Monday, April 7, 2008

Cherry Blossom Festival

Hello to all my blog friends. We got home yesterday from our short but fantastic vacation. We went to North Carolina to see our Son & our Daughter-in-law. And we all went to Washington DC last thursday & friday. I was so tickled that it was during the Cherry Blossom Festival. To see the cherry blossoms has always been one of my hearts desires.
Look how beautiful the trees were. However this may look beautiful but it was sooooo cold. Thursday we got there around lunch time, and it was about 52 degrees. By early afternoon it was raining & had dropped to 48 degrees. Plus we could not find parking anywhere. Plus the weather here has already been in the 80's & 90's. We are so used to good ole west Texas no traffic, few people. Washington DC threw us for a loop. I know, we are very sheltered. I just couldn't believe how close together everything was & how tiny the streets were. And it didn't help any that we were in a big Tahoe car. I think everyone in Texas has a big car!
This photo was across from the Jefferson Memorial. It was so beautiful. I loved those blooming trees & the monuments. This place made me so proud to be an American!
This is a photo of me & hubby. Just want you all to know how layered up I was...I had a t-shirt on, a long sleeve shirt, big bulky sweater & the zip up sweat hoodie that I purchased from a street vendor!!! I was cold, but we still had a wonderful time!
This is my Son & Daughter-in-law. (She bought the sweatshirt hoodie too!) Aren't they a cute couple? I just love them so much. She is so adorable, funny, witty & cute. No wonder that our Son fell in love with her. And the best part of that we were there when they found out that they are going to have a BABY!!!! Yeah!!!! This will be their first child. And I can hardly wait!!! I know that baby will be beautiful, how could it not be, just look at the baby's parents! Our youngest Grandson is 9 years old. So it is time for a sweet baby to be born into our family!

Hope every one has a great week! Hugs to you all***Renea


Krissysart said...

Oh, those trees are gorgeous. My sis lives there now and I'm hoping to get to D.C one day for the festival. Congrats on the new babe!!

The Feathered Nest said...

What wonderful photos, Renea!! Can you believe that the trees would bloom in that cold?? I'm so glad that you were able to see your son and daughter in really does look cold in your pictures!! xxoo, Dawn

anniebeez said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing! The cherry blossoms are gorgeous!! I've always wanted to see them too! Love DC!

Jenn said...

ooooh another grandbaby!! Yay Renea:) Those trees are soooo incredible...makes me want to go there right now! xox..jenn

Deborah said...

So glad you enjoyed North Carolina! Aren't those Cherry Blossom gorgeous?


Michelle said...

The pics made me feel I was on the part anyway@ I stowed away in the little fairy door on the luggage B never saw! hehe I've missed your daily blogs and creativity. Glad y'all had a safe and happy trip@ God Bless@ Michelle

Carmen said...

Oh my gosh, those are some of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen! Wow! Thank you for sharing!!! And a great big congrats on the new grandbaby!!!



Funky Art Queen said...

These scenes are so lovely. Being from West Texas, we are so happy to see big and beautiful trees. Family is gorgeous too. Yes, that means you too Barry!

Gaby Bee. said...

The cherry blossoms are just beautiful. I can smell the spring air. The pics are truly wonderful!!!
Thanks for sharing.
Congrats on the new grandbaby!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Oh Renea, how wonderful ! Our GRANDson is,ummm well, let's just say he is older than nine. We would so love to have another one to spoil.

The pictures are beautiful. I don't remember D.C. being that pretty LOL.
Definitely a big shock to people used to wide open spaces.


Heather Robinson said...

Oh how delightful to get a glimpse of your trip with these photos. Loved seeing photos of you, your hubby, your daughter and son-in-law. Congratulations on the fantastic announcement!! They are a lovely are you and your husband.

Tootie said...

Hey Renea! Looks like you had a great time. I bet all of those cherry blossoms smelled wonderful!!! I want to send you the Posey Boy ATC you liked in my new batch. Please email me your address again:

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Renea! I lived in Washington DC and I know how beautiful those Cherry Blossoms are. It is really hard to describe and I am so glad you got to see them. Thanks for sharing the photos! xo ~ Joy J.

annas dreams blog said...

What a lovely pictures, Im sure you had a great time with your family. And congfratulations on the new baby :) Lillian

misspvc said...

Hi Renea! what great photos! and another grandbaby! What a Blessing from God!!! how wonderful!!! I got your post and you are entered in the drawing for the giveaway on my blog that I will be picking this weekend (random drawing of course) and have you down for 2 entries thanks for adding me to your blog list! The moos are norm 1.1 by 2.75 or something like that ... I made these 1 x 3 for simplicity sake....thanks for stopping by!! and please stop by whenever you get a chance!
Huge hugs
Patti V

MiKa Art said...

What a beautiful pics!! Here in Canada, we still have is so good to see spring picture!

Janet said...

OMG! Those trees are gorgeous!! Do they have an fragrance, too? I've always heard about the cherry blossoms in DC but never seen them.

Congrats on the baby news!! How exciting.

The Tattered Rose said...

Lucky you to be in D.C. for the cherry blossoms. Thanks for sharing you pics for us that missed out on the fun. Congrats on the baby news! That's wonderful. Cheers, Trish G.

carolyn said...

Hi Renea~ Thank you so much for visiting my blog! That was so kind of you to comment.
I've always wanted to see those cherry blossom trees. They looked beautiful. Maybe someday!
Congrats also on your new grandchild! How exciting!

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