Tuesday, June 28, 2016

February 2016--House pics!

What to say about February?! It was a blur of getting the house ready to sell and the family ready to move! We had many appointments--all went to the dentist, doctor, eye doctor, etc. in anticipation of changing insurance.
One day we had just gotten back from check-ups for Adriel and Mara and Dallyn was opening a can of green beans for dinner when her hand slipped and off she and Tyler went to urgent care for some glue. Lots of last-times...Disney on Ice at the Verizon Center in the Clark suite, family dinners, etc.
We even managed to re-create this pic, which was became a tradition here. Exterior: (I don't have a before but just picture the grass spotty and gross and a sloped yard with NO ROCK WALL!) Entryway/Living Room before: Entryway/Living Room after: "Dining Room" before: (It was really just a weird nook off of the kitchen.) Dining Room: (Again, no before pic because this was a bedroom!) Master Bedroom before: Master Bedroom after: Master Bath before: Master Bath after: Kitchen before: Kitchen after: Hall bath after: Downstairs after:

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

January 2016

We started the year off with a huge day. First up was the US Bontanic Garden to see their train display with Ashley, Tim, Soren, and Shaw and then after our annual picnic by the Capital Relecting Pool we headed to the Renwick Gallery to see WONDER. After that we started at Riverbend Park and hiked a couple miles to Great Falls with the Little family. Pappy even caught up to us, after doing a 10k that morning. Our fun continued that night for movies/games at the Littles. Gym fail! I forgot my shoes and had to workout in my boots! Actually I ditched them halfway through BodyPump because my feet were so hot! Church started at 3 so we had lots of time for Sunday morning walks. We were so excited for these snowflakes, not knowing what was about to hit us... Mara's first birthday! Truman helped me put the blueberries in her whipped cream. I was expecting him to make a straight line "1" but he did it his own way. She started off by daintily placing blueberries in her mouth but it didn't take long... Snowzilla!! Just shy of two feet of snow fell in two days. And there was no school for almost two weeks. The girls had their first piano recital the last Saturday of January. We loved have Mr. Mikhail come to our house every week for lessons!

Friday, January 22, 2016

December 2015

The girls got to go to another horse camp in December, thank Kenz! It was the same day as the Christmas party at church.Such a cute sheep. It's a rite of passage that when a girl turns eight she graduates from playing an animal to an angel. Any guesses on Truman's favorite color? The girls got to go to Williamsurg with Grandmama & Pappy before Christmas. They loved it and are lucky to have such generous grandparents. The t-shirt weather continued as we went to see the Gaylord Hotel at National Harbor one night. Shawney & Ben!! At the visitor's center. Does Mara have a guilty look on her face? I didn't realize she was within reach of the Sugar Shack box! It didn't even occur to me. I was in the other room supervising the construction of gingerbread houses and came in to find her helping herself :) We've got the best hiking guides to take us fun places, like Bear's Den. Can't remember the mileage on this one...maybe 2.5??