Sunday, November 30, 2008

Retracing Footprints~

Katie at her puzzle site in DC.
Katie Thanksgiving

Katie in Maryland

Mennonite Buggy's

The Girls and I in Williamsburg, VA

Sunset in Washington, DC

Holly getting a letter posted at a real
Post office in Colonial Williamsburg.

The Lincoln Memorial

The national Cathedral was beautiful!

The girl's in DC

Our Nations Capitol Building

On a friends pier in Maryland

Well we made it back later Saturday. Thank you to all who prayed for us. We had a wonderful trip. We saw many beautiful sites from South Carolina into North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. Wade got to spend a little time with his father and we visited with his step mother in the nursing home.

The girl's had a fun trip. After cleaning their Grandfathers apartment they were ready for some fun. We have taken them many places in their younger life and they don't remember most of them, so we are trying to retrace our foot steps. They spent several hours alone with their friends Rachel and Elsie and their family whom are old order Mennonites. Then on Friday they took the girl's around their community and introduced them to family and friends. They met their teacher and she invited them into the school. They were elated to say the least! We treated the girl's to a McDonald's picnic lunch at their church. These are some the sweetest decent people. I know my girl's will cherish these memories forever. We also visited some with that family who have become very dear to us.

We have toured this and the other museums several times before but new exhibits are always being added or updated like the flag that the National anthem got it's name for.We drove around Washington which is always a beautiful city to tour.We stopped on the way to look around at George Washington's birth place. We also stopped by Colonial Williamsburg on the way home.WE had taken the girl's here when they were much younger and they remembered very little but we always love Williamsburg.

I know I missed lots of things but I'm sure the girl's will post about their trip as well. We had a really good trip.I hope each of you had a great

Thanksgiving and are getting into the Christmas spirit. We decorated yesterday, so it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around our house.

I hope your all well. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Lisa


Jennifer said...

Welcome home!! Looks like you had a fun trip:) Great pictures! Have a blessed day!!

Kristi said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip for your family. I'm glad y'all had such a good time.


Susan said...

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving with family.I enjoyed your pictures you shared.Have a wonderful week.God Bless.

Shelly said...

Sounds like you had a splendid trip/vacation. By looking at the pictures you can tell it was very nice and there are lots of smiles had by all.

Thanks for sharing.

Patti said...

What a wonderful family trip!! I have been to D.C. and George Washington and Abraham Lincolns homes, and I just loved it! I want to go back one day.
Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving!

All My Blessings said...

What a nice trip! This sounds like the girls will remember it and always have wonderful memories. The pictures are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your pictures.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Those are great photos.. Thanks for sharing..

Sharon said...

Something is weird with my computer! I can't see the writing on your post. When I look real close it barely shows a light gold but I can't read it. :( I enjoyed the pictures though!


What a wonderful trip and I am sure that you all will remember this time for your whole lives though. It look like great fun. Have a good week, Lisa. connie

Anonymous said...

Hi lisa,
Thanks for dropping by. i have missed getting your quirky emails. Did you stop sending??
I loved reading about your trip. I remember getting a brochure of these places once and have dreamed of visiting one day. How wonderful for you all.
Your daughters are you are.
Thanks for sharing.
hugs Sandra nz

A Note From Theresa said...

Looks wonderful! I'm glad you all had a good time.

HsKubes said...

Love the photos! It sounds like a lovely trip. So glad y'all were able to have a nice time.

Enjoy your week!
~ Christina