Wednesday, December 15, 2010


This past week I had the privilege of going to DC for Perry's graduation. (He graduated from NADA dealer academy) and we got to spend a few extra days seeing some of the sights. It was great!-too bad its over already.
I flew in on Wednesday evening and Thursday Perry had class all day so I got to shop my heart out at the mall. They had every store you could imagine! Hours at the mall with no kids=one very happy girl. Perry's graduation lunch.

His graduating class. (I have to brag-He graduated 1st in his class might I add)

Some of his buddies from class.

Right after graduation on Friday we changed hotels and headed to downtown DC. That night we walked around and saw the white house. (this is the back side of the house-coudn't get a good picture from the front)

National Christmas tree

While we were in DC we enjoyed lots of good food..
The next day (Saturday) we went to the American history museum and holocaust museum. Here are pics of the American history museum.
Abe Lincolns wife's inauguration dress. (They had all the first lady's dresses)
Perry posing by Lincoln's top hat.
You can see the Lincoln memorial way off in the distance. (do you like my shoes?? I am a nerd- I opted for comfort over style. )
Washington Monument.
In front of Lincoln Memorial

That night we went to see the play the Christmas Carol at Ford's theater. The play was awesome!! Below is a picture of the balcony booth where he was shot and killed. They still have the original chair and couch in there. The next day (Sunday) we went to the air and space museum (How about a smile Perry?)
We went to the imax and saw a 3D show about the hubble-very cool
Original plane of the Wright brothers.
After the space museum we rode the metro and bus to Mount Vernon where George Washington lived. This was his mansion. It was totally rainy and we arrived 4 hours early because we had heard there was alot to do. When we got there they wouldn't let us walk the grounds or anything because of the rain and mud so we went to the gift shops and grabbed some grub and twiddled our thumbs for a couple hours!! Oops-my bad!! (no I did not take this picture-the one I took didn't turn out because it was dark)
At least we were able to go see the George Washington museum for a half hour before they closed. It was neat-they had all of his old war knifes and her jewelry and letters they had written to each other. etc. (lots of valuables in the museum as there were police men patroling the whole thing)
We hung out around this Christmas tree for hours since our tickets for the tour weren't until 7:45! LOLSeeing the inside of the mansion was really cool-but we couldn't take pictures-so here are some of the outside-this was her spinning room.This was their greenhouse-where they had dancing. They taught me a little dance-but I couldn't get Perry to join in on the fun. (ignore the weird spots all over the picture-I think the lens was wet or something) We had to leave early the next morning to come home. (4 am our time!!) We were a little tired to say the least. It was fun to see the kiddos when we got home. (we missed them) Im not sure how much they missed us as Logan keeps asking if she can go stay at Chelsey's again. I know she had fun at Mammy's too and Brittani's. We gave Logan a blue sucker from our trip and she was in heaven. Now its back to real life..bleh

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cache and Perry's birthday

Happy early birthday to my Cache and hubby. We celebrated with Perry's family on Saturday. Can't believe my little boy is 31-or uh 1! Anyhoo-here are some pictures.

These cupcakes were easy to make. Got the idea off the internet and used wafer cookies (normal size for mouth and mini size broken in half to make the ears) Also used mini blue m&ms for eyes and red gel for mouth. These monkey cups were a pain because the paper kept falling off even when I hot glued it! I will try paper cups instead of styrofoam if I make these again.

Little buddy loved his presents. He didn't quite get the whole "opening" them-but he had plenty of cousins to help with that part.

Perry and Cache blowing out their candle together. He kept trying to grab the candle while it was lit. Time to dig in...
Took him a while to get going.

I think he had more fun tearing it apart than eating it


The other night we went to the ward Christmas party and Santa came. I was unsure if Logan would sit on his lap or not-but she loved him. She wasn't hesitant in the slightest and even talked to him. (unlike last year)
Funny story- We kept asking her all day if she was going to sit on his lap and what present she wanted Santa to bring her. She kept saying she wanted a dollie. Here is the conversation between her and Perry on the way home.
Perry-"Did you like seeing Santa and sitting on his lap?"
Logan-"Yes-but he didn't have a dollie for me"
Too funny..