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Family Visit!

28 Sep

Kerry’s aunt and uncle (and Grandpa’s brother) came to visit for a few days and we had a great time! Both Kerry and I enjoy playing tour guide in our own city and his aunt and uncle were excited to see al the sites.

The first day we headed to the Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, the new Martin Luther KIng Memorial, the FDR Memorial and finished our downtown loop with the Jefferson Memorial.09202013-6

Then it was time for lunch. We headed up near the National Cathedral and grabbed a great lunch (and re-fueled for more walking).


Can you find Kerry?


We are excited to see that the observation level of the Cathedral was open. It gives such great views of town.

Then we explored some more and we were all thoroughly exhausted by this point. We really lucked out with great weather!

We picked up Miss H from school and then headed to our favorite pizza place. Rich and Rae were impressed with our pizza choice 🙂


Kerry and I have never been to the Pentagon Memorial and since it was on Rich and Rae’s list of sites they wanted to see- we stopped by after dinner. It was really nice.


Saturday morning, we split up for the first part of the day. I headed to soccer with Miss H and Kerry took everyone else to the Old Post Office tower and to the Capitol Visitor’s Center.

We met up at Fort Washington.  Again, we has nice weather and some great views of the Potomac, DC and Mount Vernon.



After all this walking, it was back home for a steak and salmon dinner.

Sunday morning, we took them to Grandpa’s favorite place and they were impressed.




09222013-1We had fun being tour guides! They took off for the rest of their east coast trek and we hope they come back soon.

So spoiled.

12 Jan

Miss H was totally spoiled over the holidays with gifts from us, Mom, Aunt Leigh and Chip and Kerry’s dad. She has new dolls, sleeping bags (one for her and one for the doll), blocks, crayons, paper, coloring books, puzzles, cars, Lincoln Logs and lots of other fun stuff.  So, since I knew Dad was coming to visit just after Christmas, we decided to let him have the opportunity to take her to pick out what she wanted.  Kerry was lobbying for more Lincoln Logs but the train set won in the end.

Dad and Kathy got her a new Thomas the Train set and both Miss H and Dad had fun playing with it. Plus, she got some new Play Dough and new Play Dough accessories.

Dad got some nice pictures from our visits to the Arboretum and Fort Washington.