Monday, March 2, 2009

a little bit of new orleans in washington...

last week we had the privilege of hosting the akers family while they were on their family vacation to D.C.! they probably couldn't have picked a colder week to visit...but the weather was beautiful and they were able to endure the cold long enough to put in some thorough site seeing!

the kids had a blast together...and i can honestly say...my house has never looked worse!!!!!! i say that with a smile on my face...because you simply would have had to have seen it to comprehend what the pack of wild animals managed to accomplish!!!!! everything from hello kitty stickers adorning ella's antique iron bed...to toys everywhere...to sippy cups scattered about...

but i wouldn't have changed a thing...
ok, maybe i would have hired a service to "undo" the mess for me...or just bombed the place and started over...(just kidding...!!!!!)

the kids had so much fun playing together, dressing up, jumping, eating donuts for breakfast, riding in the car together, making pizza...

we are so thankful that our dear friends chose to come visit us!!!!!! they win the award for sure...other than family (and i am certainly not discounting those visits for sure)...they were our first friends to come stay with us up here!!!!! i cannot tell you how much it means to me to have people that are special to us come and experience what & where we are living...those days always fly by so fast!!!!!!

i allowed laura to do most of the photo documenting...but we did manage to fit in a day at the park for the kids...and i took some cute pics!





we were also blessed to be able to celebrate laura's birthday while they were in town! our fabulous sitter bravely agreed to tackle sitting FOUR children by herself...and the adults were able to enjoy a very fun dinner out...it was a great way to end such a fun week!

we would love to look forward to visits from friends every week...but for now, we will just be thankful for the visit that we did have...and treasure the memories made!!!!!!
but just in case you're wondering...our calendar looks pretty open!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Me said...

If y'all would just stay put for a little while, we might actually get to make it up there...