Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday Adventures with Luna in Alexandria, VA

We had a great day! Started out by going to "GREAT WAVES" waterpark in Alexandria, VA . Its only 10 minutes from our house and is really wonderful. WE had a great afternoon riding on inner tubes in the wave pool. We went down a bunch of slides, and Luna had fun in the splash zone spraying other kids ...they had fun dumping water on each others heads. We then had pizza for lunch and then headed home. I had to do 3 piano lessons tonight so Luna tagged along and had fun playing with some of my piano kids. Back home ...watching a bit of tv, and relaxing.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday Morning adventures

Katie left to go back to West Virginia to go to her friends wedding, but she didnt leave until 2, so we had fun going into town before she left. We drove down to Denny's and had brunch, and then came back to the base and took pictures of Luna and Katie goofing around near the water across the Anacostia River from the Reagan Airport, the Capitol and the Washington Monument. They have so much fun together and Luna loves to pick on her (just like Hannah used to). For Example: Luna has a wrist that when she moves it a certain way it makes a loud clicking that is how Luna woke up Kate this morning at sitting by her head and "CLICKING" her awake. haha. They are too funny...I call her Hannah Jr. We had fun today! This afternoon Luna and I are going to Walgreens to print out the rest of her pictures so she can finish her scrapbook (hopefully!). Supper at home and a nice evening scrapping and getting all her great pictures in a book.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Monday and Tuesday Adventures with LUNA and Katie in DC

Sorry its been a couple of days! Our computer died a slow painful death and we finally had to put it out of its misery and buy a new one. We went to Best Buy today and got a pretty good now I can update our pictures. Monday was a nice quiet relaxing day! We just spent the day sleeping in, (well Luna did :) and went to the grocery store, went to town and had lunch, and Katie came into town for a couple of days to we went with her to return her rental car and then later that night went to the Tysons Mall. Both girls went clothes shopping and Luna got a new shirt and Kate got a couple pairs of shorts. We are going to go tomorrow to print out the rest of Luna's pictures so that she can work on her scrapbook. Katie is doing well and is in the process of moving to West at least she will be closer! Luna and Katie had a blast together. Today we went to the water park and had a great time!. We had fun inner tubing on the lazy river, going down the zillion slides and going on the obstacle course. The girls ate all kinds of crap (funnel cakes, brownie sundaes, and root beer floats...note the picture of them pigging out with whip cream everywhere....YES THEY ARE RELATED! It was a great afternoon. We came home at 5 and had supper and watched some tv. What a great day. Katie leaves tomorrow and I think Luna and I will probably head back to the waterpark for a couple of hours.

Monday, June 20, 2011

All the pictures for the weekend

Friday was a great day at the of that will be on here tomorrow. Here are the pictures from the Gettysburg Wax museum, The Gettysburg Visitor Center, the lady who weaves human hair into amazing jewelry (WEIRD...check out the jewelry! Creepy! but really pretty!!!), the Battlefields! We spent Friday and Saturday night with Aunt Lil we had a blast! and left sunday morning. While at Aunt Lil's house Luna walked on the Appalachian Trail! On the way home we went by Walkersville, Maryland and I showed Luna where we went to Elementary School, middle and High school (well not her Mom as they moved to Wyoming when Mandi was in Middle school). We then drove by our old house, stopped by Joannes house (My moms best friend) and Luna swam in her pool with her Grandkids..and we sat and talked with her daughters Renee, Amy and Marcia and their families. We spent a couple of hours and had a blast. Then back home and wished Daron a Happy Fathers Day. Katie is coming home tonight and is going to go to the water park with us tomorrow. A great weekend full of history! Luna learned all kinds of stuff about the Civil War and even memorized the names of the Generals, the uniforms and what they stood for!

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