The last 10 days have been eventful between sick boys and trips to Washington D.C. and St. Michaels, Maryland. On Martin Luther King day, we ventured out to Washington D.C. as a family. We had such a blast, but no pictures to prove it. I was able to finally get to the temple. What a beautiful temple D.C. is! It's probably one of the most stunning in my opinion. I'm so grateful for temples and for eternal families. Spending time inside gave me the spiritual rejuvenation I needed.
After the temple, we drove to the Metro Station and road the Metro into Downtown D.C. The boys loved riding the train. One thing you ought to know if you're traveling with your family, all of the Smithsonian museums are free! It's an awesome city to visit with your whole family. We went first to the Aero and Space Museum, then to the Art Museum and then to the National archives. All of which were free. The space museum was cool because it had many famous aircraft such as, the space module that landed on the moon, The Spirit of St. Louis that Charles Limburgh flew, and the Wright Brothers first airplane that legitimately flew. It's a huge museum, well worth the exhorbant fee of $0's. We then when to the Smithsonian art museum where we saw several paintings that Adam was interested in seeing. He's sort of in an art history phase right now. He's becoming quite proficient specifically in recognizing works by Monet, VanGogh, and Renoir. We saw Monet's Japanese Footbridge, and several of VanGogh's including his selfportrait and Roses. Such a wonderful addition to our day! It was also kind of fun that at the museum, we ran into an old friend that was in our Married Student ward in Provo over 4 years ago. Crazy how you end up meeting up with people again!
(Monet's Japanese Footbridge)
The National Archives were a neat experience. Just to see the actual documents that this country is founded upon, was such a humbling experience. We saw the Constitution, Declaration of Independance, and the Bill of rights. There were other documents that are there inluding a letter that Abraham Lincoln wrote when the Amendment was made to abolish slavery. I'm so grateful to live in a free country. We will never truly understand the amount of sacrafice that went into making this country great. In a few weeks we hope to go to Philly where Independance hall is.
This last saturday, we went to visit Rob's Great Uncle Lyle and Great Aunt Dorothy Feisel whom he never remembers actually meeting. They live about 1 hr. 35 min. south in St. Michael's, Maryland. They were so great! We look forward to visiting again soon.
Here's a picture of my handsome boys back to church after two Sundays out from being sick. Adam kept saying that he wanted to wear his white shirt so he could be like a missionary. It matches his new missionary haircut. Which, by the way, was extremely traumatic for him and me to accomplish! After this last one, I'm about ready to give up cutting my boys hair and just take them to a professional!