Monday, October 22, 2012

Back to Reality

We took a trip last week to the Nation's Capital.  It was a great trip. Everybody traveled well and we all enjoyed seeing the sights and spending time with grandparents.

The weather was perfect. Absolutely perfect. The trees were changing colors and leaves were falling  and covering the ground in a beautiful tapestry of red, orange, and gold. 

Certain three year olds were able to express their needs in overwhelming situations, which involved a LOT of carrying him in crowds, but with four adults, that was easily doable. And we only had one major meltdown. One. Yup, you read that right. That's some serious progress people.

And the oldest two got to learn a lot about our nation's history. Invaluable.

And my favorite  quote of the trip was when we were on the bus headed to the white house and Isaac turned to me with wide eyes and said, "Mom, this is the first time I will ever be face to face with the president."

Um yeah......I wish bud, but we're not actually meeting the president.

Bless his little heart.

So so close.......

And while the kids did a few museums with their grandparents, Todd and I went to the Holocaust Museum. If you've never been, go. It will change you. We're still talking about it. That was some of Satan's best work right there. The overwhelming sense of evil walking through the rooms and reading the stories literally puts weight on your shoulders. And when you walk into the room full of shoes and you can smell the smells, I can't even describe it. Terrible. Terrible.

 Yet hearing the stories of survivors and the joy they were able to find in life afterwards is some of God's best work. 

Because Good will always Win.
We also went to a fun park Todd went to as a young child to watch planes take off and land.
Perfect for frisbee and wrestling and laughs.


We left DC Friday afternoon and headed to Todd's aunt and uncle's house. Stay tuned for more pics of fishing and relaxing. 

Perfect trip. Perfect.

Thanks Grandma and Chips for coming along and providing lodging and making a great trip that much better.

Next time, we'll find shrimp ice cream somewhere. Promise.  ;)


  1. Adorable pics, so glad y'all had fun!

  2. OK, so maybe you missed your calling as a photographer. Something to do in all your spare time, eh? So glad the trip was great and one meltdown is good news. : )

  3. Chips and I had a great time too....our hearts are full of those big and little moments with our "kids" and grands! Sharing the beauty, the history, the laughter, the great questions from a child's perspective and even the heartbreak of Isaac not really seeing the Pres. face to face, it offered SO MANY memories we feel beyond blessed. I am still looking for some Salmon Sorbet!

  4. What great fun and memories! I thoroughly enjoyed the pics and all the smiles. So-so proud of the youngest and his ability to deal with all the commotion and crowds. What a sign of progress! Love you all.

  5. What a great trip! I am so impressed with Owen!