Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My poor family in Wyoming!

My family in Wyoming is in the middle of a GIANT SPRING BLIZZARD! Last count was over 14 inches of snow! Here are some pics that my Mom sent me. Here in Virginia we planted flowers and vegetables in the 65 degree weather today! haha. First pic is of moms front yard..second is her dog Legicey lying in the snow, and third is Mom's boyfriend GARY shoveling the snow.

Katie in College in Pi Beta Phi Sorority

First pic Kate's in second row far left
Second picture Katie is in first row 3rd from left
Third Picture Kate is in front

Sunday, March 22, 2009

My baby sister Mandi and Luna my niece

Here is a picture of my baby sister (age 35 last weekend) and Luna Eve my niece. Thought they were beautiful pictures and wanted to share them. We sure do miss them!

Attacking the toy basket

Looking at the new farm animal toys

I am a nanny during the week to two adorable baby boys. Torin and Caleb are only a few weeks apart and are 8 months old. They are so cute, and starting to get more mobile...so they keep me on my toes. Its so much more fun to be able to stay home, go for walks to the park, and play with blocks than it is to run a classroom....and I'm having a blast! Here are a couple pictures of the little guys!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Washington DC Capital Building Tour 2009

The beautiful rotunda of the US Capital

Dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office

George Washington's sculture, and Martin Luther King Jr..both in the Rotunda of the US Capital

Hannah and Cam going up the metro and the motley crew...Me, Sheri, Hannah, Lance, Cam and Maryann (Daron took the pic)

Wyoming's contribution Chief Washakie..the bunch of us in front of the Capital...and the amazing archway at Chinatown

The amazing Capital Building is so impressive!

The rotunda ceiling is gorgeous!

The Library of Congress (still have not gone inside! NEXT on my to do list while in DC)

Underground in the Metro Station

What a wonderful trip to Washington DC! Our bestest friends "The Nutters" from Kentucky came to visit and we had a fabulous time! First we went to the IMAX showing of Dinosaurs "Giants of Patagonia" at the Natural History Museum..then we walked the 2 miles down the mall to the Capital Building and got to tour it. How beautiful it is! There are bronze and marble statues (2 from each state) all over the place, and we had fun looking for Kentucky, Wyoming and Alaska. I took over 100 pictures and here are a few of the best ones! Sheri , Lance and Cameron Nutter and Lance's mom MaryAnn....Daron, Hannah and I left at 8:30 in the morning and got home at 6pm. We took the metro and then had lunch in Chinatown at our favorite restaurant. If that place ever closes down we dont know what we are going to do haha. What a great day! Enjoy the pics!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hannah Perkins Age 16 Alexandria, VA

1. Hannah Lauren and Hannah
2. Hannah in her new hoodie she bought at the concert Feb 2009
3. Hannah and Lauren who she met in Guam..moved to Japan for a year and now lives 20 minutes from us!
4. Hannah and the crew at the concert in DC
5. Hannah's friends shoes
6. Hannah and her friend Hannah
7. Hannah and her retro 80's headphones ( i think I had a pair just like this when I was her age haha)
8. Shaunt the lead singer of Hannah's favorite band...when she was waiting 4 hours in the rain outside the concert to make sure she got good seats, she saw Shaunt walk over to the gas station to get money out of the ATM...she stood there and waited to talk to him (he thought she was a stalker haha) and she asked him to sign her tshirt...he signed it and she said she will NEVER WASH IT AGAIN!! She also had the whole band sign her album ! She was soooooooooo excited to see them in concert!
9. Hannah and her uniform for working at Mt vernon...she has to wear an apron and badge..black pants and white collared shirt..and black shoes UNFORTUNATELY she was told Converse are NOT all black..

I know I know I havent updated in a while...ive discovered Facebook and seem to keep up with that alot better..but wanted to add some new pictures. These are of Hannah banana age 16. There are a couple of her in her uniform at Mt Vernon Plantation her new job. Yes, She works in George Washington's old house ...well in the gift shop at least. YES, and George Washington Is my friend Amy's secret boyfriend. She once told me that if she could have any boyfriend from history it would be George Washington...YES WE DO HAVE STRANGE CONVERSATIONS AMY AND I haha. Sorry Chris! :) Some other pictures are of Hannah and her friends....when they went to a concert in Washington DC (Hannahs' favorite band is "cute is what we aim for".....and she got to meet the lead singer and actually talk to him)..She has been up in the clouds ever since. Hope you enjoy the pics Love you all and miss you!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Virginia's first HUGE snow!

The snow is coming down! Its freeeezing and we have about 6 inches so far! The dogs are hilarious to watch in it. Matilda (who lived with my Mom in Wyoming for 3 years while we were stationed in Guam) LOVES the snow. She is in her element! She rolls in it, bites it, and burys stuff in it! She is impossible to get to come back inside! THEN..there is poor Daisy who we bought in Guam. She HATES the snow. Keeps her eyes closed almost the whole time she was out there! She only stays out there for 2 seconds..and then comes whining at the door! It is hilarious to see how different they are! First pic: our backyard. Second Pic: Daisy with her eyes closed in the snow Third Pic: Matilda totally content to stay out in the snow for hours! Hope you enjoy the pictures!

What I"m reading!

  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • The Visitor by Lori Wick
  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
  • Pretense by Lori Wick
  • Bamboo and Lace by Lori Wick
  • The California Series by Lori Wick