Thursday, December 10, 2009

Winter Day in Washington

Saturday was magical.  The weather was unexpected.  Our activities were spontaneous.  It was one of those days where things couldn’t have been so fun and festive had we tried to plan them out perfectly.  I love it when that happens. 

We woke up to the first snowfall of the season.  Anderson was overjoyed.DSC_0011



We took the metro downtown to take part in some of DC’s best holiday traditions.  I couldn’t get over how cute, BIG, and little Anderson looked all at once in his puffy coat and hat.  He couldn’t get over riding the train.  LOVED it.

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We visited the Botanical Gardens and saw beautiful holiday displays.  Anderson’s favorite was the train at the base of the huge Christmas tree.




We continued to the White House to see the National Christmas Tree and the Pageant of Peace.  It was freezing, but we had a great time.

DSC_0089 Maryland Tree.  We didn’t quite make it to Utah’s tree.  It was REALLY cold.


 National Christmas Tree


We stopped by Santa’s Workshop at the President’s Park.  We sat with Santa to take what is possibly, which I already regret posting. 



The White House 


I love holidays, and they just get better when you have a child.  I’m grateful Anderson is with us to bring out the magic in the Christmas season. 

Merry Christmas from the Nation’s Capital!


P.S.  How amazing was THIS performance last night?!  Practically putting Barbara to shame.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I’m THANKFUL for kisses.



I’m WON OVER by Anderson’s game day face.



I’m TOLERATING (you know, hate the sin, love the sinner) the Christmas decor in the nursery.

DSC_0017-1  Harley insisted.  Anderson loves it.  I’m just waiting for the WT police to show up and charge us with Tic and two counts of Tac.  Yes, Harley secured the lights with orange painters tape.


Happy Holidays!