Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Weekend of Sailabrations!

Well another weekend comes and goes, and we were just as busy as always. But what a great weekend!

Friday night I went to a friend's house for the gender reveal of their newest addition. She is due in November, and already has a fabulous 2 year old boy, so it was pretty exciting when we saw Logan with these:

Can't wait to meet Lydia so soon!


Saturday morning started bright and early for me as I ran in a 5k in Annapolis. It was the first 5k I have ever run, and as soon as I got home I started looking for the next one to join in. I am hooked!




And then Saturday we were visiting some other friends at not one, but TWO housewarming parties! First was for a co-worker and close friend of mine. She and her husband moved with their two kids to a new house about a month ago. Here is one of their daughter's with the newest addition to another co-workers family:

It was a wonderful party with great friends and good food, and we met some new friends too!

Housewarming party number two was for one of my closest friend's sister and her husband. They bought a house also about a month ago, and had everyone over for the unveiling. I spent some time with my best ladies, and Tyler spent time with the guys and the video games!





Finally on Sunday, for father's day, we took my Dad to Fells Point, on the water in Baltimore, to join in the activities for the Sailabration. What a wonderful event in Baltimore to commemorate the War of 1812.

**History Lesson: The Star Spangled Banner was written right here in Baltimore during the War of 1812, and I like to think that the people and Bmore and at Fort McHenry saved this country from the British invasion. You're welcome**


So, the event brought tall ships and Navy gray hulls from all over the world to the waters of Baltimore. We spent the day walking around checking out the ships.

 

Above and below is a Canadian gray hull called the HMCS Iroquois. It was so big we couldn't get the picture all in one shot.




And these are two of the tall ships. One was called the Elf and the other the Lynx. Not sure where they were from, but they were absolutely beautiful. Especially when they opened their sails.



And after sitting and waiting patiently (approximately 3 hours) the best part of the day was at the end. The Navy Blue Angels put on a show. It was absolutely amazing! Below is some video we took!

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So wow, what a great weekend! Thank you to all of our friends for such a fantastic time! Can't wait to celebrate so much more for years to come! And as for Sailabration, I have to say, I wish it was every weekend!