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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Away For A Little While...And A Giveaway!

You are all so very important to me....each one of you is the *apple of my eye*! I cherish the friendships I have made through blogging. You will stay in my thoughts and heart and prayers while we are away. We will be in Washington D.C until the 14th. Bill has to be at a conference in the city so Grace and I are tagging along! We have made many trips to our nation's capital over the years. We were able to take Daniel to every major museum and government structure (Including a tour of the White House) during a 4 year period. He will not be able to be with us this time but Grace is quite excited to visit the city for the first time! She and I will be entering the White House on Wednesday and she is over the moon at this prospect! It is always an honor to visit this magnificent building and revel in it's history! Our hotel is in Old Town Alexandria, a favorite spot of ours, and near Mount Vernon so we will be able to see lots of wonderful things and show Grace a cracker jack of a good time. And yes...there will be swimming and pillow fights and Cheryl Wray endorsed Bed Jumping as well! I will miss you all and do hope to be able to check in here from time to time. I have tried to get around to see each of you before I go but, if I missed anyone, please know I am so sorry and will make up for that transgression upon our return! I promise! On that note....I want to offer a little giveaway. Just leave a comment on this post and I will enter you into the drawing! I will be on the look out for something delicious and/or delightful in D.C to share with one or two of you. I want to do this as a small thank you to each one of you. I feel so honored and blessed that you come here and visit me. I hope you know how much I care about you all. Through blogging I have been inspired, delighted, charmed, educated, warmed, blessed and wrapped in a hug! I adore each one of you. Oh, Kipper wants me to remind you...if you have not seen *his* post below, please visit it and share in his monthly Ritter Partay!! It is a scene dudes! Until I return...much love and friendship to you all! Now, go and leave that comment!
Love and Hugs, Susie Q

56 comments:

Mom2fur said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip! Hope it isn't hot down there.

Connie said...

Well, count me in, chickadee!!! Have a fun time...
Smoochies,
Connie

Kathleen Grace said...

have a great time in D.C.! It's one of my favorite cities. I know Grace will love it!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Have a wonderful trip! I'm having a giveaway as well! :)

I want to cordially invite you to take part in my June giveaway. Have you heard of Elsie Dinsmore? I’m giving away Book 1. I’d love to see you.

Andi said...

Have a wonderful trip Sue! What an exciting place to visit with so much to see. I'm sure Grace will be on cloud 9. Be sure and take lots of pictures to share with us when you return.

Now I must go...Bully wants to speak to Kipper and I butted ahead of him to leave this comment.

Susie said...

Hi Susie Q,
Sounds like a delightful trip and I'm sure Grace will have a wonderful time.
I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!
Have a great time and see you when you return!
xo

Gretchen said...

I'm in! My dtr is going to DC for next year's spring break, and son is going for the following year. Are we a patriotic family, or what?!

Lots of love and safe travel!
xxxooogretchen

Cherdecor said...

Have a wonderful time in DC and I hope that it will not be so hot there as it is here at the moment. We will be waiting to see the pictures.

Valerie said...

i SO loved DC...i just wished we could've gone to the White House...so lucky! have fun, take lotsa pictures, won't you?

Lisa said...

Have a great trip!! I'm always a little disappointed if you haven't posted when I check. Therefore, I will eagerly await all the details of your trip!!! Be safe!!!

Dawn Bibbs said...

You're such a sweetie, Susie! I hope you and Grace have a great trim and that you all will be safe. I've never been to DC...and I think I need to put it on my list of "To do's one day".

Again, be safe, take lots of pictures and we'll talk to you when you get back. Love ya!

Pamela said...

safe and memorable journey to you!

Janet said...

I can feel Grace's excitement all the way here. I know it will be fun and educational as well. And the White House...I have never been there, but have done most of the other monuments/museums in my long ago youth. Such a vibrant and beautiful city. Enjoy!

Janet

ikkinlala said...

I hope you have a great time!

Carolyn said...

Have a great trip!

Terri said...

Have a wonderful trip!

Rue said...

Hi Sue :)

I will miss you while you're gone :(

I hope you have fun and it sure sounds like you will.

hugs and love,
rue

wendster said...

Enjoy! I have been to the capital, but never INSIDE the White house, and never to Mt. Vernon. I hear they are both awesome.
I am looking forward to lots of pictures, and I hope that the beautiful Susie Q is IN some of those photos.
When you return and are well rested, we shall venture on to German town, where we shall both be photographed in liederhosen ... and then we will delete those photos because NOBODY wants to see my legs in liederhosen. ha ha hahhaha.

Enjoy!

I hope you post a little photo of the "prize" you mail to the winner. I bet you'll find something cute.

Be safe. We love our Susie Q.

Wendy

Deborah said...

Have a wonderful time in DC!

...and bring me something! Teehee!

Deborah

-Jennifer said...

Wow you'll be away for a long time...Enjoy!! It's supposed to be HOT over here on the East Coast!! If you're bored, steal a vehicle and drive about 3.5 north to NJ to visit :)

PAT said...

Have a wonderful time, Sue and family!

Looking forward to photos and stories, upon your return!

Pat

Cheryl Wray said...

Have a WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL time (I know you all will!!). Can't wait to get the updates and see the photos (including bed-jumping of course!! lol).

Be safe!!! And see you soon!!

Sheila said...

