July 27, 2015

Washington Monument and WWII Memorial


After our first few days of hot and sunny weather, Mother Nature changed drastically. Like, serious attitude problem, y'all. And we got rain, rain, and more rain. It definitely threw a wrench in things. But you know, when in DC the monuments are a must, so we braved the rain and saw those landmarks that are so iconically DC and America - the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

July 13, 2015

White House & Memorials


We were lucky enough to get a tour of the White House thanks to my Uncle Dave pulling some strings, and the morning of our tour we woke up early to make it there in time. We went through layers of security before we finally made it inside the White House. Then, once we made it inside we were able to tour the designated areas on our own.

July 5, 2015

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception


Kind of a quick post today, mainly because I don't have many pictures from our visit to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (Yeah, that name is a mouthful.) Sometimes you just feel like taking a place in instead of worrying about capturing it on camera. But just because I don't have many pictures, that doesn't mean this church isn't incredible. Actually, incredible is a massive understatement.

July 3, 2015

Franciscan Monastery


While in DC, my uncle wanted us to see some religious homes of worship, and being that my mom and I had seen so many awesome cathedrals in England (here and here) last summer, I was interested to see what DC had to offer. I feel like the architecture of religious houses is always very neat.

July 2, 2015

July Goals


Y'all... the year is half way over. Does that blow your mind as much as it does mine? It's crazy how fast time seems to go. I swear I was just crying about snow, like, last week. But anyway, happy July!! Now for some good ole goal setting.

July 1, 2015

June Goal Recap


I've been working on making time for me all month, and I can honestly say that I feel the difference. I've been blogging more. I've been reading more. And I'm finally getting through the book I started at the end of last summer... And I'm beginning to feel rejuvenated because of it. I said it a couple weeks ago, and I'll say it again. It is so incredibly important to allow yourself to enjoy life.