Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day! (Our trip to DC)

I hope you are all having a wonderful 4th of July Holiday.  This year is our first year back in the United States for this special day.  For the last 8 years we have celebrated Independence day with other American's serving and working Overseas on foreign soil.  It's hard to put into words the emotions I feel being back in our home country during this time.  To our children this country is not home yet.  I hope with time and exposure to this beautiful country that they will learn to love it as much as I do.  

We are so blessed to live close to our Nations Capitol and many National monuments and historical places.  I know that right now at such a young age our children probably won't understand the significance of everything we share with them. Hopefully in time they will understand the sacrifice and hope and perseverance behind all of these memorials. If anything it will give them memories that they can carry with them the rest of their lives. 

Here are a few pictures from our recent trip to DC.  I hope it will inspire you as much as it inspired me.  

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Lollipop love

I hope your summer is going well.  We hit the ground running with  Grandma and Grandpa coming to visit the day after school ended.  It was so nice having them in our home and the kids loved every minute of it.  They even got to learn how to make lollipops.  I think I was more excited about this than the kids were.  They enjoyed watching the whole process and certainly enjoyed eating the finished product.