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.
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!!!!