Sunday, March 13, 2011

As Washington as it Gets



It's been a long time since we've posted anything. Maybe I feel like I've got to have something good to post about. Maybe I feel like my writing doesn't cut it, so without some fun event to post about it's not worth posting.

We've been good here in Ohio though- beautiful sunshine this weekend. Matt and I even ate outside yesterday at the North Market. Yesterday morning we went with our ward (the people on this link all describe what a ward is) to do Meals on Wheels. We delivered hot and cold meals to a lot of people in Columbus. I was expecting a different demographic, I think, but they were all elderly men and women who needed some extra help with meals. They were all so grateful and appreciative. Many wished us to drive safely and thanked us for our time. It was a lot of fun to do together; I think we'll try to do it again in the future.

Over President's Day weekend we drove to Eric's, Matt's brother, in D.C. We had one of the best weekends we've had there, shopping, cooking, eating out, going to Mount Vernon (for free, I might add. Happy President's Day.) and hanging out. I have to say, at Mount Vernon I felt something more profound for George Washington than I have before. I really felt grateful for his life and his mission, and I felt that he truly was a righteous man, doing what he knew he was supposed to do.

We did miss, however, George's surprise birthday party. I bet he was really surprised.

Eating the biggest burgers ever.


My burger was that big.


The wreathlaying ceremony at Washington's tomb.


Real marching band from the 18th century.


The view George had of the Potomac River from his spacious veranda.


Can you picture the President peacefully lounging in his backyard?

5 comments:

mommacragun said...

Your life is way more exciting than mine. I'm always happy to read your posts. Love you guys.

Grampy and Grandma Dot said...

That was a good service to the needy. Makes you feel good. That burger looks bigger than those we got at Five Guys Burgers and Fries in DC. Two meals in one. We need to put Mt Vernon on our list. I would also like to get to John Adams home near Boston
(Bainbridge). Love ya

Carolyn said...

I feel your pain on the blogging boredom. I also am waiting for something clever to happen. That burger was as big as your FACE!

The Gardners said...

YOu guys always have something fun and exciting going on! I love your ideas of celebrating the world around you!
Cute post! I can't believe the size of those burgers! hahahah SOO HUGE!

Lynnette said...

I hope you ate that entire burger. If not I am so disappointed. Your pictures made me want to take a vacation! Those are the kind of trips we love.