Time is ticking. We have 5 weeks left in Las Vegas, and one of those weeks Nate and I will be in Hawaii. We have a lot to do before we leave...both work and play. I feel like we have had to make so many big decisions in the past few months, and I am thankful that things are slowly coming together. Where should we live in DC? Which house should we rent? How much should we sell our home for? Should we move ourselves or have the Air Force do it? When is the right time to have another baby? And those are just the big ones.
One morning I got on Craigslist to continue our hunt for a house to rent. I had spent hours and hours and hours looking the past few months. It's not that there's nothing available, but it's hard to know when to say, "Okay, let's rent this one." Most homes are small and expensive. Anyway, after expanding our search to some other cities, I found what we think is going to be a great fit for us in Derwood, MD. The landlord is thrilled to have tenants after only having it posted for 3 hours, and we are thrilled to have found the place. Here's the backyard we are looking forward to:
We go to the park almost every day after I pick up Natalie from kindergarten. It hasn't gotten TOO hot yet, so I can almost always count on a beautiful day to play outside.
The kids didn't have school on Friday. I knew we would need to go somewhere in the morning, or I would go crazy without my normal daily routine. We decided to go to the somewhat creepy but lovable Natural History Museum. This photo was Jansen's idea.
I'm somewhat obsessed with ancient Egypt. Natalie had to be persuaded to come through this exhibit because it kind of freaked her out.
Nate worked all night Friday and only got a couple hours of sleep. He really wanted to go hiking Saturday morning though so we drove up to Red Rock. I love him and his ability to run on little to no sleep. My morning was much better with him in it.
After hiking we ate at a place I have been meaning to take him for a long time. It's called Viva Las Arepas, and they have authentic Venezuelan food. It's in a nasty part of town, but that was part of the fun. Nate was so excited to get a "malta," which is disgusting.
The kids had ketchup and french fries and water. All Americans.
Saturday night we got a babysitter and went to the temple. It was just what we needed during this time of change and decision making.