Saturday, August 15, 2015

Party like it's 1812

Tonight we went into the city with Christian and his parents to listen to the US Army Band perform the 1812 Overture at the base of the Washington Monument. It was a great show! This video clip will give you a little taste of the rocket section.

We wound up running into JAG friends of ours at the concert:

They are both Rochester grads, and their son will be a freshman there in a few days. Small world all the way around!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Like father, like daughter

Look at Fred and Annabelle, rocking their letters:

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Summer is almost over

It's about time for Annabelle and Christian to head back to Rochester. Christian's parents will be arriving tomorrow to visit for a few days and then take him home before school starts. Tonight we went to Mike's American Grill for one last big dinner out.

Monday, August 10, 2015

First day on active duty

Mike has successfully moved to San Antonio and is beginning work today on Ft. Sam Houston! He will be administrative support until his DPT program begins in 2016. I love that he still makes sure I get first-day pics!

Sunday, August 09, 2015

A post about Ginger

Ginger approves of the yard at the new house:

Here she is putting the "kiss" in Kiss and Ride:

And some days walking the dog looks like this:

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Like riding a unicorn

I'm becoming a bit of a transit nerd since I started commuting regularly by metro. Today I FINALLY got to ride on one of the new 7000-series trains!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kurdish mission reception

One of Fred's friends from his War College seminar invited us to go to a reception tonight at the Kurdish Mission. The house and the food were both amazing, and it was great to see Liz again:

It was so HOT though, and I made a terrible mistake in wearing my hair down. A woman standing nearby overheard me complaining and generously offered me a tiny clip from her own hair. It was just big enough to get my locks off my neck:

Headed home on the metro, hot and tired but happy: