Monday, September 20, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
I haven't done a ton of baking since I have been here in MD. I have a miniature oven and was quite discouraged when I baked my first batch of chocolate chip cookies and found that the bottoms were burnt and the tops raw.
It has taken a little experimenting but I have finally figured out my oven and it works really wonderfully.
The Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was just as fantastic as I remembered.
With one thing and another, I didn't have the chance to replace the hubcap before moving to Utah. So I drove across the country in what my friends would refer to as a "ghetto car". When I arrived in MD, I ordered a hubcap online and quickly installed it.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Our main goal was to see the white house gardens. They are only open 4 days a year.
We got up super early so we could be downtown by 8am to get tickets. All of the websites said that there are thousands of people that go every year and if you don't get there early enough, you won't get a ticket. We got there at 8:30 am and guess how many tickets they had left? Thousands and thousands! We decided to get tickets for 3 pm and head back to Bethesda for breakfast and BED.
We ate at the cutest French bakery/cafe. It's called Le Madeleine and I think I am officially in love. I will definitely go back there again...and again...and again.
After our nap, we started our day all over and took the metro downtown. We waited for about a half an hour before we were let through the gate. And then...we waited in line again.
This time we had to get through the security line. Julie had a ton of food in her bag so we decided to "hide" it in the pockets of my jacket. Unfortunately security was very thorough and soon enough I heard the security guard say, "This jacket is chalk full of food!" I almost laughed out loud. One way or another we got through security with ALL of our belongings.
There weren't very many flowers. Except around the children's garden...aren't the little chairs so cute!
This is Sasha and Malia's swing set. President Obama can watch his kids play from the Oval Office.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
So at long last here's a short video showing my new digs. You may want to take something to prevent sea-sickness before you watch it because it's a bit bouncy! :)
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Dad stayed with me a few days in Bethesda to help me get settled (THANKS DAD!!!) Before he took off for Utah, we decided to check out the Cherry Blossom Festival and some of the memorials downtown.
The cherry blossoms were beautiful!
I saw the Korean Memorial for the first time... It was very moving.
At the Vietnam memorial, we tried to find a Zumbrennen. The closest we could find at 24 W line 25 was "Zumbrun". (Can you see it?)
It was a beautiful but cold evening in DC. Hopefully some of you will come and visit me in DC!
Well, it was finally time for the big trip. We had planned for 3 days to travel ~2100 miles to Bethesda.
We decided to take I-80 because there was a huge storm in Denver, CO which would make traveling on I-70 a little treacherous. We made good time for about 100 miles and then found out about a 100 car pile-up at Rock Springs, CO. We spent all afternoon in Rock Springs with 100s and 100s of semi-trucks!
We saw lots of exciting things while we were traveling...
Windmills...Trains, Cows, Horses, Turkeys...
And lots of rest stops. This one had tiles showing different quilt patterns.
4 days and 2305 miles later we had finally made it. (This is a long exposure of the Washington DC Temple at night).
My cute landlords had cut fresh flowers for my apartment! How nice!