Alexandria VA

Lizzy’s Latest – Marc Fisher Nella Over the Knee Boots

Every Christmas I volunteer at the former Museum of the Confederacy (now the American Civil War Museum) for Court End Christmas.  I’ve had the honor of being Santa’s Elf every year and it’s always great catching up with my favorite Santa – the real Santa!  😉

My annual pic with Santa. 🙂


Alexandria, VA: Fort Ward – Farewell my Faithful Friend

This Christmas was especially meaningful to me.  I was enjoying the company of family and creating precious memories, but also grieving my dear friend and Manager, Anna, who was tragically killed in a tour bus crash in Mexico days before Christmas along with her 11-year old son, Daniel, and her recently widowed mother.  Anna’s husband, Moises, and 15-year old son, David, survived, thankfully. (more…)

Lizzy’s Latest – BCBGeneration Caliko Suede Strappy Pumps

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We continued on our Alexandria, VA adventure with these set of pictures.  After taking more shots around my dad’s office, we braved the brisk wind in search of new scenery.  Christmas decorations were still on display around the federal courthouse keeping the atmosphere quite festive.  Interesting to note, that courthouse was the location where 9/11 terrorist, Zacarias Moussaoui, was tried and convicted.  Across from the courthouse is the Carlyle Club, a pretty famous establishment in the Washington, DC area.  🙂 (more…)

Alexandria, VA – Anthony’s Story

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Not too long ago, I had a heart to heart with my co-worker and good friend, Walter.  After commenting about how exhausted he looked, he revealed that his family was dealing with an unexpected crisis.  I could see the worry on his face.  I could sense the fear of uncertainty in his voice as he confessed that his younger brother, Anthony, 22, has been fighting an aggressive form of skin cancer since last August.  The cancer came back a few weeks ago with a vengeance putting Anthony’s young life in serious jeopardy. (more…)