I love waking up to a sunny morning and the sound of birds through our open bedroom windows. It always starts my day on a good note.
I think I'll probably always be enamored of our little red house and this beautiful city where we live. There's never a time when I'm not excited to spend the day (or the evening) downtown at the museums or monuments. I love when we have guests in town and we have an excuse to slow down in our busy day-to-day lives and go touring around the city. Why don't we do that more often?
My Dad and brother, Jimmy, drove here from Utah last Thursday and we spent the weekend tagging along with my Dad's BYU alumni group (he was swearing BYU alumni into the Supreme Court Bar on Monday), enjoying the after-hours and behind-the-scenes tours that they'd arranged.
After work on Monday we were given an after-hours tour of the Capitol by Senator Lee. Of all the times I've been to the Capitol, I'd never seen some of the rooms we went in. By far my favorite, though, was getting to walk around the senate floor. A very cool experience.
Jimmy's going to be living here for the summer again - working at Georgetown Law with me! Now, if we could only get my Dad to agree to stay a little longer next time...