Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Washington D.C.

Last week Rick, Gary and I flew to D.C. to see our Skylar boy! He has been working there since April. This is the longest I have ever gone without seeing my red haired cutie! I think this is preparing me for his being gone for two years on his mission. He was happy to see us and doesn't he look GREAT!

This pic is taken in his apartment which I am happy to say was very tidy:)

He took the day off work on Friday and we took the metro (subway) down to the National Mall. This is the WWII Memorial.

Here we are on the Lincoln Memorial steps looking in the direction of the Washington Monument. It was very beautiful.

Inside the Lincoln Memorial. The place was FULL of people!

My guys at the White House. Gary wanted to meet Obama but I told him "maybe next time":) It is really quite the place. I would LOVE to see inside!

Skylar and I foolin' around in Chinatown. Actually we were expecting a little more out of chinatown, you know shopping and stuff like in NYC. Not even close. I did buy Kendra a package of chopsticks though. Let me tell you she was thrilled! (not!)

Those hats though....definitely cool!

Saturday Skylar had to work and our plane didn't leave until 5 so we went back downtown to the Capitol and the Nat'l Archives. I really wanted to see the Declaration of Independence but who knew it would take 3 HOURS just to get into the door.

I guess we'll have to go back in the middle of winter when there's less people.

On our way to the Nat'l Cathedral we got to pass many of the embassies on Conneticut Ave. That would be a great place for a walking tour. Our last stop was the temple and it was very beautiful. I Love Temples! We had about 10 minutes to walk around and take pics.

We barely made it to the airport for our flight.

Rick wanted me to post this pic. Yes we're still in love after 20 years!

I love that guy! He's the BEST!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Kendra's New Adventure

Last week we got Kendra moved into her new apt. She is excited (and a little nervous) for this new experience in her life. I am feeling a little (make that a lot) blue about her leaving. She is a dear friend to me and I will miss seeing her bright smile every day:)
Thank goodness for the cell phone! She shares a room (new experience) and I can see in this pic I need to get back there and help decorate her wall.

She started her esthetician schooling the next day. The first week she started off with mani's & pedi's. I got to be a model for her test at the end of the week!

This is the finished product! I think she did great! Next week is waxing! She's been growing her hair out all week getting ready to be waxed! (yes, it's driving her CRAZY) All I can say is OW!! I'll be out of town for this test. Thank Goodness! If anyone is interested in any services friends and family get half off the already cheap school prices. Let me know and all get you the info. Within the next few weeks she'll be learning facials. Sweet!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pictures from Gatlinburg

Yea!! I got a little help from my niece Leslie to help me get these pictures posted. This is our Gatlinburg trip that we took for our family vacation. This is at a store called moonshine ridge. We had a great time shopping!
This is our AWESOME cabin that we enjoyed for 6 days. We LOVED being with the Baker family! Here we are at the Little River. (not so little:) We just tubed 3.2 miles!! It was a blast!!
Here we are at the Little River! We just tubed 3.2 miles!! Fun!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Vacation in Gatlinburg, TN

We took our family vacation last week to Tennessee where we picked up the Baker Bunch and headed to Gatlinburg! We had a great time hiking, shopping, and looking for bear (yes, we saw 3!) Our cabin was huge and had a theater room which we enjoyed many nights watching fun shows. We hiked to the highest point in TN and also hiked to a waterfall. The best part was just being together. There's nothin' like family! :)
Blast! I can't get our pictures on. I'm a still a newbie:) I'll try later!