In the scuplture park on the National Mall...It was pretty warm and it felt so good on the tootsies to put them in the cool water after all the walking!
A couple of our friends from Utah came to visit us and we had a blast! The guys were so excited to play risk together....they love this game way too much! This picture says it all....this is how they were all night...seriously until 430 am....3 games of the longest game ever made! :) PS this wasn't staged!
The wives on their last day here. We were so sad to see them leave...we loved having them here! Thanks again guys for coming! Love you gals!
In front of our future home....JK! We hadn't been up to the white house gate yet since we had been here so it was fun to go with friends!
We went to Arlington Cemetary with our friends too....it was a very neat experience. There is a very reverant feeling around it. It was a reality check seeing so many graves...and they just kept going. It made us feel so grateful for their sacrafices for this amazing country!
The JFK memorial....again very humbling to see their actual graves
Our friends also wanted to see the DC temple, we didn't have time to go in but it was still neat to walk around it. PS don't mind our daughter and her binoculars....lately she loves to carry them around everywhere and look at things through them! Crazy girl!
The temple had these beautiful flowers around it....which are now my new favorite...I couldn't help but get a picture with Cali in them!
The merry-go-round at the National Mall. It doesn't look like it in the pic but Cali loved it! I got a little dizzy though! :)
Down by the Potomac when our friends were here...the river had flooded from all the rain we had had the last few days and people just keep going about their business in DC...I was taking a picture of this and of course my husband has to strike this pose! :) Just a side note..anytime we went anywhere with our friends this football was a must...thats how they walked around DC and the Mall, they really enjoy hanging out together....luckily their wives love hanging out too so it's not weird! :)
Us in front of the Capital at the National Mall
Jed and I were also able to go to Gettsburg a couple of weeks ago. It really was such a neat place to go....very humbling again and amazing to think that so many people died where we were walking. The new visitors center was very cool.
Us in front of the monument that FDR dedicated just in front of seminary ridge in Gettsburg. They said that at the dedication of this there were people present that acutally faught there, both from the north and the south...that kinda put the time in to a different perspective for me....not that long ago
A view of the same field....if you look hard you can see the monuments in the distant background on the north side of the ridge. What a walk. Beautiful country though.