10 Lessons about moving

I keep a five-year journal , a charming little gem that allows me to write five-line entries for five years. Every day, it tells me exactly what I was doing the previous year on the same day. My daily entries from last year at this time included : Last visit to our home in Virginia. That house is packed with memories. Not sure I can handle any more tears or goodbyes. Signed our closing papers and hit the road for Utah. I can't believe it. Staying in Missouri. Just outside … [Read more...]

Proud to be an American

Happy Fourth of July! What better place to be on Independence Day than in Washington, D.C. at Nat's Stadium with your family and best friends? That thought has been in my head from the minute I got up this morning. Highlights of my Fourth of July: Watching all the families dressed in their Nats fan gear pile on the metro Two little boys sliding together on their seat, and saying, "Do you want to sit down?" With mitts in hand and autographed ball caps on their heads, they told me … [Read more...]

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend 2012 and what it conjures up... 1. Memories of living in Crystal City and taking my camera over to Arlington Cemetery to photograph the thousands of flags posted by the graves and feeling overwhelming gratitude for the soldiers who served the United States with such courage and valor. I couldn't believe the sea of red, white, and blue flags waving in the humid breeze of the nation's capital.  "And this is where I live," I kept thinking. 2.  Going camping at Fairfax … [Read more...]