To Read on the Journey

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cookies at the White House

On the next to the last day of vacation (yep, just one more vacation post to go) we returned to D.C. and visited Teddy Roosevelt Island, Arlington Cemetery, and the White House.We visited D.C. in 2000 when Noah and Emilie were 22 months, and 9 months old. Back then our round trip tickets cost us $426 (cheap because naoh and emilie were both under 2 and traveled for free).
Here Emilie and I at Arlington Cemetery in 2000 and 2009 (so glad that i'm not sporting that hideous 90's hair style anymore). This video is for you my sweet friend Kristen! Me eating one of your DELICIOUS cookies. I bet the President was watching from his oval office window, salivating as I bit into the salty chocolatey goodness of your cookie.

Upon the recommendation of our hosts Ginger & Spinner, we visited the monuments in the evening, and they were glorious! One can't help but have a heart of gratitude for the many that gave (and give) their lives to fight for and protect those who cannot protect themselves.


Heart2Heart said...


What a wonderful trip that will last long into your childrens memories. Now when they study something in History they will remember just where they were on your trip.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Kristen said...

i love you!

you are so sweet and silly :o)

the pictures of the monuments at night - amazing! i am glad you had such a great time.

i promise... no cookies until after the reunion.

Simply Sara said...

The evening pictures are amazing!

Looks like you had a fabulous trip! So many memories for you guys and the kids!

Oh, and Kristen, your cookies look really yummy :)

togetherforgood said...

Oh my goodness, you look younger now than you did nine years ago. Can you send me a teensy bit of that magic? LOL.

I am so jealous of this trip of yours. :)

Alana said...

I love the side by side picture with 9 years difference. What a wonderful trip you guys had!

joy said...

It was fun to spend some time with you and your beautiful family at the lake. Hope all is well with the Jones family! PS--Did you give Kristen Cheney a good word about sending me some cookies :)