Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Washington, DC: Day 1

Above is the sign right in front of the memorial, and me being silly. This is also a good example of how I have to watch how I pose for pictures. If you look you can see one of my "rolls" pretty clearly. NOT. GOOD.

Ok, I posted these backwards, so we'll go from the end of our day to the beginning. :) We went to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. I ran up the steps and had Ben take my picture like I was Rocky, but my digital camera is not that advanced to capture me at the top.

From the International Spy Muesum:

My personal favorite:

Ben posing as a ninja.

At the spy muesum, we did Operation Spy. It was an interactive mission that was VERY well put together. It was like Ben and I were real like Agent Bauer and Chloe from 24. I am also adjusting to the size of the muesums here, this muesum went on forever. We spent almost five hours here.

We just finished eating at a pub.

Ben's new favorite way to pass the time while waiting in a restaurant, getting his wedding ring to spin. This was a past time of Ben's dad as well.

The Daughters of the America Revolution Muesum had lots of these doll houses, and they amazed me at the level of detail and craftsmanship each one had.

This is the ceiling of the library at DAR, and I thought it was really pretty. Also, there was a photo of a woman at the DAR, and her first name is Wayne. Really, what are you thinking of as a parent? That is SO cruel.

Posing in the kids section:

For breakfast yesterday morning I had my usual Starbucks, but I was able to purchase their "Protein Pack" which is not available at any of the Starbucks in Louisville. It has cheddar cheese, a hard boiled egg, a mini whole wheat bagel with peanut butter, and small amount of fruit. I really loved it!

I am having MAJOR lack of weighing anxiety. We are on day six. I not only don't want to be a WLS failure story, I also don't want to pack on those "comfort" pounds that many married couples get. I've heard it can be 15-20 pounds in the first few years. I don't want to obsess on and on here, but I really need the scale as a yardstick on where I am at progress wise.

Today we are off to the Smithsonian. We are going to the National Museum of Natural History. What is so awesome is that it is within WALKING distance of our hotel. I bought two books for my classroom yesterday, we will see what today holds. When I travel, I don't buy gifts for myself, but things that would be helpful to my students.

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments and well wishes. I will be more interactive when we return to a normal routine.


ChiTown Girl said...

OK, first of all, those are NOT rolls, it's just the way your T-shirt was laying. You guys looks so cute and happy. I would be worried, though, about the spinning the wedding ring thing when you're out in public. God forbid Ben were to lose his ring at a pub! Not something you want to happen on the honeymoon! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I agree with ChiTown Girl - I had to look really closely to see what you were talking about. Definitely just looks like the t-shirt.

Use your clothes as a guide, and stop eating when you are full (not when you feeeel like it). Those are my 2 biggest tips for scale free times! :)

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