Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm BAAAACK. . .

Happy Tuesday Morning, Bloggy Friends!

Boy, I've missed you all.

Lots going on here at the troops, but before my day gets carried away, wanted to check in with you, here and give you a little taste of how much FUN Daughter and I had in DC.

Fabulous time.

Exhausting time, but amazing.

And the Coach? He did just fine. Says he missed me, but handled things beautifully on his own. And the kids? I was so impressed. Turns out they CAN help a lot more around the house! Ha!

I just have a minute, but here's a bit of what we saw:

This is the Independence visitor's center in Philadelphia - they had an amazing hall with bronzes of the signers of the Declaration. Here we are with George.

This is Valley Forge - where Washington and his troops waited out the winter. These are all of the family we had on the trip. The Coach's mom and dad (he teaches 6th grade government) and two cousins.

Here is the 6th grade class in front of the White House in DC.

Here is Daughter's teacher, my friend SS (she and her daughter roomed with us) and I in front of a statue at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. We thought it looked like "Dum Dum" ("Night at the Museum").

Here we are on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial looking accross at the Washington Monument.

Good times.

I promise I'll get more details posted soon.

It's been hectice here. Not only recovering from being gone 9 days (Daughter had her first plane trip coming home!), but my NEW HUTCH is in, full and hardware ordered. We are full swing into the last couple of weeks of school, our baby birds on the front porch have recently left the nest, my dishwasher has gone out, the rose bush is blooming and so much more!

We're having fun, for sure!

I can't wait to show you more of our trip. Hopefully soon! And I'm working on a post about some ways to save money - we've been working hard on that here at the troops. Can't wait to share with you! And hopefully hear ideas from you all, too!

In the meantime, Happy Tuesday! Glad to be back!


Sumer said...

Looks like you had so much fun! Glad you are home and your hutch is so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

So glad that you are back!! Glad that you had a great time, and so very sorry about the dishwasher...we have had that happen as well, not fun! Looking forward to being able to see the hutch! God bless as you "catch up" and get back into the swing of things. We are finishing up books here and looking forward to the end of school as soon as possible!

The Adventures of Treasure's Island said...

sounds like you guys had a great time. i love all the history and monuments in d.c. that picture w/ you in front of the "dum dum" statue, i thought "that's an interesting sash/belt/scarf she has tied around her waist." i realized in the next picture it was your jacket tied around you waist. :)

Lori said...

So glad you are back! I missed you! LOVE the pics! Can't wait to see more. And I feel your pain with the dishwasher. Our dryer just went out last night. Amazing how dependent one is on a piece of equiptment! Have a great day friend!

The Grovers said...
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The Grovers said...

Sorry! I wasn't happy with my use of a comma! :). What a special & sweet time for the two of you! Glad you're back safely and am eager to read your ideas about saving money!

Jo said...

Hey You,
So glad you are back safe and sound. I'm sure you were missed but what joy to spend all that time with your big girl.
Looking forward to hearing all about it.