Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Family Weekend

Since we've moved here I've had my eye out on the Delta fare sales that come out every week for when Salt Lake to Washington went on sale.....and I'm happy to say last weekend they finally did! So my family booked flights and flew out over the weekend, it was so nice to see them, it literally lifted my mood instantly. Initially it was just going to be my parents coming out but Megan and Allie jumped on the bandwagon so we had a full house at the Ostler's over the weekend. They flew in Saturday afternoon and left Tuesday morning so it was a quick trip but definitely worth it. After we picked them up from the airport we had dinner and then drove through the city to see the monuments at night. We only circled the mall twice by getting turned around (since this was my first time driving downtown) and it was good we drove through because Sunday and Monday were foggy rainy days.

 Allie making her delicious chocolate chip cookies

Sunday was pretty typical, go to church but I had my dad help me (actually I don't think I helped at all...ha ha), so he made a pot roast and homemade rolls for dinner, my absolute favorite. My cousin Jaklyn came over for dinner, she lives just across the river from us in Virginia and it was so funny because Harrison has been saying this thing a lot lately and I've never thought much of it, kinda sounds like baby, but Jaklyn said, "it sounds like he's saying Bieber!" so now that's all I hear whenever he says it....and he says it a lot!

Monday we went out into the city, saw the Washington Monument and went to the Natural History Museum. It was pretty cold and rainy....I think it's the coldest we've had since we've been here, normally it's in the 40's or 50's. Monday was also the Pro Life March, we had no idea. When we came out of the museum the mall was packed with protestors....should've gotten a picture but we were just trying to get out of there.

All bundled up

This was before we went into the museum, when we came out it was solid people marching for the protest

The Hope Diamond

In the live butterfly exhibit

Then we had to go to Georgetown and get some cupcakes. It was pretty exciting and delicious!!


Cassi said...

Glad you were able to spend some time with your fam. That pic of Harrison in the butterfly exhibit is so cute!

Cindy said...

Wow, looks like you guys had LOTS of fun! Your picture of the Washington Monument is INCREDIBLE! ...and i love the thought that Harrison sounds like he is saying Bieber! Makes me laugh!