Sunday, June 10, 2007

In a DC Minute...

Ok..I was listening to Don Henley and his song the New York Minute are a lot of photos from the trip to DC.

Apparently, my hotel was less than 5 blocks from the White House so while walking, I found it. There are a lot less protesters than I remember from my earlier visits.

One of the guys that was part of the meeting was taking a walking trip of the sites of DC. I saw most of them in the late 1980's and plan on taking the kids in another 4-5 years. I saw the Vietnam Memorial with my Dad and it still makes me cry even 20 years later. I remember the sheer volume of names and my Dad getting a rubbing of the names of his platoon that did not make it. I am thankful every day that my Dad DID make it.
On the way back from the rental car agency, I saw this sign. They are apparently joking because their haircuts actually cost about $30 for men but I laughed anyway.
I was able to fit a a bit of personal "business" along with work business. I had lunch with my graduate advisor from Fargo, ND and then was able to road trip to see my brother and his family. I figured, after 3000 miles, what is another 90 miles via car? We are a driving family so to me, a couple hours by car is no big deal.

My brother, Matthew and his lovely wife, Mindy, live in western Maryland out in the country. This is their new house.
My 6 mo neice, Emily.
Nephew, Benjamin.
Matthew & Emily
Benjamin, Emily (who would only let me hold her when she was asleep) & myself.
Matthew, Mindy, Benjamin & Emily
Matthew, myself and the "babies".
Mindy & I
I am so happy I was able to see them during my visit! It has been 5 years since I have seen them and they have obviously added to their family since that time. Thank you for the lovely steak dinner!!!!


Wannabe said...

Awww, looks like you had a great time. Their house is BEAUTIFUL! You look stunning and very happy in the last pic!

African Kelli said...

What an awesome trip Sarah! I just love it. And you look so pretty in these photos. I'm glad to see you smiling.

photogmichelle said...

Those photos are amazing. so glad you got to see your family while on the business trip. You and your brother look just alike.

Kate said...

Lovely photos of you and your family. You and your brother have the same smile.