Thursday, May 27, 2010
This picture is us after our tour of the Capital, here we are in the National Archives. It was a beautiful building and fun to see an original Gutenberg Bible.
Here is me, near the capital :)
Starr and Steven, our friends who we stayed with, went with us to dinner to celebrate. We ate at a yummy Mexican restaurant. Chips and salsa are one of the ways to my heart. <3
We had popsicles on the mall between Smithsonians.
Britton hung out with C3PO.
We got to see many of the memorials. The WWII memorial hadn't been here when both of us had traveled to DC with our families/school. It was very cool to see. It was dusk and the sun set was so pretty!
We saw the Vietnam and Korea memorials after dark, with tours from the National Park Rangers. That was one of our favorite things. I got a pencil and rubbed my Great Uncles name off the wall. It is sobering to rembember that my freedom comes at such a cost.
The Korean Memorial was Britton's favorite. It just seemed very real and personal. It was very neat to see it in the dark.
We went to Arlington. We saw a wreath ceremony at the tomb of the unknown soldier. It made both of us cry. So neat. A guy I went to highschool with is burried in Arlington and I looked him up.
The Seabee memorial is just outside Arlington. My Pappaw was a SeeBee, building runways, etc. for the Navy on the Pacific Islands.
Here is us outside the Whitehouse.
Here is our tired faces, after packed days of sightseeing, and the long drive home in the rain.
SOOOO MUCH FUN! Thanks Britton, this will be hard to top :)
Monday, May 24, 2010
This is my list of 28 things I want to do before I turn 28. (355 days :) )
1. Run a Race
2. Monthly Planned Dates/Adventures with Britton
3. Use my projector
4. finish a quilt
7. build a piece of furniture
8. camp red river gorge
9. at least 4 wreaths
10. memorize Romans 8
12. Host 4 seasonal dinner parties
13. Awesome Birthday for Britton
14. Send at least Birthday Cards on Time
15. Trip with Sisters
16. sell stuff on etsy
17. 2 weekend trips with BDR out of town
18. Print Wedding Photos
19. Read a biography
20. Colorado Pillow
21. Long Weekend with Kimmi
22. Photo Wall
23. 10 more license plates
24. paint a chevron wall
25. Thanks Journal
26. Create a Decorative Family Tree
27. Pay off 2 credit cards
28. cook 3x weekly (not eating out)
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I turned 27 last weekend. :) My husband treated me to an amazing trip to DC. It was SOOO wonderful!! :)
This is the first of my 3 birthday posts. I wanted to list the 27 best parts of my year.... things, parts, and people that I'm so very thankful for! In no particular order:
1. Colorado Trip
2. My awesome amazing fun and wonderful Co-workers
3.Kristy’s Phone calls
5. Kelly- our study
6. Having a studio
7. K-1st Derby
8. 2 Years!
9. Friend's Thanksgiving
10. Blog inspiration- including but not even close to limited to...
11. BAT and Scott
12. Casey and Emily
13. First Craft Show
14. Zoo Trips
15. KY Fall
16. Wonderful and Supportive Parents
17. SingAlongs :)
18. Wedding Bee
19. Paint Chips20. Lisa Tobe
21. Married to my Best Friend
22. MJ and Ryan's Wedding
24. Susan Beach
27. DC Birthday Trip
Monday, May 10, 2010
I then cut the tape on the lines. The white parts stayed on my rug and the colored in parts got trashed.
I am thrilled with how it turned out! I was glad to get my poinsettia rug put away :) It is a tiny bit small for an entryway rug. When I do it again I will get a more expensive ($5) rug! :) The tape was a little hard to work with, I think i would just use paper and tape it down well, or use contact paper, next time.
I can definitely see myself making these with monograms or fleur de lis etc. for shower/ wedding presents.