Wednesday, May 28, 2014

National Memorial Day Parade

On Memorial Day, we rode the metro down to Federal Triangle to watch the National Memorial Day Parade. It was an amazing tribute to our military and fallen heroes from the American Revolution through Afghanistan and Iraq. The parade was televised live to troops stationed around the globe. We cheered on soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guardsmen. These men and women are our country's heroes, including my own husband. They are a symbol of the sacrifices that have been made and that continue to be made to ensure our freedoms in this great country. There were a number of beautiful floats, high school marching bands, and our "founding fathers" also participated in the parade. The whole experience was very touching. We will most definitely be back next year. 




Saturday, May 24, 2014

Strawberry Jubilee

The annual Strawberry Jubilee at Great Country Farms in Bluemont, Virginia was an event to remember. Everything from the hay ride, sack race, tart toss, pie eating contest, giant slides, barn yard animals, and of course the strawberries did not disappoint. One of the things I've enjoyed most about having Paul home after finals is the time we get to spend as a family. Now that he is not carrying the weight of his studies, life is more enjoyable for everyone. The Strawberry Jubilee was a much needed family day out of the city. All of our little boys got a kick out of the wide open space. When it came time to go home, they did not want to leave.