In just a few minutes, The Mister and I leave for Washington D.C. to spend a long weekend celebrating his graduation from his Master's Degree program. It will be the first time since Maren was born 6.5 years ago that we've spent more than one night away from our kids! My incredible parents have flown here to Denver from SLC to take care of the kids.
|we're staying right across the street from the White House!|
Yesterday morning I was thinking how much I would miss the kids. However, Porter took it upon himself to make the separation a bit easier, bless his little heart. He dumped a brand-new bottle of baby shampoo all over the bathroom floor, attempted to "water" one of my succulents with the remains of Maren's orange juice, squeezed out a tube of Carmex and smeared it who-knows-where, and puked all over himself, the cart, and the floor in the middle of the grocery store. And that was all before 11:00 a.m.! By bedtime, he was on his 4th set of clothes for the day.
I'm excited to visit D.C. The last time I was there was 14 years ago with some college roommates, and we only had about a day and a half to spend so we didn't get to see much. I will admit that I have no small amount of trepidation about the heat/humidity that we're going to be facing--the forecasted temperature for Friday is 99 degrees, and that's before you factor in the humidity! Here in Denver we've had 13 straight days of 90+ temps, but as we like to say here in the West--it's a dry heat. And really, it makes all the difference in the world. Let's just say that I've packed about 7 outfits for a 4-day trip because I'm anticipating having to come back to the hotel to shower & change each afternoon.
Be back next week with lots of photos to share!