What a beautiful day to take the MARC train into Union Station and then take the METRO to the Metro Center stop. Melissa and I (she is the pretty one!) got our start at 10:30 this morning.
My sweet husband, Mike drove us to the MARC station. We had to wait over an hour for our train. It was worth the wait. The trains are very fast and when they buzz by the station they make a terrible racket and shake the entire building.
When we arrived at the Metro Center we decided to walk to the Smithsonian instead of taking another Metro train. It was a beautiful day for the walk. Even though it is hot, there was a nice breeze and I enjoyed the walk. The DC 'mall' was very crowded getting ready for the 4th of July celebrations. There where vendors, and music. Melissa and I sat for a while and drank lemonade while listening to some of the musicians play.
We visited the Museum of Natural History. She loved it. We also sat and watched the IMAX 3D movie on Dinosaurs. It was pretty awesome!
Melissa loved all of the exhibits, when it was time to go home, Mike picked us up at the Greenbelt Metro station and she feel asleep in the car. Sweet girl was plain tuckered out.
She came home and took a nap. We just finished eating what we call a 'low country boil', with shrimp, potatoes, small pearl onions and corn', covered with a little butter and old bay seasoning, that there is some good eats!
I was able to do some serious stamping yesterday. Melissa has already purchased some stamps for herself, and did some 'practice' stamping yesterday, she has mostly been playing with images I have already stamped and is enjoying coloring them.
I am hosting a new swap, New Swap -- Cows!
All level of stampers are encouraged to participate.
I love cows, love them, I have them on top of my craft cabinets, on top of my book shelves, I even have a nice selection of cow stamps.I hope you will join this swap. Make 6 cards receive 5 back. Full cards not to exceed 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" finished. Do your best work, something you will be proud of!
A cow image should be the main theme of the card. Any stamp company, at least two layers, I prefer you use Stampin Up card stock, but I encourage you to use that beautiful scrapbooking paper as well. I will have a PRIZE for the best card. Please send in a zip type baggie to protect during shipping and a SASE with the same postage plus one extra postage stamp (which will be returned if not used).
A receipe is requested but not required. Please sign your card back and include your email, so if any one would like to contact you about your creation they can! Due in my hands by August 6th. Email me if you have any questions.Please sign up Send cards too;
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Remember I will be drawing for the blog candy which now includes $40 in cash on Sunday July 6th, in the evening. I will probally have Melissa draw a name from the hat, if you have commented more than once, your name will go into the hat the same number of times you have commented. Thank you to those of you who have been sending encouraging emails and comments on the blog, it is much appreciated. Your prayers and support do make a difference in my life.
Stamp Happy and enjoy your 4th of July celebrations. Please be safe!