Friday, October 8, 2010

Images from DC {Random Friday}

Whoo Hoo! We made it to Friday!!!!!!!!  Today my daughter Emi, my Mom and I are headed to Kansas City for a day of shopping!!!!! It's been a looooooong time since we've done anything like this {you know...hard times and all. This economy stinks}

Anyway....I can't wait!

Our WORD this week is Gratitude. How are ya' coming along with that? I am loving it. I have been reminded on several occasions just how blessed I am.

Since it's Friday I have a few Random goodies for you. Please check out my friend Angie's Blog this weekend. I loved her post "What I've Learned". You can read it here.

I love Marching Bands. As I sit and type this morning I can hear the Maryville Marching Spoofhounds practice. Just says "Fall" to me:)

Here are a few photos from our DC trip....

DC...Here we come!!!

 One of our favorite parts of the trip was driving through Pennsylvania and Maryland. This part of the U.S. is BEAUTIFUL!!
 Wednesday night we spent the night in Frostburg, Maryland. What a quaint, little town. We LOVED it! Dave and Jacks at the restaurant where I enjoyed fresh crab cakes-YUM-O!
 Along the interstate in Pennsylvania.
 This was our view from the photo above...soooo pretty.
 Our family on the back veranda of George Washington's Home Mount Vernon. That's the Potomac in the background. This was our favorite part of the trip, I think. What a lovely place to spend the day. I highly recommend it!
 Mount Vernon. The afternoon was perfect!
 If you've ever been to the White House then you have seen this. These people have been camped out here for like 30 years!!
 In front of the White House. We took this same photo back in 2006. Our kids have changed so much...
 The Smithsonian Art Museum
 Jacks and Emi were fascinated by this protester in front of the White House...

 Okay, if you want to have inspiration oozing out of your ears then you MUST go to the Smithsonian Art Museum!!! This painting so fits mine and Em's personality:)
 Doesn't she look artsy??
 Jacks snapped this of Dave and I...the museum was getting ready to close so there was like no one around and we were on the 3rd floor. It was kinda cool. All I kept thinking was "What if we get locked in here? Sweet!"

 On the backside of the Art Museum
 Rally Day. This was taken at approx. 4 am. It was soooo spiritual.
 There were dozens of buses from all over the United States!
 An image from the Rally
 After the Rally, walking towards the main part of DC to catch a cab. My kids in front of the Washington Monument.
 Ms. Photographer
 Love this photo. I snapped it after the Rally. We had been walking forever and finally got to the city part of DC. This photo is great!! These folks didn't know one another at all...yet having quite the conversation. I loved it!!

Being a part of history was something I will never forget. My family and I are so blessed to have been there that day. Here are a few things that continue to amaze me about that day....

*All the PEOPLE!
*The Spirit that was there. Here we were in a sea of people yet I felt nothing but a sense of joy, hope and peace. Everyone got along....
*No trash was left behind. We left the place SPOTLESS!
*Alveda King. I will never forget her powerful prescence
*Staying up for 24 plus hours, arriving at the Rally at 3 AM. The place was filling up soooo fast!
*Standing at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial at 4 AM. Incredible.
*Feeling Glenn Beck. Seriously...when he is on stage you feel his energy, his passion for our country.
*Being with my family, in that place at that time. I will never forget.

Ladies, thanks for letting me share! You are all amazing and I appreciate all my NEW Followers and all the comment Love you have given me this week!!

Have a wonderful weekend and remember to keep writing down 5 things a night you are grateful for!!!!


  1. Wow! I feel like I was there with you! Isn't it wonderful how we can e-visit amazing places without ever leaving home? Thank you for sharing - you should scan the 2006 pix in front of the White House so we can see the changes!

  2. Very cool!!! Loved these pictures. Looks like you are having a great time. I am from the KC area--enjoy your time there!

  3. Look like you had a great trip, the pictures are wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

    Another one from the #monkeytribe! ~ Your newest follower, Lisa

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  4. Thank you for sharing your photos from the rally. I was just looking at mine today and I still get the chills. It was an amazing could feel the power of it all. I'm so glad we went.

    Mt. Vernon was one of my favorite stops along the way too. Washington was so ahead of his time.....

  5. I really need to get in on this 52 words/52 weeks. I think it's a great idea!

  6. Very cool. Makes me want to go there! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!

  7. Looks like you've had a huge trip!

  8. What a lovely series of photographs showcasing your DC trip. I liked the sequence as it helped us feel like we were there from beginning to end.
    I agree that PA, MD, VA and DC have some of the nicest landscapes as well as historic places to see.
    Looking forward to more chats!
    I'm a Team Hare member and have subscribed and more.
    Have a Happy weekend!

  9. It looks like you had a great trip! I hope you had fun shopping. We all need a shopping break when we can.

  10. Leslie - that looks like a great trip. So glad you found my site fellow flyer. I have your name on 3 pieces of paper ready to go into the giveaway. I will be back to check out what you are up to. Have a great weekend!

  11. I love your pictures and your blog!

  12. What a wonderful experience for your family to share!

    Stopping by from the Monkey tribe to follow you,

  13. What an incredible trip! My girls are 5 & 9 and I'm looking forward to taking them for a trip back East when they're a little older. My parent's are both from the East coast and I remember being so dazzled to see history come-alive when I visited places like Philadelphia and DC as a child.

    I'm a new Toucan Tribemate, and am so happy to meet you. Your blog is absolutely amazing! I'm looking forward to getting to know you and the rest of the tribe better! Have a wonderful weekend! Jenn

  14. It looks like you had a great time! My hubby has never been to DC. I can't wait to get him up there!

  15. That looks like an incredible trip. I love road trips. We once drove from Southern CA to Louisville Kentucky to watch my son graduate Army boot camp. It was quite a trip.

    Those are memories you don't forget. Just joined you in the Toucan Tribe.

  16. Following you from SITS Monkey tribe! Great pics! I grew up in the northeast and went to college in PA, and lived in VA--it is so beautiful this time of year! I am taking my son, who has not been to the east coast since he was a baby, back next yr to see all the historical sites.


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