Sunday, June 24, 2012

Happy Week Happenings

Happiness for this week was:
A visit from Dad!! He was in the area for a work conference and we were able to have dinner Tuesday night and lunch on Friday. So glad I was able to have him here for awhile :) Love you Dad!
Going to the temple with Jenn for her first time. Always a special experience and glad I could be there and a part of it.
 Eve, Me, Jenn, and Zach. The temple is always a good place to be :)
 Visiting Great Falls, VA! This was wandering nature trails through beautiful forest and since it wasn't hard core working out, I decided it was okay for Sunday :)
 So I spent Sunday afternoon wandering up and down the VA side of the Potomac viewing the waterfalls...
 chilling with my feet in the Potomac's current...
 and exploring the locks that were part of the C&O canal system. Love the random historical things that are everywhere around here :)
 Just a sampling of the trails I was walking along.
 And some of the wildlife!
Overall, a good Sunday walk and a great end of one week and beginning of another. So excited for my hike later this week to Harper's Ferry. Sometimes I just really love life :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mud Butt the turtle

Once upon a time we were driving on the back roads of Maryland...
 We happened upon a turtle crossing the road and decided to name him Mud Butt.
 Mud Butt was quite shy at first and didn't want to come out of his shell.
But with a little coaxing, he emerged and gave us a smile.
We eventually bade good bye to our little friend and he quickly escaped into the bushes on the road side. Live long and prosper my turtle friend :)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

National Zoo and random wanderings

Once upon a time, Christian and I decided to go to the Zoo. We saw lions, and tigers, and bears- oh my!
 Christian's favorites were the elephant and the turtles.
 Meanwhile, I took a shining to this big guy. Isn't he adorable?!!
 After the zoo, we started wandering around downtown. Christian loved the architecture of the Old Post Office building and Ben Franklin's statue in front.
 We decided we needed to take a bunch of pics with the Washington monument too. We wanted to touch it, but it's roped off. Lame. But still good photo moments!
 Christian's patriotic moment :)
 My goofy moment :P
And one of the two of us. A wonderful day to wander through the city, see new things, and go a little crazy with the camera. Good times!!