Friday, June 14, 2013

Graduation 2013

On June 7th my brother in law Chad graduated from high school.  We got the opportunity to go down and be a part of the celebration weekend.  Tropical storm Andrea decided it would be nice to down pour on us so it was a wet day.  It was down pouring on our way there.  We had nine family members there.  It was neat to listen to the speakers and know that the next generations of high school graduates are doing well.  The man saying the names said them so fast, he did it in like 20 minutes.  Then again there were only 500 students graduating. The rain cleared up for a few minutes to get a family picture real quick. Not my best picture but everyone looks good.

We went to lunch at Capital Ale House.  It was really delicious.  I had a really good burger and fries.  It was nice to see family again.  I am so proud of Chad for all his accomplishments he has made in the three years I have known him.  He is off to BYU-Idaho in September to study Mechanical Engineering.  I am excited to see what the future holds for him.  He is a great guy, brother in law, and person. 

Later that evening we watched a movie and ate pizza with Jason's dad and wife Laura and the brothers.  Saturday it rained most of the morning and cleared up in the afternoon.  Just in time for our barbecue we had at Jason's mom's house.  It was a good time.  Later that evening we went bowling with Jason mom, Chad and the two of us.  Jason mom had the bumpers up. Lol.  It was funny the way people move to get the ball to go a certain way.  Our lane kept breaking down on us so the guy working had to keep walking back to reset the pins in the back.  I actually bowled a 102 by the end of the second game.  I got 2 strikes too which is pretty good for me. 

Sunday morning we went to church with Jason's dad and Laura.  It was nice to go to RS since I never go anymore since I serve in Primary with the little three year olds.  We celebrated Father's Day this Sunday because Dad and Laura were going to Georgia to celebrate Father's Day with her parents.  It was a good dinner and we headed back home.  As a family we are trying to loss weight to get into better shape. We are trying to do the biggest loser thing.  We will see how it goes. I am sore after the first week but it is nice to get back into shape. 

Jason, Dad, Craig, Chad, Mom, Me at Chad's Graduation

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Mini golfing at National Building Musuem and Archives Musuem

We found a mini golf course for $5 at the National Building Museum.  Different architects and artists built the mini golf course holes.  There are two courses, we went on the blue course.  We had a good time.  It has been really warm in D.C and Fairfax lately so it was fun to do something inside. Some of these holes were so hard.  Tomorrow's water was such a hard hole.  It would fall off the sides and there was no simple path to get the ball to a hole in one. On the imagination powers of the future hole my ball was so close to a hole in one. It stopped at the lip of the hole and would not fall in.   Afterwards, we had some time and figured we were downtown already.  We walked to the Archives Museum were the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are on display.  It is a pretty cool museum. 

They had a cool display of all these things on file.  They have a way to do family history there. I thought that was pretty neat.  It was neat to see in person the declaration of Independence.  It is really faded because someone left it in direct sunlight.  Oops.  It was very heavily guarded.  It was a pretty busy display but only about 60 people can be in the room at a time.

Jason golfing

Imagination Powers the Future

Malleable Green Hole

Mt. Vernon Triangulation

The Future is looking up/Rooftop

My sad face, I was so close to getting a hole in one

Tomorrows water, such a hard hole