In my last post I mentioned that I've recently changed jobs and am now in a position traveling to client sites as a ColdFusion consultant. Moving away from a full-time position that I'd had for 8 1/2 years wasn't easy--for my wife and me nor for my 9-year-old twin daughters.

My wife home-schools our kids giving us a very flexible schedule.  When we told the girls that they'd be able to come to D.C. with me at some point during the project, they were all for the move.  That was 2 weeks before I even started the project. Last week and this week my wife and kids have been here in D.C. with me and have been on a constant field trip to our nation's capital.

Today, we attended the dedication ceremony for the U.S. Air Force Memorial which was very neat since I spent 6 years on active duty in the Air Force. We then visited Arlington National Cemetary where we were priviledged to witness the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Talk about a moving experience!  Just to see the dedication of these men was simply amazing.  I was a member of the base honor guard at my first duty station so I'm familiar with what it takes to make a ceremony like that go off perfectly.  These guys were absolutely awesome!