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Monday, April 11, 2011

A trip to remember

What a great weekend!  After we found we were moving we realized that the girls would get to have a second spring break.  We decided to take the girls to Washington D.C for a few days.  Thursday promised to be a gorgeous day so we decided to spend some time outside.  We rented bikes and made the rounds to most of the monuments.  K's time studying World War II definitely made an impact on her.  It was very obvious throughout the trip.  When we arrived at the WWII monument she spent a lot of time reading and reflecting.  I was able to get a photo of the girls afterward.
And of course we had to see the Lincoln Memorial.
We weren't able to get to the Iwa Jima Monument on Thursday but it was one that K really wanted to see so we made sure to get there before we left. I have to admit, it was impressive and moving.
We also went to the Ford's Theater on Thursday.  We saw a play about the night Lincoln was assassinated and then toured the museum and theater.  What a cool experience.  The box off to the right was where Lincoln was sitting when he was shot.
Not sure if L could handle visiting all of the Smithsonian museums we chose to go to only one.  We gave the girls the choice on which museum they wanted to visit and they chose the American History museum. We were in the museum only minutes when L spotted this doll house.  We had to drag her away so we could actually see some of the museum before it closed. :)
K was thrilled with all of the WWII exhibits.  She was especially excited to see Ike's war uniform. 
Of course L loved seeing Nastia Liukin's Olympic leotard and an Olympic torch.
My mother-in-law and father-in-law took the girls to see Lion King last year so both girls loved seeing a mask from the play up close.
We decided to visit the Spy Musuem based on recommendations about how good this museum was.  I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised.  It was a great museum with lots of hands-on activities.
The best part of our trip was actually a complete surprise.  We weren't able to get tickets to tour the White House since we planned this trip on such short notice.  We were on our way to the White House Visitor's Center when a police officer stopped us on the sidewalk.  After asking us where we were from he reached into his coat and pulled out four tickets to a garden tour on the grounds of the White House.  Without much of a wait, we were able to get right up by the front steps of the White House.  What a great experience!
Our last day in DC we drove out to Mount Vernon to see Washington's mansion.  What an amazing place!

I also wanted to share a card I made a couple of weeks ago. 
Check this out!
Creative Charms Design Team Call

Monday, April 11 – Sunday, April 17

Creative Charms is an embellishment manufacturing company and we are looking for a designers to add to our design team. We are looking for several people who are passionate and excited about sharing their ideas and creativity. The designers we are looking for are in at least one of these categories: scrapbooking, card making, and altered design.

The designers shall:
• Post twice a month to the Creative Charms blog
• Post to their own personal blog and Facebook any specials and giveaways
• Contract for at least three months with an optional 3 month extension

Compensation of $30 of Creative Charms product each month with additional monetary compensation for publication in print magazines.

To apply please email the following to with the subject line Design Team.
• Name
• Address
• Phone Number
• Email Address
• Blog Address
• 3 of your favorite projects
• Design team experience (past and present)
• List of projects that have been published

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Connie said...

We did that a couple of years ago~great fun!!! what a cute card!!!!

Jody said...

What a wonderful trip and memories for your girls! I still remember visiting D.C. when I was their age.
Always love seeing you in my comments :)

Andrea Amu said...

Wow, what a fun time you had in D.C. with your family, Lisa! I love going there :)
I never went to Ford's Theather though and that sounds like a great experience!

Terri Davenport said...

Looks like a great trip!

Charlene said...

Oh Lisa! what a fantastic trip!! I would love to go just once :-) You have ahad a whirlwind few month lol :-)

pattyo said...

How lucky to get the garden tour at the White House! There is so much to see and do in that city.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

What an awesome trip! The Spy Museum is a fav (although with so many it's so hard to choose!!!) How fabulous to get those last minute tour tix from the office. Score!

Linda Beeson said...

What a fabulous trip! I want to go back there again. You were able to take in so much goodness.

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! What a fabulous trip! And how cool that you guys got 2 spring breaks!! We haven't even had ours yet, and I am SO ready. Sounds like you guys had an amazing time. Such wonderful sights for the girls to see. I keep telling myself to get up to DC, since I'm not thaaaaaat far away, but I still haven't made it. I was there when I was the girls' age, but I would love to go back.
And my gosh, girl, how cute that card is! Love, love, love the sweet little monsters. :)

ellen s. said...

oh what a GREAT trip. looks like you soaked in as much as you could. it is an amazing city.

were the cherry blossoms bloomming? that spy museum looks COOL!

Linda Rodriguez said...

Wow, what a fun trip - with such great photos! I would love to take my kiddos to Washington one day. Cute card!