Tuesday, June 10, 2008

archives and cosi's

Nate's neices held a birthday party for him this last friday. He even got a birthday crown. We had dinner and cake, then the girls got put to bed with a babysitter and the grown-ups went to indiana jones. We stayed that night in warrenton with sara and her family. We love playing with the girls and spending time with Sara and Hans. That's probably one of my very most favorite things about being here.

Hannah, Sadie, and Nate happy to be having a birthday celebration
Sara delivering the cake-way too many candles Nate!
Nate giving out airplanes to the girls from his cake. Sadie and Hannah really love cake!

We left Sara's house saturday morning, and headed back up to our place to figure out what we were going to do for that day. There is still so much I want to see and do, I can't believe it's already June! We ended up meeting up with our friends Ben and Kaylyn who were already downtown. It was 99 degrees that day and with humidity, the heat index was about 111. We thought that maybe no one would want to be standing outside in line to see the national archives (because there is usually a line around the entire block just to get inside the building, where you have to stand in another line!). We were right! There was hardly anyone standing outside, so we made our way into the national archives and spent several hours inside (where it was nice and cool and lots to learn about).

This is the Magna Carta. You don't have to wait in line for this one; they put it where you can look at it while standing in line for the Declaration of Independence
Here is the view looking into the Rotunda where the Declaration, Bill of Rights, etc are kept. The Rotunda is a really beautiful room; this pic definitely does not do it justice. There are hugs murals on the side of the wall that are of Washington, Jefferson, and lots of others, then the ceiling is a huge vaulted area. It's just really cool.

Sorry if the pictures are a bit hard to see. You can't have a flash on your camera, because it can destroy these very important pieces of paper, and it's pretty dark inside the Rotunda. All of the articles are underneath VERY thick glass, too (just like National Treasure!). It feels so surreal to see these stuff, it's real! I love every minute of it.

We ended our night going to this really cool little restaurant called Cosi's. It has cute mismatched furniture, and yummy hearth baked food. The absolute very best part is that you can order S'mores for dessert and they bring you an open flame to make your own. See look!

SO Nate's smile was a bit overdone, but I was truly that excited to be making S'mores in the restaurant! It was so cool. We're thinking Cosi's would do very well in Logan...

This Friday we have a ward talent night that we are looking forward to attending and getting to know members of our ward a little more. Our friends Clark and Kathy had us over for games last night and we had another blast. We love all of the new games they are teaching us and we really love spending time with them. They've invited us to ride up to the Temple with them this saturday; our stake is having a Temple excursion and we are so happy to be attending. As always, this week just started, but I can't wait for it to be over so we can have another weekend!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DEAR FRIEND CHRIS AT LOGAN CURVES! I love and miss you, girl. Hope you have a FABULOUS day!


Kylie said...

In National Treasure they didn't wait in lines. Hollywood lies again!
You guys look like you're having so much fun!

Mare and Rob said...

S'mores for dessert?! Sweet! BUT Sara and fire don't mix very well... Did you play in it more than you ate it?:) Hope Nate had a good Birthday! Sounded like he did! I'm so glad you guys are having fun:)

Megan Dinsdale said...

I was going to ask you if you felt all compelled to try and find your own 'treasure' whilst looking at the archives? Looks like you guys have been doing lots - I thoroughly enjoye Nate's 'overdone' smile in the Smores pic. And Happy Birthday Chris! Does she read your blog? How I love that girl.

Brad and Darci said...

I was so excited when I saw your heading because I love Cosi's- they had them all over NY and I definitely agree- good food but the smores are the best part! I am glad that you guys are having so much fun!!!

Carly said...

i think that restaurant would do well in logan, too, and they need a new good restaurant here. very cool pictures!

Jenni said...

How fun!! I wish airline tickets were not so dang expensive right now so I could come and visit. I am still looking for a deal!

chartie said...

mmmm, Cosi! That's another one I should have add to our favorites list. Although, Deidra has never been - she says it's a matter of some sort of principle about not paying for S'mores when she can make her own. But I am a big fan.

What are you guys up to next weekend? You wanna do breakfast at Eastern Market on Saturday?

chartie said...

PS I hate that you can't edit comments after you post them. I've got some great grammar going on there.