Sunday, April 29, 2007

Great Falls - C&O Canal

I finally took the family to the C&O Canal. I've spent some very loooong hours here doing my 50 mile hikes, but never brought the rest of the family for some reason. It really is a gourgeous area. The scenery and the history of the place are amazing. This particular area is called Great Falls for some obvious reasons. Along our little hike we spotted dozens of turtles, lots of neat birds, fish, snakes, and even some lizards. We watched some mules pull a river boat up and down the canal and even watched them raise and lower the boat through one of the many locks located on the canal. Logan found some pretty flowers along the way that he picked for his mommy. He's such a sweet boy.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Samara's 1st Birthday

We had a small celebration for Samara's first birthday since we already had a big party with her cousins. Instead of a cake she got a Twinkie. I know, I know... we're horrible!

Here's a little video clip of us singing happy birthday to the big girl.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Birthday Bash!

Samara and two of her cousins, Bradley and Megan, all have their birthdays within a five day spread, so we decided to celebrate them all together. We headed on down to Richmond and a fun filled weekend of parties and junk food. For Bradley, Sonya threw an awesome Spy themed party. Each kid received their own Spy Agency badge with their spy photo and finger print printed on it. All the kids loved it.

Sunday, April 8, 2007


The kids celebrated Easter both in Othello and at home this year. They were in Othello for Tanner's wedding so close to Easter that they had there own little celebration complete with easter egg hunt there. You can tell we woke them up pretty early to find their baskets, they're pretty ragged looking.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

We've Moved!

The time has come to leave the nest. We spent almost 4 wonderful years living with my parents while I finished school. We're so grateful to them for supporting us while we overtook their house all those years. It's a time I will look back fondly upon.

Since I work in northern Virginia we looked for housing in the area. We found a beautiful apartment right next to the Dulles Airport (hint hint!). It cut my commute from around an hour in good traffic (2 hours in bad) to 25 minutes regardless of traffic. The two garages in the picture aren't ours of course but the four windows on both floors are. The neighborhood pool and workout room that we can walk to make the move even sweeter.

We're still transitioning between Maryland and Virginia. We officially moved all of our stuff down today, but we'll be up there for Easter and other upcoming events.