Friday, February 12, 2010

Good Ol' Abe

It's Abraham Lincoln's birthday and it just so happens I went to see him the other day in the snow. He says hello!

BTW, we're home! We made it in very late last night and I was so relieved to be home and in my own bed. I even baked today as I was experiencing withdrawals. pineapple upside down cake- yum!

There were a lot more people put and about then I thought there would be considering all the snow. But it was a beautiful day and the sun was shining so we went sightseeing. This is the front of the Lincoln Memorial and usually you're allowed to head up the steps to see Abe up close but the steps were still icy so we had to watch from a distance.

This guy cracked me up! His friend was taking his picture and he got on the lid of this trash can to slide down and he made it about 2 feet before he got stuck. Very uneventful for him but very funny for me :-)

As I turned around, this was the view awaiting me. Beautiful! I was not brave enough to go play on the frozen reflecting pool, but they seemed to be having fun.


Well Sunday is Valentine's Day. We quit celebrating it after the first year of dating because I refused to make reservations for dinner and Mr. H didn't care enough to. We tried going out to several places for dinner and couldn't get in anywhere. I was pissed and I stayed that way for days. I think back on that now and I see how immature and petty I was. I was also only 17 years old too so I'm not too hard on myself. These days we just enjoy being together and exchanging cards, sometimes they're homemade other times they're store bought. It's not important, it's our love that is. So this weekend we'll probably stay in, have a nice dinner followed by something chocolate!

Enjoy the pictures and have a wonderfully romantic weekend. Do you have any plans?


Cassie said...

What awesome pictures! That's so cool that you got to be there during the blizzard - such a great experience!

Sophie said...

Glad you're back home safe! Trash can lid, huh? That's pretty creative :D. Have a sweet Valentine's! We celebrate the same way 'round here, good homemade food and simple cards--with plenty of love to keep us happy. :)

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! Absolutely beautiful photos of your trip. No big plans for tomorrow as I have a pre trial exam to see if I can actually do my final exam. But baking and a card are on the menu definitely. x

Coleen's Recipes said...

You've been together since you were 17? How romantic. Hubby and I have been together since I was 15!!Your profile said you've been married 4½ years...my goodness, how old are you? Your just a kid!!! Happy Valentines Day to you too.

Virginia said...

Great photos! Romantic plans for the weekend? Ha! My husband is in India until next Saturday. Today he went to the Taj Mahal and I'm home, where it's snowing AGAIN. Yippee.

Kristi said...

Glad you're home safe!

We're going to a fund-raiser/dinner tonight and then having a couples' massage later in the week. We usually don't do much for V-day. I won the couples' massage from a local radio station contest. : )

The Nanny said...

I have a 5-page paper to write. That's my Valentine's plans :)

jaded said...

Hey Monica!

I am so glad you got away and had a nice time. I can't beleive you were in my neck of the woods, well in a sense. Wasn't the snow just beautiful, although frustrating for travel?

I don't like to go out on valentine's day, because dinners are just over priced and crowded and let's not forget rushed. But I just love to get flowers. Gotta have those beauties if you ask me.