Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Here are some pictures of our apartment. This is right outside of our apartment and it is pouring rain!
This is our dining room

This is our SECOND bedroom that we love! I never want to go back to a one bedroom again!

Here is our bedroom

And our kitchen

This is our living room.
I need to take pictures of our surrounding areas, it's an old stone trinity university, and a huge catholic cathedral. We go on walks to it all the time, and it's so pretty!

Monday, July 27, 2009

How did these nice photos slip through the cracks? When Bryan is an oral surgeon this is how he should greet his patients

Saturday, July 25, 2009

To some this may mean nothing, but with the family I grew up in it had a lot of meaning behind it. It's simply hand on forehead with fingers spread. This would be the sign given after one of us would, well you know, fart and we would hold it on our heads until everyone in the family followed with the same sign on there head. The last one to do it "ate it." So a typical scenario would be at dinner, and one of us would silently put our hand up, everyone would catch on, and when the last person did it we would all yell, YOU ATE IT. You never wanted to be this person. It's the same concept as not wanting to be the wrotten egg at the end of a race, you aren't sure exactly what it means to be the a wrotten egg but you know you don't want to be. (front View)
(side view)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I finally found a JOB!!! I will be an oral surgery assistant! Go figure! I found the job on craig's list, but the surgeon happens to be one of the guys that interviewed Bryan on his interview here!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Well, we had another fun weekend in DC. We went and saw the new Harry Potter on Friday which we both loved! We celebrated my birthday early because Bryan is going to be on call for my birthday next saturday. I went to the Holocaust museum on saturday, while Bryan went to an implant confrence, and it is probably the sadest way I could have spent my saturday. It was very moving, and very sobering. We had some of the missionaries over from our ward for dinner as well! They were a lot of fun to have over. They gave a really great spiritual thought about opening our hearts to the spirit, and letting it lead our lives. He challenged us to really try and open our hearts to it.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

We decided to spend our saturday going to Mt. Vernon. The drive there and back is SO pretty, and we've decied Virginia is probably one of the prettiest states in the country!
Bryan came up her to sit on a rock and look at the view only to find a gigantic snake right below him. This was not garden snake this was no joke-we didn't take a picture in fear it would jump out and attack us.
This was just a quick stop on the way home

These are some ugly little creatures we saw just hanging out. We hope this isn't what the little mouse we found in our house last night will grow up to become-that is if he can withstand the temptation of the mouse poisin we put out for him to nibble on-we're sorry little mouse in our house but we are out to kill you.

This was just a cute path we saw, but there were paved bike trails that went on for miles-we both wished we had a bike to use on them

Here is George Washington's house. We also went on a slave tour that talked all about the slaves of George Washington, it was really interesting. When he was 11 his Dad died so he inherited like 12 slaves that he owned. I can't imagine being a man having to listen to orders from a 12 year oldIts been fun to experince all this history stuff.

This was one of Washingtons modes of transportation oh and he never had wooden teeth-I learned that today

This is the view washington had outside his back porch. I guess this makes up for having anouthouse as a bathroom. Oh, and laundry back then was considered a dangerous task.

All in all another weekend well spent in DC! This was much needed considering Bryan went to work Thursday at 6:30am and returned home Friday around 4:00pm he slept from 3:00 am to 5:00 am-not to mention getting home around 10:30 monday, 9:45 tues, and 8:00 wed. and leaving around 6:30 each morning -he came home and crashed!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

So here is our church building. It looks like a house but then sure enough there is the church of Jesus Christ of LDS sign on the front! Our ward is extremely multicultural, and it is going to be a great experience. There is no parking lot so you have to find a spot somewhere in the neighborhood. The temple here is amazing too, but I forgot my camera when I got to go. We fell so blessed to be close to a temple. It was a 50/50 shot with the places we applied to.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Capital Fourth! This picture does not even slightly compare to how amazing the fire works were here in DC. We Started the day by going to some museums, and having potbelly sandwiches and salads which are unbeatable. We then made our way over to the capital building where there were live performances by none other than Barry Manilow. Another person there to celebrate the day was Arithra(I don't know how to spell her name) Franklin, some people from Jersey boys, and a few more people singing and I quote "feel good american songs." It was really fun and the weather was amazing and the end all with the fireworks was a nice topping to the day.
The capital was packed with people!

Taking a quick nap on the grass in between the festivities

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