Viewer Poll

Josh and I are heading to our nations capital tomorrow afternoon and are looking over the vast array of things to do and see. (I got this picture from a website in the midst of the searching) Any favorite, can't miss places that you all suggest?


The Definition of Gaudy

gaud·y [gaw-dee]
gaud·i·er, gaud·i·est.
1.brilliantly or excessively showy: gaudy plumage.
2.cheaply showy in a tasteless way; flashy.
3.ostentatiously ornamented; garish.

Meet my next door neighbor's house.
It's been so easy to give people directions to our house the past month.

Those 3 Christmas trees light up in sync with the Christmas music that accompanies all the lights.
That's a moving snowman on top of the roof.
Yes, the Ferris Wheel does rotate and is filled with little bears.

This is the side of the house, next to us.

Who knew Tigger was a snowman?

A stark contrast.
This is a picture of both houses: his on the left, ours on the right.


Cookie Monsters (oops... Makers)

Sarah and a couple friends had cookie-baking fest a while back.

Here is my lovely wife showing the viewers several creations.
If only she knew she didn't need to tilt her head to fit it in the picture.

The renowned Kelley Smiff, showing she is indeed a high-rolla, gets the dough ready.

Despite much success, you know what they* say:

"Not every apple on the tree turns out sweet.
Especially when it's a tree that only grows sour apples."

Well, this batch didn't have any sweet apples.
It didn't have any soft cookies either.

*I don't know who "they" are. Nor did "they" say it. I just made it up.

Sarah with a (metaphorical) sour apple.