Thursday, September 4, 2014

You know life is full when...

You know life is full when.....

....... there isn't much time to write about it.

It's hard to believe that weeks have turned into months since I last spent some quality time writing about the happenings of this vibrant family.  And it's not for a lack of vibrancy.  Quite the other way.

Well, there was a creative women's retreat, a bit of asthma, a polar vortex, a touch of pneumonia, a handful of students, a kids triathlon, a pack of delightful dogs, a road trip or two, and the regular amount of birthdays.

I'm hoping to reflect more, wonder more, and zoom through life a little less.

Triumph for the pool: kids triathlon!

They did it again.  The kids triathlon fundraiser.




So fun!

Historic America Vacay

Virginia and DC called, and we answered.  Actually we were invited to a wedding of a dear, long-lost friend, so we decided to make a proper trip of it.

Allegheny Trail

look out point somewhere in West Virginia

Chapel of the Centurion, Fort Monroe, VA

Jenny and Carsten

Fort Monroe

Fort Monroe

Fort Monroe

Langley Air Force Base

Buckroe Beach, VA

Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary, VA

Yorktown, VA

Yorktown Victory Monument, VA

yes, that's a cannonball from the Revolutionary War

our hosts

National Archives, Washington D. C.

Washington Monument

the White House is back there

the Lincoln Memorial and the reflecting pool

the Capitol Building

metro station

Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington

an entire outbuilding dedicated to spinning and weaving

Mount Vernon, VA

Air and Space Museum, D. C.

the Fredericks

Michigan Vacay, July 2014

Alpena called and we answered.