This past weekend I took Friday and Monday off so that we could get away!!! We went to Virginia to visit Janelle's cousin, Anna-Maria and her beautiful family. It was cheaper to fly to DC and rent a car than to fly directly to their closest airport, so we got to take in the sites of Washington D.C. on Monday afternoon. Too bad Thaddeus won't remember this year...
Cross-country trip to Vegas, Grand Canyon, Zion Natl. Park, Manhattan NY, Chicago, and now DC and Virginia.
View from the steps of Lincoln Memorial
Thaddeus loving to climb the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial
View of Capitol from The Mall
This was not all for Janelle. We all split this feast from the Native American Museum's cafeteria. We selected the NW fare (Salmon, Bison, Wild rice salad, potatoes, and corn/pinto bean salad).
Steven and Anna-Maria Johnson
Reaching for the rocks!
Loving throwing the rocks
Magdalena (Maggie) Johnson
My Jane Austin-esque wife
Flight of the Bumble Bee
Last Dance with Mary Jane?
Under the Bridge
Vibrant campus of Eastern Mennonite University, in Virginia (Where Steven Johnson teaches photography and digital media)
So lots happening at the Lambert Household in Michigan these days...
In addition to being tired from a 130 hour work week followed by an 80 hour week the first two weeks of September we are managing to still communicate with each other, and accomplish getting our home on the market, revamping the yard for fall, and socializing to fill in the cracks of our week...
On the market...sadly for $38,000 less than I paid 5 years ago
Theme for our Life
...Even as I get closer to entering the real world.
Seems strange to think that I might actually become a non-student after 26 years of education
Thaddeus helping wind up the hose and showing us his haircut...
See the action shots below
Janelle fearlessly attacks the project with new shears, and a steady hand...Thaddeus remained still only after getting to enjoy his first dum-dum sucker. Yes Nanna, I (Seth) was present and witness the sad event of watching Thaddeus enjoy (devour) the "sin on a stick" :o)
Good-bye corn silk locks...and no more "what a beautiful girl" in the grocery stores, however we have noticed he is not as strong as he was before :o)
Sunday afternoon Detroit Tigers Baseball game.
Thanks to Dr. Lamb's generosity in giving us tickets with awesome seats behind home plate.
In front of Comerica Park, Detroit
Trung helped with the babysitting; a true friend.
Thaddeus knew exactly what to do, and cheered better than his dad
In front of Dr Lewis' home after a gathering and BBQ on Labor Day weekend
Last Fall this photo was taken. It was humorous at the time, as the only bench to nurse Thad was found in front of the cigar shop.
Spring forward 1 year and we are back at the same shop in Milford, MI
We took a weekend drive to this quaint town for dinner last night. It was a nice reprieve for all of us.
Thaddeus in the appropriate attire and setting for free reign of the watermelon
Moment in Time
Photo taken through screened kitchen window
Thaddeus is adored by our sweet neighbor Cheyenne
We escaped to Michigan's Irish Hills the last weekend of August for a one night camping trip with friends, and ended the time with a round of golf, despite it raining. It was my first time to revive the clubs since college. Fun times!
Thaddeus did awesome and slept in his own mini-tent without a peep.
Thaddeus demonstrating his love for his new hat from Aunt Katie and Uncle Caleb
Doing chores together
A Good-Bye dinner for Francis & Maileen as they move to Corvallis Oregon to start a career in Cardiology
Miss you and can't wait to visit you in Oregon!
"Please hold the applause, and stop that camera...unless we have a royalties agreement that is."
Janelle and Thaddeus went to Northern Michigan with Sherlyn and Jasper for the weekend
Cool CAT Thad
Jasper and Thaddeus
Janelle and Seth Toasting their 3rd Anniversary at Patriot Park with glasses of Kombucha