic need type of thing.
Oh yeah and I got new blog decorations. The sheer amounts of rain recently made me feel the need to brighten up silly things in my life - wardrobe, blog, purse, etc.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
The rain finally stopped and we had a nice lunch followed by a lazy day at home. Then we packed a picnic and the camp chairs and headed to the Safety Harbor Marina for fireworks with our friends Travis and Christie and their little boy Landon! Lots of fun!