Sunday, July 15, 2007

Home Again

Sorry friends! I didn't get any stamping done this week! We were gone to Washington DC.

First we went to Arlington where we buried my Grandmother beside her husband in the National Cemetery. Grandma lost her battle with Renal Failure on June 26 of this year. The sun was shining and birds were singing as we laid her to rest. I know for certain that she would have loved the day and that her family had gathered from all across the nation to celebrate her life.

After the funeral we took the children (my two kids, along with my niece and three nephews,) on a tour of Arlington. It was very interesting and especially exciting for a history nut like me. We were pooped by the end of the day and so went back to the hotel and swam in the pool - isn't that what everyone does when they're tired out?!

The next two days we spent touring Washington DC. Some of the places we visited: Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Memorial, the WWII Memorial, the Viet Nam Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the National Air and Space Museum, and the Natural History Museum. Oh, and we walked to the CVS pharmacy about ten times because we had forgotten this or that! UGH!! This is a picture (self portrait) of my boys and I taken just before the showing of "Space Station 3D" at the Air and Spaces Museum. Totally great show about the building of the International Space Station!

The highlight for my boys seemed to be the Metro. Oh what fun it is to be a boy - though they were a little put out that we made them sit down for the rides. The other "bestest part of all of it" (according to David Grant) was the Dinosaur and Fossil exhibit at the Natural History Museum. The hands on "How Things Fly" area of the Air and Space Museum was a close runner up however!

OK, so enough about our trip. I'm going to go grab a soda pop, a thing of chocolate and my stamping supplies that came in the mail while I was gone and get to work making a kick-butt series of cards!! Look for them on line later today!!

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