Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My Country Tis Of Thee

I really love being an American!  I love our mighty Country's traditions, I love our strength.  I love America!  One of my most favorite places in the world to go is to Washington D.C.!  I have to tell you in the spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom it is so breath taking!  At Christmas when the cold is in the air and the lamp posts are decorated and the trees sparkle and less fortunate people play instruments on the street corner, playing Christmas carols, it makes you smile you do want to reach into your pocket and give....
We spent this weekend in Northern Virginia, we went on Saturday to see the National tree it was beautiful.  All around the tree they have placed a Christmas tree for each state with ornaments from made to represent the state.  Texas had ornaments with little yellow roses.  Ohio had ornaments with Cardinals and Ohio State memorabilia.  There is a fire pit on the grounds where the tree is set, it is a huge fire pit they use a fork lift to drop logs from large tree's in, like huge stumps.  A band plays while are walking around and a shop sells cocoa.
It was very very cold on Saturday like a high of 37, so to say the least we were freezing!  Twice Blessed Mommy's little ones about froze to death!  They could have had a much better time if the temperature was higher!  I really feel for Twice Blessed, I can remember wanting to take my children even as infants to see sights and visit new places and when they are miserable it makes you miserable.  Even though they were cold I am very thankful we got to be together to see the National Tree!

Here is Reese and Tate, this is when we started our day, they were cold but still happy.


Here is Daisy, we were at a really cool out door Christmas fair.


Here is Twice Blessed Mommy.



HD, look at that cool building in the back ground.



Me and my sweet boys all bundled up.


This is the National Tree.


The Tree sits directly across the street from the White House.


This was a Happy Mommy moment!


As we walked back, this is what we saw, look how amazing, the Capital building.


Look how the street was decorated.

HD snapped this picture of the National Tree as we drove out of  the city.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

DC is one of my favorite places as well. We have spent much time as my sister lives about an hour outside. The pictures are beautiful. I love the WWII Memorial as well. (my favorite is still the Korean though :))

Twice Blessed said...

It sure started as such a fun day! I felt so unprepared, no mittens, no blanket..what was I thinking? Guess I didn't realize how cold it was. We took them to the National Tree last year and decided that this would be a TBFamily tradition. I hope next year goes much better! Love the pictures of us.

Penny said...

How Beautiful! What is sad is that I live only 2 hours away from there and have never been to see the National Tree or the Cherry Blossoms! I must add this to my list!

Michelle said...

your pictures are beautiful! Love the one of you in b&w!

Glad y'all had a wonderful day!

littletoesandcheerios said...

Everything looks so beautiful! Something I would love to see someday.

Growin' with it! said...

what a beautiful trip! we've been there once but not in either of these seasons, so what a treat to get a view of what it's like in the winter. i must say, your tree is much prettier than theirs!!

One More Equals Four said...

What a fun trip and how neat to see it all decorated for the holiday! I would love to take my kids there sometime soon!

P.S.He loves you.. said...

You looked great!

Red is your color girl!

The kids will always remember this stuff!

We are THAT Family said...

I went to DC this time last year-my first time! I love it. My brother and his family live in the heart of the city. Looks like y'all had fun!

Melissa said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend!! How did they like the coupe? I used to live a hour away from DC and never went to see the tree, now I wish I would have:)

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Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

Beautiful pictures - thanks for sharing!