Sunday, April 18, 2010

Washington D.C. as an adult

When you are a kid in school and read about our capital in books, you don't really digest it all.
When you are an adult seeing Washington D.C. for the first time..
in front of read, to breath, to touch, to feel... you get it.

You appreciate the sacrifices made to allow your freedom.
You feel for the families who had to endure long after.
As a spouse, I feel amazing pride for the service my husband gave and continues to give.
There were several times I was glad to wear my sunglasses, just to have a solemn moment of my own.


As a parent, it is wonderful to know the endless possibilities of our child
as a citizen of such an amazing country.


  1. Gorgeous pictures!

    I especially love the last one with the MLK quote. What a great shot.

    Your pictures are so beautiful! Love them all!

    So glad you guys are all back together!

  2. You make me wish I'd taken a lot more photos during our training year in DC! These are beautiful! We lived there for such a short time but I feel so nostalgic for all of the places you are getting to visit...home definately is where you hang your hat in this lifestyle. Glad we got to hang it in DC for a season.


  3. It's Friday, and that means that the Weekly State Department Blog Roundup is up - and you're on it!

    Here is the link:

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  4. It's funny... after living overseas for the past 7 years, I get very teary eyed and very patriotic for all things USA. I can't wait to take my kids to DC and introduce them to the amazing history...

    Great photos!