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D.C. – Day 3

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 at 1:45 am

Marcus, Kay, & Mamaw – I love Mamaw’s expression…

Taylor and I at a Navy memorial.

The Navy Memorial – no he was not happy about having his picture taken. But he could not say no to my mother…haha.

One of the few CB’s we saw.

My family in front of the Capitol.

Changing of the Guards Ceremony

In Uncategorized on March 29, 2009 at 4:41 pm

We were able to watch the Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington. There are several videos, I apologize, I could only tape 3min at a time. For the most part people were respectful of this tradition, there were a few who were talking…or trying to cross over the fence…you hear the guard call her out in one of the lasts videos. It was funny…he never broke stride and just kept on going. I hope you enjoy the videos!
Video 1

Video 2

Video 3

Video 4

So there it is, sorry it took 4 videos. 🙂

D.C. – Day 2

In Uncategorized on March 29, 2009 at 1:03 am

Yesterday (Friday) was a great day for exploring the Capitol! We got to visit most everything we had planned. The Lord held off the rain and it was warm, really beautiful weather. We started in Arlington, then boarded the Tourmobile which took us all over D.C. We however did not make it to the Jefferson or Tidal Basin because of time. So we didn’t really get a good look at the Cherry Blossoms 😦 But here are a bunch of pictures…so enjoy!

Dad & Mamaw on Metro.
At Arlington


Tomb of the Unknown
Mom and I at the Lincoln Memorial
Mamaw, Mom, & Dad
My Papaw served in Vietnam (and Korea)
Sorry it’s a little blurry. But the White House – as close as we could get.
One of the Birds…
Me outside of the White House
I will post pictures from today sometime tomorrow. I will also try to post the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown…I think it was the neatest thing I’ve ever witnessed. It was amazing!

Family and Washington D.C.

In Uncategorized on March 27, 2009 at 12:54 am

My parents, mamaw, aunt, and cousin have come to VA to visit Taylor and I. So we are spending most of our time in D.C. (only mom and I have been). I didn’t get a whole lot of pictures today only because we just did the Holocaust Museum. Pictures are not allowed there.

Mamaw, Kay, & Marcus – walking to find food.
Kay & Marcus on the Metro.

Mom and I.

Smokey must be lost!!

Mom’s Surprise Birthday Party…

In Uncategorized on March 23, 2009 at 2:42 am

HUGE thanks to my 2 aunts, Granny, and MIL Alice (oh and my dad!!)for helping pull this party off!! It was a great success and mom was truly surprised!
Walking in and realizing the party was for her!
She didn’t know I was in town.
Her Bose Soundock from dad and me…we are trying to modernize her!
Stacy – great neice and second cousin 🙂
Stacy, Nick, April, Alexander, Brandi, Parker, Michael, Tristan, Me, & Peyton. These are all my cousins (minus 2). 2 generations worth!

Happy Birthday Mom!!

In Uncategorized on March 18, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Happy Birthday to my sweet mom!
Thank you for setting by example. I love you.

Happy Birthday Peyton!!

In Uncategorized on March 6, 2009 at 11:36 pm

I know I’m a day late, but I wanted to say “Happy Birthday” to my sweet little cousin.

I can’t believe that he is growing up so fast.
Taylor and I love you both very much lil guy!!

A little show called American Idol.

In Uncategorized on March 5, 2009 at 3:06 am

I thought I would “blog” about something other than my life…haha.
I cannot tell you why I keep watching this talentless show each week. There is no way, out of a couple hundred thousand people, that this is the best they could find. I refuse to believe it!!
I’ve watched this show every season…usually being pleased with most of the contestants, and most of the winners have gone on to have much success. But this season just plain ole stinks!! Every year, I seriously consider attending one of the many auditions they hold nationwide, just to see if I was “good” enough to make it through. I know I’m no Whitney Houston…but I do think I am rather talented. But I always talk myself out of it. I even had a hotel booked last year in Charleston, S.C…and scared me backed out. I always think, how could I compete with the likes of Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, or even Daughtry – they all have mad talent!
With that said, after seeing this years group, I’m 100% confident I could compete.
I guess I will continue watching. There is a ray of hope in 16yr. old Allison…the spunky redhead. I will be pulling for her…crossing my fingers she stays true to herself.
Just some of my thoughts…

March 2nd snow…

In Uncategorized on March 2, 2009 at 6:25 pm

More snow this morning…

Poor Taylor had to be at work by 9am. Half-way there, they told everyone to stay home.

Tree branch outside our porch.

View off our balcony.

March 1st snow…

In Uncategorized on March 2, 2009 at 12:16 am

I love snow. I love it looks on the trees, I love how everything for a moment looks pure.
Maverick watching it fall…

Maverick’s twin…checking us out
Maverick checking him out…