I got to spend a week with the Queen (AKA my sister Lynn) in her new home in Virginia. It was so fun. I got a sitter for my kids and she came daily while Travis worked - it was great, the kids were well behaved and Travis got to work and I didn't have to worry. I got to Lynn's and we sent Jake off to some school thing he had to do and we went to work. We bought chairs and put them together we painted the big bird yellow walls a muted beige (after we had tried a horrible cement color), we watched way too many episodes of friends, we ate Subway, we laughed, we tried to get her new baby Jack on a schedule, we went for a walk, cleaned the NASTIEST shower ever (literally I spent over an hour on it), and we unpacked, and ran lots of errands! Whew! I loved every minute. We worked so hard, parts of the ceiling were so high, we had to rig our own extender to paint it all, but it looks FABULOUS if I do say so myself. I played with Annabelle and loved on Jack. We didn't do a ton of sight seeing but what we did do was fantastic. We saw the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington cemetary, Washington Monument, and WW2 memorial (which Annabelle wanted to swim in), and walked the "mall" by all of them. It was hot and muggy but fun. At one point we thought someone great was coming through because a several policeman blocked off the intersection - I was so excited but all they were doing was blocking it for tour buses- blah! I should've posted this sooner, but didn't and now can't remember great details....oh well. Great trip- the pictures are a little out of order but you'll get the idea. I took an empty suitcase and she sent me home with a whole new wardrobe (that's why there'a picture of me with new clothes on). Oh, and we were able to see my cousin David and his family for one afternoon!
The last leg of my flight home from Denver I thought I was going to die. We hit microbursts about 30 minutes before landing in Boise. The plane would drop and then rise and drop and then rise what felt like 100's of feet of freefall. At one point of the flight attendants came on and said if we needed to evacuate to leave all of our things behind. I was ready to die, but scared out of my mind. Every part of my body hurt when I finally got off. One of the flight attendants after we landed said he'd never been in anything like it in his 10 years of flying.