the white house

Rich took me along on a quick business trip to Washington D.C. He only had to be gone for a day….we left Sunday morning and got back late Monday night. But so fun! I had never been to D.C. and I was greatly looking forward to seeing the sights.

The White House……….to see it my whole life in history books was one thing, but then to see it in person was amazing. I love history and you know what? I love that the USA has a White House for the President. “It’s Good to be Home”……..in a White House.

Majestic.

I purposely wanted the crowd in the photo with me…..it was fun to be part of humanity, interested in the White House on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. (I accidentally stepped in a mud puddle right after this was taken).

I have a very limited time online and darling daughter Grace called from college while I was uploading photos and I have no more time because now I have to go get Sarah from cheerleading. I will share more of our D.C. adventures tomorrow, Lord willing.

(My favorite parts…..The Lincoln Memorial and Julia’s kitchen!!!!) Swoon.

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quote from my reading this morning:

Eternal God, in whom we live and move and have our being, whose face is hidden from us by our sins, and whose mercy we forget in the blindness of our hearts; cleanse us from all our offenses, and deliver us from proud thoughts and vain desires, that with reverent and humble hearts we may draw near to you, confessing our faults; confiding in your grace, and finding in you our refuge and strength; through Jesus Christ your Son.

~Book of Common Worship

dear friends, you are loved.

xo,

Shanda

5 thoughts on “the white house

  1. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog again. I haven’t commented because I was in TX visiting my daughter. It’s harder to comment using my phone. We had a good visit. It’s been 6 months since their 30 year old son died suddenly from a heart problem. They are still grieving of course, so I’m glad I was able to visit.

  2. hi shanda…….SO FUN!! i’ve been to DC 3 times over the years and the buildings and monuments are always amazing to visit. was able to tour the while house 2 of those times…what an honor to stand in a place where so many important people have been! and yes, julia’s kitchen!…the smithsonian buildings are just full of good stuff, aren’t they? can’t wait to see more of your trip 🙂

  3. We live about 4 hours from DC have been there several times over the years. So glad that you got to visit it.
    There is a lot of interesting thing to see and so much history Have a great day

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