"I have come that they might have life and have it to the full..." -John 10:10b

Monday, April 13, 2009


Saturday morning, Paul and I took the girls down to DC to see the Cherry Blossoms. We had heard that this would be the last weekend to really see them and were eager to get some good shots. We had illusions of grandeur in our heads as we drove down there, expecting to see the most amazing visions of pinks, whites and reds with our nation's monuments and memorials as their backdrop.

Not so much. They really weren't kidding when they said these things didn't last long. We managed to find a small handful of blooming Sakura trees in all of DC. Not nearly what we had envisioned. But we snapped away with our camera and not wanting the day to be total bust, we headed over to Arlington.

Arlington was beautiful. Even though it was an overcast, cold, wet day, Arlington was memorable. We first visited the Women in Military Service for America Memorial (but that's a different post) and then made our way over to the Arlington National Cemetery. We didn't stay long as the girl's were acting in a way that certainly wasn't "respectful" of our nations fallen heros but we did manage to get this shot. The most beautiful array of cherry blossoms we'd seen that day, decorating these solemn graves with their petals.

We then headed over to the Iwo Jima Memorial. I've always wanted to see this memorial and I was a bit sad that the weather didn't permit for some very nice pictures but still we came, we saw, we photographed. We'll go back another day... a sunnier day.

We also spotted these gorgeous tulips over at the Netherlands Carillon. Every color and species you could imagine in full bloom. They were breathtaking.

We weren't able to spend as much time as we wanted there that day, due to both the gloomy weather and Izzy's impending sickness (we found out a few hours after we got home that she was sick, thus explaining her foul mood all morning), but we live mere minutes from these amazing places and as the weather gets warmer, we're sure we'll be there quite often!

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