|Memaw and Tyson spending some quality time together.|
|Buddy Attick Lake Park (Greenbelt, Maryland)|
|My little babies (Marija, I think this is my new favorite picture of us, thank you!!)|
Having Mom and Memaw around is like having home come visit you. I don't have to work to entertain them and they are perfectly happy sitting on the loveseat in the sunroom reading their books with a glass of wine. They're also lovely mini-adventure companions - with Memaw interjecting stories of her time as a little girl, and then student at George Washington University, on the streets of our nation's capital. It's lovely, too, to be with two ladies who are as enamored with our little bungalow as I am and who gush just as much about Abdoulaye as I do :)
|Three generations of matching little nubby noses|
|Visiting Foundry United Methodist Church where Memaw was raised (and where she was married)|
Visiting Foundry UMC was a real treat -and not just because of the 200 years of history (this year!) that fill the sanctuary. Robtel Pailey, a PhD candidate at the University of London, delivered the sermon, which you can listen to here. Ms. Pailey attended Foundry with her family while growing up after she and her family came to the US from Liberia. After graduating from college in DC, she went on to "serve as special assistant for communications to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf." (see more of her writing here and here). How neat! I loved learning about her path in life and her roots at Foundry and imagining her growing up as a little girl in the same church as my grandmother and how their lives, though incredibly different, had a similar base in a church that welcomes so many people from so many backgrounds.
|Abdoulaye is disappointed I asked them to take the bus. DC public transport adventure!|