Tuesday, April 22, 2008

We are Home!

After what seemed like a very short weekend... Carson and I got home safely. A huge Thank You goes out to Mr. Gary for the ride, both to and from the airport! My animals all survived... and with the exception of some dust....the house is clean.
God has richly blessed us in that while we are apart, we are able maintain contact via the web, phone etc. We both have realized how much better the times are when we are together. We tend to take things for granted... but being separated, we are able to cherish the family times so much more. Leaving was definitely bittersweet.. Wayne will be back in May, and we hopefully will be out there in June. Tonight, after Carson was ready for bed he came into the office crying. I asked him what was the matter and he said that he missed Daddy. I happened to be on the phone with Wayne at the time... and before you know we all were crying. I hate seeing Carson sad, but at the same time I am glad that he is recognising and dealing with his different emotions. He has always had trouble identifying how he feels, and why.

We had a terrific time... but I will say this...Virginia is absolutely beautiful.... It was quite humid for April...but the absolute worst thing about living there is going to be the traffic! We found a beautiful house in Woodbridge which is about 20 miles south of D.C. It is a 3 story... with everything we are looking for. Even with it being only 20 miles away... it will take Wayne an average of an hour each way, on a good day with average traffic.

It has a full finished walkout basement, four bedrooms and plenty of storage. We don't really need four bedrooms, but this one had a lot of space and four vs three.... will give us more room for out of town visitors (subtle hint) All hard wood floors throughout... and a huge deck on the back. It backs up to a park, but doesn't have a fenced backyard. The house will not be available until July 1st. Giving us two months to get this place rented. If interested check out the full listing. CLICK HERE I don't know why it wont take you directly to the right page... but the listing is on page 36

There is a link at the top of the page, a little film reel. Click on that for a photo display of the inside. The realtor knows what we are looking for, and is keeping her eyes open looking for something in our price range a little closer.

Here are a few more pictures of our trip.
Another picture of Carson at the base of the Capital building with the awesome flowers.

Wayne and Carson in Reagan National (NICE AIRPORT) before we left this afternoon.

These are some of the tulips on the grounds leading up to the White House. The flowers are spectacular there!

This was Carson waking up on Saturday.... he was one tired puppy!

The boy with a "tude" He wanted to run, but his mean parents made him wait for the old folks (us).

Just playing with the macro on the camera... loved the tulips!

The White House

The Capital


Kassie said...

I am glad that you had a good time and that you are home safely.

Keri said...

How awesome that house is wonderful. Love your pictures Kari. I hope to get better at photos some time soon. I am missing out with my old point and shoot!