Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Girls Getaway....Baltimore & D.C

Just got back from Baltimore and D.C with my mom and Kathryn (the trip was our third official girls-getaway and a Christmas Present from Mom and Dad!) It was another fantastic time filled with history, museums, laughing and bonding!

We started in Baltimore, which was wonderful, before this trip Baltimore had never crossed my mind as a place to visit. So I was very pleasantly surprised how much Baltimore had to see and do. We took 2-free tours, given by the Tourist Board, which were some of the best town tours I've been on, and they were free. We then went out to Fort McHenry and of course dinned on crab and other delicacies of the sea!

Once we finished our fun on Baltimore, we headed over to D.C (might I add that I LOVE the train system that the East Coast has-its so refreshing to not have to take a car everywhere!). Once in D.C, we did our best to cram as much into our 5 days as possible. We saw all the memorials (during the day and night), went to the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, the Natural History Museum, the Capital, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Portrait Gallery, the White House, the Holocaust Museum, Arlington National Cem., the Americam History Museum, and Mount Vernon. Then, when Mom and Kathryn had to catch a flight home, I added on the American Indian Museum and the National Gallery.

We saw and learned so much, I don't think it would have been possible to get in one more thing!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Girls Get Away!!!!!

I can not wait... tomorrow I am leaving for a MUCH-ANTICIPATED girls getaway with mom and Kathryn. We are first headed to Baltimore and then to Washington D.C! I am so so excited, it has been 2-whole long years since we have done a girls trip!

I really feel like these trips are so important for us girls to stay close.. and even more so since we now live in three different states! So anyways I can not wait.. and in honor I have included some pics from our last getaway to New York!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day!!

To my mom...

Thank you for all that you do for me, for all the advice, encouragement, support, and especially the friendship that you have given me! Its not everyone who has a mom that they consider to be a best friend, but I do, and I am ever so thankful. I love you so much!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Snowbirds Flying North!

Our family snowbirds, Travis' mom and step-dad, are finally heading north from their first full winter in Arizona and on their way they made a pit-stop in Texas. We had a fantastic weekend.

On Saturday, we went to First Monday Fair Trade Days in Canton, TX- which for those of you who love markets and flea markets, this is THE one to hit up!! Its a mixture of new "botique-y" stuff and flea market treasures! We all loved it (well maybe not Eldon-but he tolerated it) and I found some fantastic vintage cameras and jewelry.

Then on Sunday, Carol and Eldon, wanted to stay around home and help us with some yard projects that we had been putting off. And who are we to argue with help with boring yard projects, so we did some major work. T and E edged off our patio, put in a small patio for our garbage can to sit on, and took out two trees (I know taking out trees on the day after Earth Day is sort of anti-Earth day.. but we are going to plant two more and they were dying!) In the meantime, C helped me plant my flower container gardens (which was so fantastic because she introduced me to some really beautiful new flowers that I had never used before).

All in all, it was a pretty fun and productive weekend. Thanks for the pit-stop!