Tuesday, March 9, 2010

We've Been Home-but I've been busy!

Obviously we have returned from Washington, D. C. As we were only there for 4 days, it seems like it took the entire month of February to prepare the house to leave, then to experience something I like to call "re-entry". That usually takes another two weeks to recover from. Once we returned a "cold" bug had set upon the younger two kids, then J and I. We are finally recovering as the warmer weather is setting in, life feels better.

Here are a few updates and snapshots from our trip. I also FINALLY found the missing connector cable to the camera we use for small and miscellaneous family things. . you know the cord that NO ONE in the family could find. Thanks to R, he is our resident handy man, he found it.

This is a shot of J sitting on the property of the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. D. C. was actually about a 20 min ride north. Notice the Potomac River behind him and LOTS of snow that was leftover. D. C. has had record breaking snowfall this year, and we were able to enjoy the remnants when we first arrived. Doesn't J just look so cute posing for me! Isn't he sweet to play along. I mainly wanted to emphasize the height of the snow. Remember he is 6'5"!

Those of you that KNOW us in real life know this one was taken for little J, an avid dinosaur junkie. . we ventured out to the Smithsonian Natural Museum of History. I haven't been to that one since the 4th grade.

We LOVE Buddy the cake boss. The kids insisted we find him. . as he was a special guest at the Seminar Expo.

Buddy was intrigued about what we do! I love on his show he has a family business and his large family of sisters work for him. He told us, "God bless you guys then with all those girls!" in his best New Jersey accent.

A Cake Boss cake. Every piece is made of sugar or cake! It was the best cake I have ever put in my mouth!

We also enjoyed special guest speakers such as Andy Stanley, Bill Hybels, and Tim Hawkins. If you don't have time to click links to all three, you must see Tim Hawkins. He is a clean, hysterical comedian that has written new lyrics to "Yesterday" by the Beattles and sings about CFA! A really good laugh!


Donna said...

Neat that you met "cake-Boss"!! Looks like you had a great trip!

Joni said...

Tell J I loved his "posed" pictures.

So glad that ya'll had a fun trip! Maybe your family will be on an episode of cake boss... : )


Layton Family said...

I just had to see what a mom of 11 looks like - you're beautiful!

So jealous of the book signing with Beth Moore - I picked up a copy this morning!!

blessings -

JMom said...

So fun! We are headed to DC next month with our trio and staying at the Gaylord National Harbor. Would love to hear any tips you have.

twinkle said...

Oh, Wendy! Did you DRIVE in DC? That place is worse than Houston!
If anyone could make it look easy, it would be YOU!
Miss you. Really do.
Thought about you today when I was at Chick-fil-a!

lady said...

Better late than never. ....................................................

ForHisGlory said...

I'm so glad you guys had a great time! Blessings Tiffany

OurLilFullFam said...

What a cool cake!

We love Tim Hawkins here, he is so funny!