Saturday, October 25, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
October brought a wonderful surprise visit from my sister Merry. We had a great time together... I will always remember the late night run for the new donut craze at The Fractured Prune... the experience was amazing, especially the car ride there with a special cd fresh for the occasion, burned by Matthew. The visit was topped off by a trip to the Library of Congress for Merry and I . Thank you Merry for your time and love. We all loved having you here!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Columbus Day afforded the sweet opportunity for Megan, Emily and I to enjoy a wonderful autumn afternoon at Cox Farm, including lots of cider and apples, burlap sack sliding and a pony ride for Em. Three cute little pumpkins now adorn our steps!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Today we were fortunate to have Elizabeth, Katherine and Matthew Mackey attend church with us. Following we all made a wardrobe switch and headed off for adventure. Our first stop was Fairfax Hospital to see the historic location where Matthew Mackey was born. We then drove in and met Kimball for an incredible picnic at the Iwo Jima Memorial... followed by a heroic effort of races and general fun. I am proud to say that Kimball and I won the wheel barrow race and I must say, he gets extra points for not complaining when partners were chosen and he ended up with the old aunt! We returned home and ate caramel drizzled apples with whipped cream and toasted peacans and played games. A memorable time to realize again what a blessing family association is. We missed Jay who had taken an early flight to Arizona for a week of work.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Jay and I had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth, her boyfriend Kimball, Katherine and Matthew Mackey in DC for the late night tour of the memorials. We never tire of the inspiring beauty of this place. A highlight was the intense pear and almond chocolate bar on the steps of the Lincoln.