3/23/2009

On the Second Day of Spring...


Today is the second day of spring, and what arrived in my mailbox?  An adorable spring treat from
Miss Janice. She sent me this beautiful pocket notebook from the new Lilly Pulitzer stationery line!

Last night was my last night in Washington, and I went out for dinner with my parents at Old Ebbitt Grill, a family favorite downtown. We saw President and Mrs. Obama, and I made sure to tell Mrs. Obama how much I love her White House Home Vegetable Garden. It is the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden in World War II. The idea is to provide a healthy diet for white house employees and the First  family, and to increase cultural awareness of the need to conserve energy by consuming local foods.   

7 comments:

Patricia Gray said...

A vegetable garden at the White House...how novel. I hadn't heard. Thanks for the scoop. And lucky you to dine with 'Presidents'.
Happy Spring to you!!

Kathie Truitt said...

Oh, wow! I live here and didn't even know she'd resurrected the vegetable garden. That's great.

Your blog is adorable and so are you!!

Kate said...

I love Old Ebbitts. So jealous you saw the Obamas. What a sighting!

Preppy Sue said...

How fun and cool that you saw them!

I remember going to Old Ebbitts when my cousin graduated from CUA in 1988, it was a great restaurant then too!

Her Preppiness said...

What a nice treat!!! So exciting to see the President and First Lady.

Kappa Prep said...

What a lovely treat from Miss Janice and how fun to see the president!

allie in g'town said...

Oh wow, that's right by my husband's office! Next time he asks me to meet him and his colleague's there on a Friday for happy hour I'm going. Rush hour traffic or not if there's a potential Obama sighting at the other end I'll deal.

Collar's Up!
Allie in G'town