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Wreaths at Arlington, Year Two Plus Other Weekend Events

16 Dec


Last year, Kerry volunteered for Wreaths Across America at Arlington and we decided we would all go this year. It was impressive to see all the people who came out to help. It was touching to see all the families and volunteers.


Equally impressive was Miss H making the trek from Rosslyn to Arlington Cemetery to a section further away and then walking back up to Rosslyn. She was a trooper. Plus, she like sitting on the ‘cats’ at the base of the Carillon.


I tracked our walking and we logged over 4 miles. And, walking in my boot is not the most comfortable but it was well worth it for a good cause.


Later in the afternoon, Miss H and I headed to one of my co-worker’s birthday party. Miss H had a grand time with the other kids and was happy that the food included fresh fruit, hummus, carrots, olives and strawberry cake. It was like they knew all her favorites. Plus, they had a cat who was very, very patient.


Sunday, we ran a bunch of errands in the morning and then Mom and I headed to the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit at the National Gallery of Art. We both learned knew things about him and saw work we had never seen. If you like pop art, it is definitely worth a visit. Miss H stayed home and I got this photo texted to me while we were gone. I guess she was still a little tired from all that walking. She completely collapsed on the floor.


Once she was re-charged, we made the cookie dough for the sugar cookies that we are bringing to her school party this week.


Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Our thoughts are with all those families in Connecticut.

A Busy Family Weekend

21 Oct

We had a super busy weekend that included lots of family. Kerry’s cousins take a trip together every fall and this year, the destination was DC. We had a great time catching up with them on Friday night and they got to see Kerry’s dad and brother arrive early on Saturday morning.

We made sure to get a group picture sine they had not all been together in 13 years.

And, now in age order.

After the girls took off, Miss H and I got our flu shots. I thought I was being the nice mom and getting her the nasal version while I got the shot. I don’t have the option of the mist but this was all lost on Miss H who saw me getting a shot as some sort of advantage. ‘I want a shot. Why did you get a shot? Why can’t I have a shot? I don’t want the nose stuff, I want the shot!’ The nurse just laughed and joked that she always hears strange things at the office.

After the shot drama had settled down, we were back home and ready to head downtown. Uncle Chris was on a mission to get extra credit for Cole’s class by taking pictures with Uncle Sam in front of famous landmarks. I am sure not many kids in his class were going to have the collection we put together.

Miss H thought it was fun to spin around and around on the Mall.

We headed over to the White House too. Miss H was more impressed with the leaves that were falling than the house in the background.

Since Chris and Ron had their fill of eating out as they made their way from Minnesota, we opted for Kerry’s delicious tacos. Everyone was happy for a home-cooked meal.

Today, Mom, George and Jan came over for yummy chili and welcomed Ron to his new digs. It was great to catch up with everyone this weekend!

Miss H was exhausted from the whole weekend and very upset that everyone was not staying. I am not sure where she thought an additional seven people were going to sleep but to her, it sounded like a good time 🙂