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For those that don’t know, we moved to College Park in Maryland about three weeks ago. Rob was offered a job back in February at the company he was interning with in DC. We gratefully accepted it but had to go back to Provo to finish up his capstone class before we could officially move here.

Packing up was easy peasy with help from family and friends and especially because we didn’t take any furniture. Rob and Andy endured the hard part of driving the little Uhaul across the country, complete with a breakdown, the AC breaking, an electrical fire that melted some of the back seat, and a maximum speed limit of 60 mph. It was a miracle that they broke down so close to Upper Arlington, Ohio, and that the Wunderlichs saved the day again. Max loved his first time on an airplane and I was very grateful that everything went so well flying with the boys by myself.

We are renting a condo in the same ward boundaries we were in during the winter internship and are loving it. It is just the right size for us, comfortable, and safe. The one downside is definitely the commute for Rob.

We celebrated Leo’s first birthday by going to Bob Evans for dinner and letting Max and Leo destroy/eat a prototype Spider-man cake that Rob and I decorated.

Faces full of cake.

Faces full of cake.

For the Fourth of July we avoided DC and did the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. It was a beautiful day with perfect weather. The next day we went to the beach at Chesapeake Bay but didn’t spend too much time there because of dead fish in the water and crowds, so we just came back home and swam in the pool instead.

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View of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park.

At the pool.

At the pool.

All of February

Here are some of the things we did last month.

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For Grandpa Camp: An ice fishing truck in the National Museum of Native American History.

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The deep snow outside our apartment.

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Valentine’s Day Breakfast.

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National Portrait Gallery

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Sunbathing at Chesapeake Bay.

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Daddy’s birthday party.

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Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

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He was scared of the other passengers in the mail coach at the National Postal Museum.

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For Grandma Magleby: Philatelic postage.

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Great Falls National Park.

 

 

 

Happy Groundhog Day

This past week we spent some more time at our favorite museums, the Air and Space Museum and the Natural History Museum. We also went thrift store hoping and to our neighborhood park.

At the Park

Max Holding a Caterpillar

Snow Days

Last week went fairly fast due to a holiday and a snow day. To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day we took a driving tour around Maryland where we saw estates and woodlands. We finished the day by going to the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Vietnam War Veterans Memorial. It was a beautiful warm day that forebode the snow storm that blew in the next day, and I’m glad we took advantage of it.Image

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Max found a penny right before we went into “Lincoln’s house.”

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Rob took us on the rooftop of his building for a view of the city.

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ASAE, Rob’s internship.

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The boys tolerating a “Mommy Museum,” otherwise known as the National Gallery of Art.

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A view of the Capitol from the Newseum.

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Reading comics at the Newseum.

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Braving the cold to see the White House.

Visiting the Hill at dusk.

Visiting the Hill at dusk.

In the Hirshhorn Scupture Garden.

In the Hirshhorn Scupture Garden.

Max loved the Air and Space museum.

Max loved the Air and Space museum.

At the National Museum of American History.

At the National Museum of American History.

Our First Week in DC

Here are a couple pictures from our first week in Washington D.C.

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At the National Mall.

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Leo with a stegosaurus at the National History of Natural History.

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More inside the Natural History Museum.

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This was the best picture we could get at the Zoo.

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Looking at souvenirs inside the Smithsonian Castle.

Summer Spoils

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Just a handful of apricots from the tree.

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First batch of Vanilla Bean Apricot Jam.
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I made up a recipe for a rustic apricot tart!

Rustic Apricot Tart

Crust

  • 1/4 cup of finely ground sweet apricot kernels or almonds
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter cut in small pieces
  • 1 to 2 Tbls of water

Filling

  • 2 cups of sliced fresh apricots
  • 1/4 cup or less of apricot jam/preserves

Make the tart crust by mixing ground apricot kernels (or almonds), flour, and salt. Cut butter into flour mixture until resembles fine crumbs. Add water a little at a time until dough is formed. Roll dough out on floured surface. Edges will be rough, don’t cut or shape. Make filling by mixing apricot slices and jam together in bowl. Place crust on buttered baking sheet. Scoop filling in center of crust. Fold edges of crust over filling, overlapping and leaving opening in center. Optional, brush exposed crust with more jam, butter, or egg whites. Bake at 375 for 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is slightly scorched in places. Enjoy!