Thursday, January 22, 2009

We're home.

Things I've learned the past few days...

1. Mother/Daughter trips are priceless. I love being her mom.
2. Driving in the middle of the turnpike is allowed if it isn't plowed.
3. Hand and foot warmers are the best invention in the world.
4. Everyone should own a Garmin. Seriously. You need one.
5. Washington D.C. is truly one of my favorite places on the planet. I could live there.
6. Patriotism, civility, kindness and compassion were all action verbs on the mall during the whole Inauguration. I witnessed an excitement that was palpable, and it isn't something I'll ever forget.
7. Starbucks really does lace those drinks with something.
8. Hearing Bruce Springsteen live is a religious experience. I'm so glad this song has a "new" meaning for me. I cried when I heard it. That choir put me over the top.
9. My husband is a saint. (Okay, I knew that but needed to re-state it.)
10. Your kids grow up faster if you leave for 4 days.
11. Hanging out with my sister, my niece, my cousin and her fiancee was time well spent, and I wish I stopped to spend more time like this with my family. So glad to have shared this experience with them.
12. Goldfish are resilient and withstand a lot. Not sure we're ready for other pets.
13. Crossing something off your bucket list is pretty damn cool.
14. I may never catch up with all my emails, but I'm going to give it a shot.

Thanks for your kind words and well wishes on the trip. I will post more pics when I get a moment to catch up here. Have a wonderful day friends!


Barbara P. said...

I'm so jealous...I wish I was there with you all. I can only imagine the memories you created with your daughter the past few days. Way to go!

dbettyboop2008 said...

I am so glad you were able to go with your daughter and share those memories. She will love you forever. Glad you all made it home safe.

Amy Coose said...

It was magical, wasn't it? Next time we'll have to see if we can meet up! Glad you enjoyed yourselves!

Christi Snow said...

How fun is this post, but I have to say that I am feeling a bit sorry for your goldfish and I have no idea why...LOL!

Damaris said...

I am soooo happy for you. Love that you got to cross that off the bucket list!!!! I can not wait to see the pics!!!

Jewel said...

What an AWESOME experience for both you and your daughter! Love the pic of your daughter and the Capital behind her.

Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

what an amazing experience to have gotten to be a part of & even more amazing that you were able to share this part of american history with your daughter. that is a memory that will last a life time & then some. i am so glad that you guys are back & that you have a wonderful trip trish. have a totally fab day! :D m-

Ryzmomplus2 said...

I am so happy for you! what an amazing piece of history you got to be a part of!

Colleen said...

i can't wait to see the rest of your pics and hear more about your trip! love you lady

pickmepam said...

what an awesome experience for Jamie! it's one of those things that when she's 40 she'll be able to say, "i was there". Too cool!