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Cherry Blossoms : Washington D.C.

I had an opportunity to go to Washington D.C. for work last week. I have family and friends who live there, and have been tons, but never at this time of year. Since February was so warm it was supposed to be the earliest the cherry blossoms had ever bloomed. The blooms were scheduled to be at their peak the EXACT DAYS I WAS GOING TO BE THERE! HALLELUJAH! Well, it got cold again, and the day I arrived it snowed. Womp. Womp. Womp.

However, I would not be deterred! A friend and I decided to brave the weather and venture out anyway. The cherry blossoms are planted all around the Tidal Basin. If you're not familiar with it, it's adjacent to the National Mall, and surrounded by a lot of monuments such as FDR, MLK Jr., George Mason, and the Jefferson Memorial. 

This last photo is what happens when I give someone my camera so I actually have a photo of myself. The only instruction I gave was to say, "Make sure the little red dot (focus point) is on me." You can see for yourself how well that turned out. :-)

 

 

Bath time

Bath time is a fave around our house with the girls. I think they would take a bath every night if I let them. It's basically just play time for them. I like it because 1. it keeps the chaos contained and 2. I get after-bath photos like these! 

Ice Cream Picnic

When it's 73 degrees outside in February, and your niece says to you, "Aunt Holly, can we go get ice cream, it's SO HOTTTT outside!" You reply, "I bet you have ice cream at your house. Let's have an ice cream picnic!" So, that's exactly what we did! Blanket in the front yard, shoes off, and eating ice cream... in February!