Wow. First, let me start by saying the emotions that we experienced seeing each other again was like nothing I've felt before. It'd been 92 days since we'd seen him last and that moment of first touch was like no other. I climbed out of the van (after I let the boys have their moments) I hugged Matt and cried. I knew I was excited, but I cried. It just felt SO GOOD to be in his arms again. And wow! What arms they are! He's been working out!! ;)
Our first night was spent just getting settled in and reacquainted. Sunday, we took the boys on their first ride on the Metro and went to see Chinatown and Cars 2. Since then, we've been busy almost every day. (I was down with a flu/cold type thing and a high fever for about 12 hours.) We've been to a lot of great museums, great sites and had a lot of great experiences. I would love to recap each and every moment, but I just don't have the time to type it all out. I have uploaded a lot of images on Facebook, and I also posted them in our Picasa Album.
Although I was worried at first, I am falling in love with D.C. It's very easy to navigate the city. I love all the walking, the closeness of things and the ability to get to everything via the Metro. Matt's apartment is only about a 5 minute walk to a metro stop and we've used it most everyday. The boys are doing really well with everything too. Payton has his own Metro card and he knows how to work it to get himself through the gates. Max is free, but loves to use my card to get us through. I would love living here...at least for a few years.
For the holiday weekend, we'll be spliting our time between Baltimore and D.C. Tomorrow, we'll be joining my brother and sister-in-law at the Baltimore Aquarium, then heading back to D.C. for Sunday and Monday. We hope to make it to the fireworks on the National Mall, but we'll see how that pans out.
That's all for now. Thanks for all the positive thoughts, encouragement and love. We're having a GREAT time together enjoying our temporary home. See you "next time".