Washington D.C.

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It was an amazing opportunity to go up to Virginia and visit one of my best friends Becca and her beautiful family.  I will have lots of pictures in this post, because pictures are more fun, anyways. 😉
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The first couple of days, we mostly spent time at Becca and Levi’s beautiful home.  The kids loved playing together and I loved watching them get to know each other.  Image
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They just recently got this cute wagon so that Spencer and Lauryn wouldn’t bother each other.  One night we went to a park and had a pizza picnic and then we played around in the wagon.  Bekkett had fun riding with the kids, and he also liked pulling the kids too.  He ran around the soccer field 4 times and was LOVING it.  I never knew how much he loved running, but we went to the park the other day and he ran straight for probably a quarter mile.  I was so impressed!  Image
Lauryn LOVED playing with Desi Rae.  She will definitely be a great big sister some day.  Image
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e REALLY wanted to go to the DC temple and we tried to make plans so many times and then we finally just had to go on Saturday morning before they closed for the Relief Society broadcast.  Becca ended up having to watch all 4 kiddos(under 3), but she said that it wasn’t too hard, because at least one of them were napping for part or all of the time.  Then, she loaded them up and picked up Levi from work and met us at CAFE RIO!  

Going to the temple was AMAZING!  It has been MONTHS since Greg and I have been to a session together, so it was so nice to be in a session together, and the DC temple was absolutely incredible!    Everything about it was awe-inspiring and we enjoyed our time together there.  THEN…CAFE RIO!  It has been FAR too long since Cafe Rio and we were thrilled to go and get some deliciousness that reminded us of home.  Greg stuffed himself with a burrito and I got a tostada.  YUMMO!  I have surely missed that food!

Monday(the day before the government shutdown{THANKFULLY}), we went into the city to see a {SMALL FEW} of the amazing sites that DC has to offer.  We stopped at “The Mall”, as everyone calls it, and we were able to see The Washington monument, the Vietnam Veterans wall, the White House, the World War II memorial, the reflecting pool, and the Lincoln Memorial all in the first little walk.  Then, we went and got in our cars(because some of the kiddos fell asleep, a.k.a. Bekkett) and drove past the Capital, and found a parking spot for lunch and to go past the White House.  

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There was extra social service around the whole White House and then when we left and went to Arlington Cemetery, we saw MarineOne taking off somewhere.  I am sure that this was all due to everything that happened the next day.  (Sorry the pictures aren’t very organized…too lazy! 😉
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So, probably my favorite part about what we saw was Arlington Cemetery.  You can’t believe (until you see) how many graves there are.  It is about a 15 minute walk up to The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and we watched the changing of the guards.  It was pretty amazing.  And then, as we drove home, we wanted to know more about it and found an incredible article of facts HERE.  This was REALLY interesting to both Greg and I, so am sure that not only dad would enjoy reading these facts about the guards there.  We have pretty incredible people serving our nation, even in the hardest of times, and I am truly grateful for them!  

So, that is our trip in a nutshell.  Hope you enjoy the pictures.  It was priceless and I CAN’T WAIT to go back, because there is SO much that we have yet to see!

-M.

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