This smart, happy, little guy turns four on Sunday, Oct. 15th. What a month, a birthday and Halloween! Grandma wonders sometimes if her little grandkids know who she is, and the last time we skyped with Holden and family, he called to me, "Grandma.........". Made my heart skip! We love you Holden.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Carrie and Lainey spent Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday on their own. They saw the Holocaust Museum, the Air and Space Museum, the Natural History Museum, the National Archives, the Spy Museum, and I have probably forgotten something. But, I wanted to post some of Lainey's pictures. She took some good ones. And some of her, that Carrie took.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
After church on Sunday we took Carrie and Lainey to the Washington D.C. Temple Visitor's Center.It is a special place. Sister Pferdner who serves there with her husband, sat with us and told about giving out Books Of Mormon to a busload of Cambodians, four men from Turkey, and a young couple from Sri Lanka. That's a normal day for her.
Driving into the Pentagon. You couldn't park there, you had
to park farther away and walk in.
|There is a inscribed stone to the right of the doors denoting the spot the plane hit.|
|Name of victim on front. Water underneath. It lights up at night.|
It's hard to see but there is an Age Wall. It grows one inch per year in height.
As you move through the Memorial, the wall grows from three inches to 71 inches.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Carrie and Lainey were on their own Saturday, and Saturday night we all went to see Gladys Knight and The Saints Unified Voices Choir. Gladys and her choir gave four firesides in two days, sang old spiritual hymns, bore testimonies, and invited guests to hear the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Stake Centers were packed with a lot of people who grew up listening to Gladys Knight when she was a superstar. There was lots of singing, clapping, and amends. There was a real spirit of unity and a great missionary effort.
The Capitol Building - Wow! It was really interesting and gorgeous. Tyler arranged for a tour with an intern from Senator Daines of Montana's office. Something else we would not have done given our opinion of the current state of Congress. So, thanks to Tyler and Carrie.
This building has been built, burned, rebuilt, and added onto many times. It is
a huge complex now, with several office buildings, parks, and memorials.
|Greg loved the architectural details.|
|The Capitol is covered with frescoes and murals designed by|
Constantino Brumidi. He had a lot of help. No two are alike and
they are beautiful. Our pictures do not due them any justice.
One of the highlights of the tour.
Every panel was different, different flowers, vegetables, fruit.
Different small animals, mice, birds, squirrels, and many
Brumidi's artwork covers every wall and ceiling
The following pictures are of the old Senate Chambers.
It is full of paintings, and sculptures. Very beautiful.
|Brumidi's Frieze of American History - |
goes all the way around the room.
George Washington resigning his commission as Commander
in Chief of the Continental Army to the Congress in 1783.
Every state has two statues of people who
were important to the state's identity and
prosperity. All statues get moved
around to different areas of display.
The following three pictures are of the old Senate Chambers.
The chairs are replicas, the originals are still be
used in the present chambers.
The old Supreme Court before they got their own digs.
The clock on the wall is original and has never needed
|Replica of the Statue of Freedom that sits atop the Capitol dome.|