And so our trip begins. When I first started planning this trip I was unsure the boys would even want to come. They aren't exactly young enough where I can say we are going and that is that. I have to ask in advance, beg and plead and hope they say yes. This time I just asked and they said YES.
So off we went...just me and my boys.
Our first day in D.C. and we off to our tour at the Capitol.
Our tour took us through some amazing rooms in the Capitol. The paintings and the statues were incredible.
After our Tour we had the best pizza at We, The pizza. We had walked by the restaurant, kept on walking thinking we'd find something besides Pizza. I think we were just suffering from a case of jet lag because really who could resist Pizza. Yum for the pepperoni pie. Totally worth the wait.
After lunch we headed on over to the National Mall to visit all the Smithsonian museums. We only visited a couple because honestly we were all so tired and there were just so many museums to visit.
What I loved the most is watching my boys be little kids again. Johnny was excited to see paintings he only learned about, and watching Josh oohhh and aaahh over all the girls, I mean the National Air & Space Museum was awesome. Silly child was just checking out all the girls and saying I could move here. I think I like it here. I was like come on we have more places to visit.
10/29/2010 - Time to pic up my racing gear OH YEAH
I wanted to buy everything Marine Corps related. I opted on buying a long sleeve dry fit shirt. It's so pretty...yes pretty.
I picked up my goodie bag, we walked around a bit and I bought a few essentials. My boys don't get it much, why is that running skirt necessary? Why do you need a whole box of sports beans? And more importantly why do you and Mark keep talking about doing more races? One day they will understand what a great high running a marathon can be. Being alone with your thoughts, testing yourself to the limits..oh yeah that is what it's all about. And the medal isn't bad either.
10/30/2010 - Spending time with Rosemary
We went to breakfast with the Family. I'm kinda sad I didn't get any pictures of Doug. But that just means we need another visit with him.
Here we all are. See how much her kids loved my boys.I love the smaller middle picture. Rosemary's kids and my kids all laid down on the sofa for a nap. Totally adorable right.
10/31/2010 - Happy Halloween....Happy Race Day.
Me to Rosemary and the boys.
OK we need to get up at 4:30, and be at the metro no later than 5:15 am. What? Really? But the race doesn't start until 8:00 am. Yeah well..they are expecting 30,000 people so yes we have to get up early.
Here we are before the race. I don't think you can tell but I was super nervous.
And away we went. So while I ran.....
Me: GO BUY ME A COKE.
Johnny: Mom why?
Me: I'm THRISTY, go buy me a COKE!!!
Johnny: Mom we have your coconut water, do you want that instead?
Me: NO!! I want a coke.
6 hours,43 minutes, and 49 seconds later I was done.
And here we are at the finish line. I love getting bobarded with hugs and kisses from my boys.
We headed back to Rosemary's in Bethesda, I took a nice hot shower then I was ready to go trick or treating. What? Yes you read that right, I wanted to go trick or treating.
It was a great last night. I am ever so Thankful to my friend Rosemary...oh yeah you too Doug :P . Doug made me watch scary movies and then tried to scare me. All in all it was a great family trip. I am so happy the boys came and even happier they didn't complain much.