This past weekend we had some of our closest friends from Gordon in town, John and Stacey. We hung out on Capitol Hill, ate dinner at the new Matchbox on Barraks row, at breakfast with John's sister Julie, drove to the Eastern Shore where the guys went sporting clay shooting and the ladies outlet shopped, followed by crabs and a drive back to DC capped with a monument tour at night. Phfew...and then we went to Columbia to cheer Julie on in her 6th Tri! (I might join her for one in October...we will see) It was an incredibly pack, but relaxing, amazing weekend...that just kept going! Here is the four of us at the Crab Deck:
Yes, Stacey and I are wearing the same Nike jackets - we got them for $15! Ah-mazing!
My sisters and I were all together in PA for Mother's Day. We took my mom on a walk while the guys stayed home to cook breakfast. It was a cool but sunny morning, perfect for a walk and a LOT of talking.
At the house, and then on the rail trail...
We also had my grandmother over, and she is a wiz at Wiffle Ball!
My birthday present from Mark this year was a trip to the Theatre to see The Civil War, a musical.
Ford's Theatre is a charming place, with a remarkable history. The supporters of the theatre have restored and protected it beautifully. In honor of Lincoln's bicentenial, there is a full season of events being offered at Ford's Theatre this year. The Civil War is just one of the historic events the theatre is featuring honoring the legacy of our 16th president.
It was a moving show, we had perfect seats - the best birthday evening ever!
The musical was quite moving telling the stories of people groups who were impacted by the civil war. The performance was made up of many short segments that were woven together revealing every depth of emotion. I cried, laughed, must mostly felt filled with joy for our country.
The show runs through May 24th, so hurry up and see it! But beware, the theatre is bound to be full of tourists, it was when we went last Thursday! The good news is there is no harm joining them. Here we are posing infront of Lincoln's bust:
Celebrate the bicentenial by seeing, The Civil War!
We love visiting Hull and Nora and their whole family. Usually our visits are jam packed with lots to do and not enough time to relax, so this time we scheduled very little and had the best weekend lounging with out two favorite residents of the North Shroe! Here is a picture of us trolling the beach for sea glass:
Sadly we only found three pieces. We found a lot of other treasures, and a gigantic snail, but we left them on the beach.
It was a wonderful afternoon full of funny moments, lots of laughter, and most importantly great conversations with two people we love! It is incredible how much Hull and Nora have grown up since our last visit. The time on the beach reminded us how important it is to keep in touch with this wonderful family!