Saturday, January 31, 2009

Hoyas vs Huskies

Of course the Lady Huskies are number one! They were great tonight - Georgetown gave them a run for the money in the beginning but in the end UCONN won-

George and Marcia

George, Deb and I before the game.

Peter enjoying the game

Great ideas

I thought what a good idea for the house in Maine- I have most of my crystal and Waterford collection on my serving tray in the dining room but it looks boring - this idea is great- what a great way to use this furniture piece- going to try it out this spring ....

So cute - can just see this "lemon place card " used out on the porch on a gorgeous summer day!!! Plan to use it for a welcome lunch on a Friday when weekend guests arrive at Lucky Stars!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Nora's big TV moment

During all the Inaugural festivities we asked Nora what was her favorite part- she said when she was on TV of course - Here she is - on her father's shoulders in the pink and yellow jacket- mid picture!!!! Her big TV moment!!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Kids @ the inauguration trip

Nora wolfing down ribs at the ESPN Zone!!!

Rory and Kerry enjoy lunch at the ESPN Zone.

Sick Kerry!!!!

Nora eating her Obama cupcake!

Nora and Moira and Flat Stanley at Five Guys in SE Washington

Moira and Kerry and the pig at Five Guys!

The whole Flaherty family on the top of Moira's apartment building - the capitol is in the background!

Rory Kerry and Nora and the pig.


The day before the Inauguration Moira and I were fortunate enough to go to the Oprah show at the Kennedy Center. What a great time- from begining to end it was fun fun fun!!!!

George dropped us off at the entrance to the beautiful Kennedy Center.

Even Flat Stanley got to go to the show- here he is posing with our tickets.

Mo and Mom in line!!!!

Typical Washington DC - Moira exchanges business cards with a new friend in line!

The blue line!

Moira and me! Cold but happy

Our line starts here....

Okay Moira in front row of balcony clapping - she is in dark red sweater- I am directly behind her in gold colored jacket- leaning forward!!! Not the greatest shot but I took it off the TV!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Official Tickets to the Inauguration!!!

The Inauguration!!!!

What a day- from early morning to late at night the celebration continued! We woke up by 6am and around 7 we were outside checking out the crowds on my street- one block away from Pennsylvania Ave and the parade route.

This is Mary - my sister-in-law in front of the condo at 7 am- they were selling these flags with Obama's image right outside the front door!
George - getting bundled up before he and Moira set out to go to the swearing in!

Moira ready to go...

The view behind them when they finally arrived at the Capitol.

Our Obama cupcakes - dessert on Inauguration Day!!!

Moira and George got in close for photos
The tunnel underneath Penn Ave - they had to walk through it to get to the Capitol.

George and Mo in the crowd.

Right as they were leaving.

The flags look great.

You can see the new President if you look closely,

The swearing in!!!

Our Capitol!!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Concert and Activities on the Mall

Sunday on the mall- tons of people - not too cold - but lots going on- 

The flags are flying on Pennsylvania Ave all the way up to the Capital.

People just stopped and listened to Obama - even on the jumbo-tron!

Bono serenades the crowd.

Flag in front of the Washington Monument. 

View from the Washington Monument towards the Lincoln Memorial

The crowds were huge.

Security is tight

George standing in front of the Washington Monument.

Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post

David Shuster right before he put me on TV!!!!

Our favorite station MSNBC broadcasting from the mall

Tom Hanks speaking at the concert.