Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Having a place to go - is a home. 
Having someone to love - is a family. 
Having both - is a blessing. 

~Donna Hedges

I had the best time
while on vacation.
Virginia is such a
beautiful state.
I love all the stone fences,
and the rolling hills.
I saw the White House,
and it's garden.
I even spied a bee hive!

I passed by the Capital building
while trying to track down the
food trucks ;)
I saw fun statues,
Large animals,
and the Hope Diamond.

I visited not one,
but two yarn shops,
and brought home souvenir yarn.
I even discovered a great
lens for my camera at a
thrift store.
My baby celebrated his
sixteenth birthday.
My mom got to hold
my only,
and I had lots of laughs with
my two sisters.
It was a very long ride
home with terrible traffic,
but I'm home!


  1. What a great vacation. I agree that Virginia is a beautiful state! I really could live there. The D.C. area is really fun, historic and educational. One of my very favorite places. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week.

  2. looks like a great vacation! love that you were able to do it with your granddaughter and see your family - so special.

  3. Your toes match the sky. (:

    Glad you had a great time.

  4. Thanks for sharing some of these beautiful pictures of your trip! I'm in love with stone walls, we don't really have them around here. But we see them a lot when we visit family in New England.
    Also glad to see you made it home safely!

  5. Welcome home Tracey! Sounds like a lovely time, beautiful photos.

  6. Wow! What a great post! That third photo down is UNREAL. True country living. I love all your photos and am so glad you shared your trip with us.

  7. What a vacation! You look beautiful a nd your sisters look like you (so they ate beautiful too) glad you were with your grand and on vacation where more memories were made :) welcome home!!

  8. What a great holiday, wonderful photos full of memories. That little one is looking very much like her nanny.

  9. thanks for sharing the photos, Tracey ~ I got goosebumps when I saw the mammoth & diamond since they brought back instant memories of weekends spent with my family when I was little driving into DC with brown bag lunches and spending hours and hours at the museums

    I so glad you had such a wonderful trip ~ welcome home!

  10. What cute, periwinkle toes you have! What a fantastic trip! You have such a lovely ohana. Those yarn sotres look so cu-ute!

  11. Welcome home! There is no better feeling than coming home after time away. What a wonderful time you've had. I really must consider buying souvenir yarn! And your thrift store find! Amazing.

  12. So glad you had a great time. Your grand daughter is really growing - and what a handsome boy you have. xxx

  13. Love it! Beautiful images of you and your family...looks like you had a love-ly trip despite the crummy traffic. Virginia looks like a beautiful state- must visit one day.
    -Home is pretty awesome Tracey isn't it :)

  14. Welcome home!!! Sounds like an absolutely wonderful vacation. I had no idea there was a vegetable garden and a beehive at the White House. Very neat!

  15. That looks like a fantastic vacation!

  16. what a wonderful vacation! a beehive at the white house?? that is very cool. my oldest son will be 16 in a few months, eeep.
    happy birthday to your baby boy. <3

  17. sounds like you had a wonderful trip!!!

    and happy birthday to your son!!!

  18. Oh, Tracey!!! This trip sounds like it was everything you hoped for.....and more!!! Wonderful!!!