Monday, January 16, 2012


When we woke up this morning, we found ice on our little lake, for the first time this winter. (Can you see our new patio? They're almost finished with our landscaping project. I can't wait to share more pictures of that.)

To celebrate the Martin Luther King holiday, we took a day trip to Washington, D.C. First we visited the Air and Space Museum.

We played with their Google Earth display in one of the space exhibits.

Can you tell which one is me?

Did I ever tell you where we were when the infamous Earthquake of 2011 hit? We were in the car on our way to the boys' music lessons. We didn't even know there had been an earthquake until we arrived at the church where the lessons were held and noticed that the teacher, Mr. D, was nowhere to be found; and there were little bits of plaster scattered all over the chairs and the floor. Soon Mr. D came back and told us he was canceling our lessons because he didn't know if the building was safe. During the earthquake he thought the church was going to fall on top of him, it was that bad. We were clueless.

It cracked the Washington Monument, and we didn't even feel it.

The World War II Memorial was quite moving.

Each gold star represents 100 United States servicemen who died in World War II.

We took lots of pictures here.

Not quite the view Martin Luther King had that day he gave his "I Have A Dream" speech.

Curly is "planking," as you can see...

This fat little squirrel at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was begging people for food. He looked like plenty of tourists have been feeding him.

One week from today, Lord willing, this place will be packed with thousands of people, all to stand up for the rights of the unborn.

And one year from today? Might we be preparing to swear in our next President of the United States, Rick Santorum? (I have a dream...)

This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring." -Martin Luther King, Jr.


  1. what a wonderful field trip, and a great day to spend it in Washington DC. don't you love it there? so full of history. all those monuments. I imagine it was a little chilly perhaps. Oh your patio is beautiful. do share more pics when it is done.

  2. Hi Sharon,

    Are you going to the March for Life Rally? I would love to but I'm in the midwest and can't swing it budget wise. Will be praying in my little neck of the woods. I found your blog hopping around and came over since I saw "Catholic". I love to meet Catholic blogger!

    Are you familiar with the Community of Catholic Bloggers? If not, you should visit and meet other Catholic bloggers.

  3. Thanks for your comments! It was chilly and a little breezy too, but we were dressed warmly, plus we kept pretty warm with all that walking! This was the first time the kids had seen the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial, and I'd never seen the WWII one. I can't make it to the March for Life this year because of work obligations, hopefully next year...

    I've added Community of Catholic Bloggers to my "following" list; thanks! :) Blessings!


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