Thursday, November 12, 2009

As I explained in our last post, we have a TON of pics from the time we got into DC until now. It's been a busy few weeks with moving in, getting the kids settled, and most of all keeping peace and fun in the Raftery house. We've had our "moments" of stress but I have to say that I'm super proud of the way my family pulled it all together. It amazes me how children can become so adaptable given the right environment. Through it all my number one guy has put up with my Type A personality which is definitely commendable in itself! 

We left some amazing things in Jax...our church, friends, and first home; however, despite all of those things God has been here directing our path and giving us peace along the way! We are blessed to have the Andersons and Papa Raftery here in DC to share in the next couple of years ahead. Life is good!

Here's some pics highlighting our last few weeks!


These hands where made for dirt!!!

My two sweeties at the Pumpkin Patch

Head butt LOVE

Meet Minnie and her sidekick 


Exploring in our new city

The Capital

 Our Landon in front of the White House

In fields of green 

and gold!

This makes my heart melt!

At first glance, this may look like an "ordinary" cake; however, Chef Kennedy surprised me with my very own birthday cake this year!!! I came home after my hair appointment and to my surprise she literally told Jared what measurements she needed (1 cup of flour, 2 cups of sugar, and 1/2 cup of water) and wala a perfect cake just for her mommy!!! Love that girl!

To make the day even extra special, Jared took me out to Old Town Alexandria for dinner and surprised me with tickets to the National Symphony. Love that guy too!!! Last year of my 20' I come!!!!


Kimberly said...

Wonderful photos! That picture of the kids running down the street and the capital are amazing! I'm so glad you guys are settling in. Uprooting is always a challenge, but you seem to make it an adventure!

Megs said...

great pictures!! we love having you nearby- thank you for your friendship!

Beth said...

I love the pics Sam! The first two are my favorites...that one of Kennedy needs to be blown up for sure!! :) So, I always wish I could remember your exact birthday, I know it's Nov. but that's about as I good as I do!! SO SORRY! :) Y'all look so happy and you and and Jared look great as hearing what you've been up to!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sam! You have a year full of wonderful surprises and blessings!