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Friday, April 2, 2010

Cherry Blossoms in D.C.

We have headed on another adventure to Washington D.C. We are settled in our room and while the others went on a search for dinner, I thought I would post some photos from yesterday. (Hooray for free wi-fi!)

I had much packing, tidying up, damage control to do yesterday so I started the day setting up our mini Ikea tent outside on the deck. 

Let me tell you that in the 9 years that we have had this tent, I never ONCE had to assemble it myself. I had absolutely no clue what I was doing and after 2 phone calls to Mike and about 25 frustrating minutes later, it was complete.
They played in it for about 10 minutes.

At least that is what it felt like after all my effort. 

That night, we dyed our eggs for Easter. I love how Isabella and Grace watch each other when dipping their eggs!
Later on, after all sets of eyes were blissfully closed for the night, I decorated my giant sugar cookie shaped eggs with royal icing and pastel candies! 
My sister, Hannah had sent an email to me that night after I thanked her for her icing recipe and sent a photo of cookies she had made.

I almost fainted at their beautiful swirls and decorations with pastel sugar pearls and carefully hand printed "Happy Easter" across their cute little perfectly egg shaped selves. Mine looked pretty sad in comparison.

The next morning I found out that Hannah had not really made those gorgeous cookies. She had taken the photo from a blog and sent it to me as an April Fool's joke. Haha.

Good thing I was so exhausted because those cookies of mine almost met the garbage disposal the night before. There could have potentially been some very unhappy girls on Easter morning.

Thanks a lot April Fools' Day.

Now we are off to enjoy the rest of tonight and get sleep for tomorrow we are venturing out to see a whole forest of cherry blossoms! Maybe even a little trip to the Smithsonian if time is on our side! 

See you next week with photos from our adventures this weekend! 
Wish you were here...


  1. Your egg cookies are beautiful, and that's no April Fool's joke!

  2. Beautiful pictures and oh my those cookies look so yummy!

  3. Thanks for the nice comments on my cookies! They were pretty tasty as well! :)


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