Friday, May 18, 2012

A whole lot of the same

Since being here in Lamar we really haven't been doing much. We are home all day, everyday. Johnny studies and Daphne and I play. Seems like the story of our lives. Johnny has the date for the STEP set up for the 6th of June. It seems to be coming up fast. 
Daphne is continuing to grow. She is officially mobile. She has been rolling for awhile and was very good at getting where she wanted to be, but she started scooting this week. Right now she looks a lot like some one beat her up. She fell of the bed and got carpet burn on her nose and then Nana took her out on the porch swing and she came back with a split lip. She also is going to get her two front teeth in any day now.

As for me I have not been doing to much just my daily chores and a little bit of sewing. I made this dress for myself and really love it. I was so excited it turned out so well. I've never made a dress for myself before. I helped my mom make my 8th grade graduation dress, but she did most of it. I just watched her. This dress had a couple of things  was nervous to try: pleats, pin tucks, and pockets. The whole time making the dress I would say I can't do this and then I would sit and figure it out and then look at it and would just say "I LOVE IT!" It turned out pretty cute.
School is going to be over for the kids next week, Joey will be coming to visit and the pool will be opening, so our little schedule will be changing I think. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Settled in

We are getting pretty settled here. We have a very good schedule going. I am trying to do things around house to stay busy and to help John and Mary out since we are staying here rent free. Daphne likes having family come home after school to play with her and its nice for me so I can relax a little more in the evenings.
Johnny is full on into studying for the STEP. He has a schedule he sticks to and I can't believe how much he has to study. Today he said some thing about having to read 180ish pages and that today was a "light day". I know I couldn't do that. I'm so proud of him all the time. 

Washington D.C. Day 2

I have to say our second day was so much longer than the first day. We also had a couple of moment where we lost each other, but we had such a wonderful time. 

We wanted to get the museums in first so then we could take our time and enjoy the monuments. On our walk to the Art museum we took a detour through a sculpture garden. We spent a lot more time in the art museum than we thought we would. Johnny was more interested in the art than I thought he would be and we lost each other for the first time of the day. 

The Natural History Museum was just a quick stop. Johnny just wanted to check it out and we decided it would have been a lot more interesting if we were about 15 years younger.

Next we headed across the mall to take the metro under the river to Arlington.

After a long morning of walking we decided to shell out the money to take the bus tour through the Cemetery, and let me just say so worth it!Walking up those hills would not have been fun and we got to see everything in about and hour.

We got to see the changing of the guards. They do it every half hour and we got there at the five o'clock switch so we also got to see them take down and fold the flag.

After the tour of Arlington we decided to walk across the bridge. It didn't look that far, but let me just say I DO NOT advise walking from Arlington to Jefferson. It was a beautiful, but horrible walk. I wanted to die. Plus we hadn't eaten all day so I was starving. 

As we walked back towards the mall we stopped at the Roosevelt Monument. By this time the sun was going down and it was freezing cold and Daphne was hungry so I stopped and she ate while we both warmed up in the gift shop. We got split up again. I didn't communicate my plans to Johnny so he thought I had gone ahead to the Lincoln Memorial. He stopped by at the Martin Luther King Memorial.

I ran to the Lincoln Monument as fast as a I could. It was beautiful at night.

As was the view from it.


We did a quick stop by Vietnam Memorial... 

and the WWII. 

I was so exhuasted and hungry by this time I was done, but we still had to walk all the way to the Metro. On the way we saw glimpses of the White House and e went right under the Washington Monument. 
I was so happy to get some food and get back to the hotel. 

All and all it was great trip. It was a nice break from the drive and from Med school.