March for Our Lives :: Washington DC

posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018

March 24th, 2018

The March for Our Lives took place in Washington DC. Josh and I, along with our children, went to add our voices to those demanding change. 

The kids made their own signs and we bundled up and headed to the capitol building to rally for sensible gun reform and for the safety of our children.

At one point during the rally Wes looked over me and asked, "Are they really going to change the laws because of us?" I said that we really hoped so and he said, "So I might be part of the reason they change a law?!"

And that right there is what it's all about. 

Showing our kids that they can be a force for change. Showing them that this whole march was FOR and BY the children of our country. I hope it's a lesson that they carry with them into the future and I hope it sparks a fire inside of them to always take a stand for that which you believe in. 

It is our responsibility to foster their rebellion.

We also took the opportunity to spend some time in DC that weekend showing the kids some of the monuments and museums since they had never been before. We rented the prettiest little row house on capitol hill and the kids asked to move in permanently. We will definitely need to return to DC when we have a little more time on our hands. There is so much to see and we barely scratched the surface.

Wes asked if we could see the constitution during our visit, and when your kid ASKS to see the constitution you pretty much have to go do it, right? No photography was allowed inside the archives but I was super excited to get to check something off Weston's bucket list while we were there. He got to see Alexander Hamilton's REAL signature. The kid's day was made.

We also managed to snag tickets to the African American Museum and it was AMAZING. It's relatively new and so it was the first time there for all of us. We could have easily spent an entire day there, there is just so much to see and take in. 

And of course we made sure to hit up 2Amys and then basically tried one of everything at Baked & Wired. 

We were about a week too early for the cherry blossoms but the magnolias were out in all their pink glory. Such a hopeful sign of spring. 

All in all, it was an incredible weekend and one that I think our little family will treasure the memory of for many years to come.

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