What a nice trip - I hope you all have a wonderful time! I've never been there; I'd love to see D.C. sometime. I'll enjoy seeing it through your pictures! Talk to you when you get back.

Rosemary said...

Have a wonderful trip!!
Can't wait to see pictures.
Have fun Grace!!
Love,
Rosemary

bj said...

oH, what a wonderful trip this will be.
Have such a fabulous time and stay safe!
hugs, bj

Tammy said...

Susie, I wanted to thank you for your very sweet words on my wedding post...it just completely blessed me!

Have a wonderful trip to D.C!
I have been there only once- back in the 90's, seeing all the museums and the Lincoln Memorial. I wish we could have toured the White House, but it was closed to tours while we were there!

I would love to enter into your giveaway! :)

God bless,
~Tammy

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Have fun in D.C. and thanks for visting my blog and your sweet comments.Ritters looks like so much fun.
Best Wishes
Brenda:)

Meggie said...

Hope you and Grace are having a dandy time, SusieQ. Count me in for the drawing. Godspeed!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Have fun & be safe!

M ^..^

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Have fun! I never been to DC! Someday...

Mama P said...

Have a fantastic time. No note from Grace needed. I was glad to send the package. Now have fun!

Sandi McBride said...

Hope you enjoy visiting my former home town! How bout run by Reservoir Ave and Foxhall Drive...look at the corner, check and see if my childhood home is still there, lol...it's the one with all the danged windows! Go see EVERYTHING! Pay special attention to the city Park...
run by and see Mr. Lincoln and stop and have a cup of coffee with GW and Laura...oh, have fun!
love
Sandi

Sunflower Farm said...

Oh you will have so much fun enjoy your time away.

Pearl said...

I feel the same way about my blogging friends. There are days I just can't wait to hear an encouraging word...I am never disappointed.
Oh I hope you have a wonderful trip. Be safe.

I would love to be added to your giveaway...Thank you.

Hugs,

Terri and Bob said...

Hey we will miss you. Say Hi to Mr. Bush for me!

I often tag a long on Bob's conferences... I love to explore on my own!

Pat said...

Have a wonderful time Suzie Q! Our son went to college in Washington DC, so we visted that very interesting and beautiful city often when he was there. I can't wait to hear all about it and see your photos when you get back.

Hugs, Pat

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Hi Susie - I hope you are having a great time in DC. We just took the kids in April. Funny - my husband had business in Alexandria - such a pretty town. It was the first time our kids and myself had been to DC. We had a lot of fun! Can't wait to hear about your trip!

Connie said...

Well, chickadee, you've been tagged. Go to my blog and see what you have to do.
http://connie-livingbeautifully.blogspot.com
Connie

Kari & Kijsa said...

Have a great trip & count us in!!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Hooked on Houses said...

I just spent the morning planning our trip to D.C. for July. We have family there we'll be visiting, but we'll also want to fit in as many "tourist activities" as possible. I hope you'll tell us all about your trip and give me some ideas of what to do and see! Have fun! -Julia :-)

Mama P said...

I've never been but it sounds extraordinary.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Susie Q...I have been selfish and not out visiting my blogging friends for a few days and see that you are away on a wonderful adventure! I can't wait to hear all about it. Mr Lavender Hill and I want to spend some time in Washington some day. I will have to email you for info when that time comes...

See you when you return my sweet friend!
xo
Penny

Alice said...

I remember a bus trip I took to Washington with my grandma when I was just a little girl. What a fun time that was. I'm sure Grace will love the city. Try not to melt!

Deb said...

Have a wonderful, safe trip Sue.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Hi Sue!
I hope you're having fun! We love DC, having lived there for two years back in our lives before kids!
Safe travels!
Becky

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Have fun in DC. It was always one of my favorite places to visit. My husband, when he was in the National Guard, would make trips there and I would tag along on some of the trips and visit museums.

PEA said...

Heyyyyy are you gone without me again??? hehe I do hope that you and Grace are having an absolutely marvelous time in Washington...gosh, you're even going to visit the White House, how very awesome is that?!!! I always look forward to hearing all about your trips on your return and seeing gorgeous photos:-) Love ya! xoxo

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Susie....I am just catching up from being away myself...are you still gone or are you back? Time away can be very very good...
Hugs,
Robin

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Susie Q, As I was growing up my parents took us to Washington many, many times but it's probably been 10 years since I have been and I think it's high time I went. Hope you guys are having a fantabulous time!! See you when you get back. xo Lynn

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

You are just too sweet to be havin a giveaway! Have fun in DC & take lots of pixs for all of your fans to see!
Love the dog post, Hugs, DebraK

Latharia said...

I hope you have a wonderful time! I have not been to Washington DC since I was a child! You inspire me to want to go back!

wendster said...

Wow! You are going to have a lot of names to choose from!

I always knew you were popular.

Hope your trip was fun and relaxing.

Allow me to be the FIRST to say
WELCOME HOME!!!

Mary Isabella said...

I hope you have a great and safe trip to and from...Mary

CIELO said...

Have a lovely trip, Susy.... and come back soon.... if you are back on the 21, the house in the roses is having a garden party, and would love to see you participate... come see...

cielo

Strawberry Lane said...

Have a simply wonderful time! We will think of you and look forward to hearing all the details. Have a safe and enjoyable trip!

smilnsigh said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Mari-Nanci