A few hours in our nation's capital did my soul some good today. Fewer places excite me more than the National Mall, so my heart was happy as I meandered through the monuments and museums. My particular favorite sights: the Lincoln Memorial, the First Ladies' Gown Exhibit, and Dorothy's Ruby Slippers! The metro, snowy city streets, new friends from around the world, Christmas decorations, and good food made for a spectacular day. And I got to tell a few people about Jesus along the way! It's not always a popular opinion, but I sure do like this country of mine!
Summer is officially over, so naturally it's time to post photos from early July. Oh, well. There's something deeply wonderful about ruminating on the warm memories of the last few months as we salute summer goodbye this Labor Day week. As C.S. Lewis said, "A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered." Ah, he always makes me feel better. The Wolf family is (in)famous for sitting around and recounting the highlights of an experience immediately after it has happened. So here are my highlights (not so immediately) from our Independence Day trip to Lexington, Kentucky, where all TWELVE Wolves celebrated together. It was kind of perfect, filled with wildflower picking, soybean field traversing, frisbee throwing, cupcake eating, firework gazing, book reading, and conversation making. Also, if you can't tell, there are three kiddos who have the rest of us wrapped quite tightly around their chubby little fingers.