This building means a lot to us. No, I'm not a political person or have political aspirations in the slightest, but it has extra special meaning to me. Terry and I made our relationship "official" here.
On a misty day in July of 1996 Terry graduated from The Basic School in Quantico and we went into the city to celebrate before I headed back to Lexington, KY and he headed off to more training in California. We went to an amazing restaurant in DC that 23 year olds really can't afford, but it was celebration time, so why not?! Then off for a walk in the city.
We meandered down to the Capitol Building and the mist turned into a sprinkle. This was during a time that people were able to walk all around the Capitol building with few restrictions. There are small alcoves on either side of the building and we found one to sit in to get out of the elements. This is where my husband to be started saying really romantic things that because of emotion and time I can't remember them all now! Then he got down on one knee and I started to cry.
Seriously, it was like a movie. And if reality tv were big back then and a show was titled "The Young and The Boring: The Life of a Poor Graduate Student and her Beaux Hunk". I will never ever forget that moment.
We've gone back on a few occasions when we lived here last time, but when we went in November I had my camera on me, it was an absolutely beautiful day and I just felt nostalgic. Times as they are now, we couldn't go past the first set of stairs, so no reenacting for the girls or even for ourselves so we settled on pictures with it in the background.
It was awesome to experience going there with the girls. Sure, they didn't quite "get it", but it was still great to take them there!
I was very happy when Jen Gallacher asked me to contribute to the February Stretch Your Sketch class at 2 Peas! I love sketches and love doing 2 pagers and this one had an extra element I loved: a large photo on one side. I hemmed and hawed on what my subject matter would be until I scrolled through these photos and just knew. And it's a story I really wanted to tell for the girls and for us.
Used lots of Studio Calico items on this, including some lightly sprayed white Mr. Huey on both pages. I also love the extra space on the My Mind's Eye papers. I cut around it and used it at the bottom of the big picture.
Have a great Wednesday!