In order to ensure the boys were cheering for the right team and sporting the appropriate attire, I headed to OR to celebrate inauguration weekend with my favorite nephews. As you can see they were dressed to impressed and pumped to cheer on their president. Sadly, their parents set poor voting examples but one can only "HOPE" that in four years C and K can influence their 'rents to make a better choice:)
Even though we cried ourselves to sleep each night wishing Syd was with us to complete a true girls weekend, we did honor her by doing some shopping and buying lots of fun things for her big day. Darel's favorite part was watching the BBC 4 hour version of Jane Eyre!
One of the best things we did was go to the park and feed the ducks. The boys were a little nervous or maybe just freezing--it was pretty close. But eventually they loved it!
When I returned to DC, Hill Rod (aka Hillary Clinton) was waiting for me at my office. She spoke to our agency and while I don't care for her, she said some great things about our agency and her hopes to improve its potential in her position as Secretary of State (she is over our agency). It was fun to be able to see her (only a few feet away) in person--I guess there are perks to my job. I have attached a link that shows what she said and also has a pic. I was about 4 people behind the group shown in the pic. One of the best things she said was that development is an equal partner with military action in fighting against terrorism. So I guess I can add "fighting terrorism" to my resume!
Also is a link is a what Obama has been doing that directly affects my office. Whenever the presidency changes from one political party to another the Mexico City policy is also changed. The article explains most of it but I wanted to include it so you could see what I spend most of my day doing when I'm not stalking Darc and Brent's blog. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/MexicoCityPolicy-VoluntaryPopulationPlanning/