Grateful For Springtime Everywhere

Missed posting last week as we were out-of-town. Very thankful for a chance to travel (via tour bus) to Washington, D.C. and watch G and the rest of the high school band march in the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.  

Springtime in the Washington, D.C. area is truly beautiful! 

Gratitude From Our Trip:

  1. Safe travels there and back
  2. Great bus drivers and tour guides
  3. Great weather especially on the day of the parade (though I do wish I’d thought about sunscreen) 
  4. The chance to see so many amazing sites in our nation’s capitol.

    Library of Congress

  5. Including an up close view of the back of the White House during a garden tour event we just stumbled on….thankful for being in the right place at the right time. 
  6. The amazing high school band students and the level of good manners, kindness, and respect they showed. (Enough so that their guide reached out to our high school principal to compliment them, something she said she’d only done one other time in her 9 years working as a guide).

Gratitude From Days Back At Home:

  1. Arriving home to find my own tulips blooming!
  2. Getting to spend time with my preschool kids again. Nothing warms my heart more than hugs and a few “Where were you?” or my personal favorite, “I thought you were never going to come back!”
  3. Finally a good night’s sleep last night, thanks to a few thunderstorms rolling through our area. No better sleep music than some light spring storms.
  4. Kansas City traffic, I don’t think I’d last in the D.C. area (and I didn’t even have to do any driving!)
  5. My own personal bathroom and not having to wait in line for it.

So much more to share about our trip (I’ll do that in blog posts soon) but Easter is Sunday and brunch as always is here. Need to cut this short so I can start getting the house company ready. There’s that extra “we just got back from a trip” layer to address before I can even begin to clean.

What things are you grateful for this week?

Joining in with the I Like Thursdays hosted by LeeAnna over at Not Afraid of Color. Hop over and give her a visit!


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10 thoughts on “Grateful For Springtime Everywhere

  1. Pat

    Good Afternoon, Jean … Looks like a wonderful trip. I used to follow the band (and drum corp) wherever I could go. With the Girl Scouts, too. Had a wonderful DC trip with them many years ago. I miss those days. Be proud of those well behaved students. It is always nice to come home to flowers and hugs and your own little bed and bathroom. May you and yours have a blessed Easter … 🙂 Pat

    1. Jean Post author

      It was a great trip! We usually go along on the local trips but this was the first time we’d traveled like that following the band. Sent our son on his own to Hawaii about 2 years ago. Thank you. Hope you have a Happy Easter!

    1. Jean Post author

      Yes! I really missed them while I was away. Especially their enthusiasm although personally, I wouldn’t want to try to keep track of a bunch of preschool kiddos in Washington, D.C. That would be super stressful! Thank you, it’s so nice to be home. Hope you have a great Thursday evening!

  2. Diann Bottrell

    Looks like a lovely time of year to be in DC! We went there last May on a trip with Mike’s Navy group and it was a great trip – so many interesting things to see and do. But coming home is always wonderful after being gone awhile! Happy Easter!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I’d like to go back and see more of it, maybe some day. Hope you had a very happy Easter yesterday!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I think I finally managed to edit the rest of my Washington, D.C. photos. Little kids are my favorite, much wiser in some ways than lots of adults I know. Hope you had a wonderful Easter yesterday & have a great week ahead!

  3. lapaylor

    wah! homesick for MD! Missed the cherry blossoms so much. Love library of congress! glad your trip went well. I remember our band marched in the cherry blossom parade one year, from Tampa to DC and what a trip! LeeAnna

    1. Jean Post author

      The part of Maryland we drove through on the way to D.C. was beautiful. The Sugarloaf Mountain exit intrigued me but alas I wasn’t driving the bus. Good thing or we’d probably still be off following random exits! How neat that you also marched in that parade. Hope you have a great Easter weekend and a wonderful week ahead!

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