Tara gave me a refresher tour of the DC area and I was able to see the new airforce memorial outside of the pentagon. Very cool, a little odd, but really neat. She said the guys at the pentagon have nicknamed it the "airplane catcher." It's pretty much three large metal spikes launching off the ground, it's impossible to miss if you are driving on the highway. We drove by the memorials and caught glimpses of the white house and capital. DC really is an enchanting city. Growing up there you almost take for granted what is right up the street, the national monuments, the history, the museams, the capital, the president. I'm glad I was able to experience all of this growing up. I'm also glad to be across the country now and not still living there. :) It was great to see one of my oldest friends so happy. On Saturday we headed out of the city and back to our hometown for her bridal shower at her parents home.
My Brother Chad and I at the airport Sunday night. The sun was out in full force and we both have those great squinty eyes.
On Sunday morning I made a trip to see some old family friends, Jon and Janet Cherry. Janet use to be one of my young women leaders at church when I was growing up and Jon worked at the fire station with my mom. They were really like my second parents and I am so glad they were willing to love me through my teenage years. The great news about the Cherry family is that they had twin boys in July! Jack and Luke. They also have an almost 4 yr. old AJ, who is also to die for and has the best smile. It was a great visit and they are doing so well with their growing family. I use to think having twins would be so much fun, until I had one baby, then I gained a whole new perspective and mother of twins are truly heroes!
No more trips for this pregnant lady. We are hunkering down for the last 8 weeks of pregnancy. I haven't started to nest or get ready for baby dille two. So it's about time I get on it. Well, at least this is what my friend Sarah told me on the phone yesterday. I remember doing so much to get ready for Carter. I guess the second time around I keep thinking I still have time and time keeps flying by. Carter just runs me into the ground these days. I keep getting slower and he keeps getting faster. I'm still wondering how I will manage two, but where there is a will there is a way, right?