Monday, April 19, 2010

mucho fotos!

Hm..I could have posted a nice slideshow like my friend Emily did, but instead chose to upload a good 20 (plus?) pics of our weekend with the Averetts in D.C.;sans children! (CLICK ON PICS FOR A BIGGER, CLEARER Was wonderful. Geof. and I drove up Friday afternoon, ate at Macaroni Grill, shopped at IKEA, tried to do a session at the temple (but our recommends had expired-dang!), walked around Georgetown University in D.C., read together in a little bookstore, laughed, talked..and then picked up our wonderful friends the Averetts from the airport. Emily and Derek were our neighbors in our first apartment in Orem and it's been so nice to stay close to them despite moves, career changes, etc. The pics are duplicates from past trips to D.C., so do I really need to explain? The weather was perfect (maybe even a bit hot for our cold blooded Alaskans), Geof. was a knowledgeable tour guide (I on the other hand, wasn't), Derek and Geof. were extremely patient despite my hurt knee and hobbling walk, and Emily's early stages of pregnancy tiredness (and sickness!). Without our kids though, we were able to see and do so much more than before (even with the two slow-pokes) and I can't tell you how much Geof. and I needed this trip. So, thank you Averetts for taking the time to come out and see it! We love you guys and already miss you!! They did head down to Richmond for a day to see the sites and my kids adored them as well. Nice to have some adults around who shower my kids w/ much needed attention as if they WERE family. Thank you for that!!

p.s. Emily, your laughter was infectious! I've vowed to laugh more! You forget how healthy laughter is. I looked up the health benefits of laughter today and wow! Why am I NOT laughing more?! I'll leave you with these two great quotes; one from my mom's all time favorite, Woody Allen.

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. ~Woody Allen

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. ~Jean Houston


Emily said...

Cute! and it was fun, despite my walking complaining and super low energy levels (that was just lame). I like your pictures much better then mine and think my slideshow was stinky it didn't even work (why can't I find a program that doesn't take forever and posts looking like it's supposed too!?) Anyhow, of course we're already dreaming of coming out again and staying much longer this time...thanks a million for having us and believe me when I say there can be TOO much laughter, I'm living proof! OH ya and the woody allen quote was classic and surprise made me laugh, only because I've done that before but with rootbeer OUCH!

julie said...

darla, these pictures are the best. you guys are the GQ'est in poses. and geoff looks super handsome in the bw one in front of the monument.

i'm so sorry about your knee. i'm glad it's on the mend. when your not a gimp and whenever we get within 500 miles of each other, we should plan to run a race together somewhere fun.

ps. we have the same jean jacket. ;)
love you , julie.

Hurliman Family Blog said...

Where are you where the floor says " We don't build ships" ? I love the pics. You look amazing!!! Cute clothes always! And I agree with the earlier post Geof looks gorgeous in the black and white pic! Don't worry I too am a happily married lady :) Miss you guys!

Mindi said...

Wow that looks like fun. I've almost forgotten what it is like to walk around w/o kids in tow. Now we need to just get out there to see you and all that history!