My first day home from England, way back at the beginning of June, was special because I got to celebrate this girl's birthday with her! She's the daughter of my bestest childhood friend, and she's staying with us till she gets an apartment. She works on Capitol Hill and is completely wonderful. I just love being around her. 15 years ago, her family was visiting and we got to host her 10th birthday at our house, so it was fun to start a tradition. See you back here on your 40th, Alysa! Ha.
You all know about the challenging parts of sharing my house with an entire other family, but here are the good parts. My relationship with these two is actually delightful and reminds me of why I'm doing all of this. This family IS worth the effort. Lisa was doing some modeling for me, and so of course, these two wanted in, and I was able to snap a few cute pics. They are good little people.
|Public art at the convention center.|
|Meeting the friend of my dear friend.|
|Matching with my wonderful Gwen.|
|Seeing these people makes me deeply happy.|
|Art and architecture in the city. Mt. Vernon Square and|
the Carnegie Library.
|Art at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. I really|
love this painting.
|This photo exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts was|
mind blowing. So powerful.
|I was THRILLED to discover that some of the|
Wonder exhibits were still at the Renwick. I loved it
so much when I went with Corinne and was so happy to
show Beth. It was just as wonder-filled as the first time.
|More of Wonder.|
|The Vietnam Memorial never ceases to touch my heart.|
|More wonder at the arboretum.|
|The capitol pillars are just so cool.|
|I LOVE this picture of my pal. Framed by the beauty of the Bonsai exhibit at the National Arboretum.|
|Ah. Annapolis. Dinner at a table by the water watching|
the sun go down through masts and sails.
|We got to see the boats go in and out for sailboat races. It was awesome to|
see them go out then come back in a line.