Monday, March 29, 2010

The Trip

* The condo in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia and King Street
* Dinner at Joe Thiesmans Restaurant
* Listening to dads comments at his first trip in a Whole Foods store (where is the "normal" food?)
* The entire Arlington National Cemetery
* The Holocaust Memorial Museum
* The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Money)
* National Museum of Natural History
* National Air and Space
* National Museum of American History

*National Archives
* Soup and Sandwiches at PotBelly's
* The tour of the U.S. Capitol
* Mom creating then eating the most expensive salad at the Capitol cafeteria ( it's 65 cents an ounce, not an all you can eat buffet)
* Library of Congress
* The Supreme Court of the U.S.
* The Washington Monument
* The Lincoln Memorial
* World War II Memorial
* The Tidal Basin- cherry blossoms
* Vietnam Veterans Memorial
* Ford Theater
* The White House
* The Spy Museum (Gift Shop)
* Lunch at Cosi's
* The DC Temple and Visitor Center
* A temple session
* Lacey's mission: Spanish wards, friends, companions & converts
* Listening to Lacey, dad and Shanda speak Spanish
* Dinner at Cheeburger Cheeburger with Jovino
* Shopping in the city
* Baltimore- Inner Harbour, Charm City Cakes, Camden Park
* Metro Rides

The Family in front of the Washington DC Temple

Washington DC Visitor Center (where Lacey spent 40% of her mission)

The White House

Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin

Arlington National Cemetery

The tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington... AWESOME!

Lacey and Shanda at Air and Space Museum

Lacey and Sommer at Lincoln Memorial

We walked along the Reflecting Pool to the Lincoln Memorial

Dad waiting for us at the park on the side of the Reflecting Pool

Washington Monument ( after three attempts to get tickets for the Washington Monument we finally succeeded- they go fast!)

One of views from the top of the Washington Monument- cirlced up top, The DC Temple. Circled in the middle, the back of the White House.

Where President Lincoln was assassinated at the Ford Theater.

Waiting for the one act play, One Destiny to start at the Ford Theater

Lacey and Kirbie in front of Charm City Cakes, Baltimore (Ace of Cakes)

The Inner Harbor at Baltimore

Flying home in the "Friendly Sky", somewhere between Chicago and Salt Lake City.
Thank you for the eight days/twenty-four hours of entertainment!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

D.C. Bound

Boarding a plane within hours, to meet up with these two in Denver

and these two sisters too
to then visit this

and all that jazz
for eight wonderful days!

Have fun with the kids Steve.

p.s. Do you mind potty-training Chandler?

***family pictures taken by Annie Ballard***

Friday, March 19, 2010

Thirty What?

Breakfast & presents in bed
Lunch with the kids at Kneaders
Dinner with Steve at Tepanyaki
Birthday cake (the Cherub) slice from The Chocolate
Tums from Walgreens

Thank you for the birthday wishes & a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Did You Wear Green?

She wore green...

They wore green...

He wore green for 5.2 seconds (that's how long his shirts stay on these days- in the house, in the car, at the park and even in restaurants).

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Week in the Sun

We drove to sunny Arizona to attend a funeral, but also spent countless hours in the sun with cousins, grandparents and Aunties!

Kate had her first salon experience and was pampered by Aunt Lacey.

Sage got her first trim too and smiled all the way through it.

Sunshine and Family

Celebrating Cousin Anne's 12th Birthday!

Why does he find the ONLY mud puddle and sit down in it???

Miss Smiles

Missing you all!