Christmas is just around the corner! And to get everyone into the Holiday spirit, I thought I’d share some photos from my visit to the White House last week!
About 3 mornings a week I run with Back on My Feet DC (BoMF), it a wonderful organization helping homeless in the city. Anne Mahlum started BoMF in Philadelphia back in 2007, to help homeless individuals in creating their independence and self-sufficiency. We focus on teamwork, respect, and running!*
BoMF DC had an opportunity to go visit the White House this December. Everyone signed up, got a background check and off we went to visit the Obama’s (although they were not home). I thought you’d all love to see some pictures to get you into the Holiday spirit!
If you’d like, a fellow DC blogger and BoMF runner, also did a post about the White House tour- check out Ericka’s blog and the post!
We entered the White House through the East Wing, where it was decorated with trees and wreaths.
This is the East Landing, filled with beautiful wreaths! My favorite part of the tour was the wonderful smell of pines- perfect for the holidays!
This was the first tree we got to see. It pays tribute to the Armed Forces and their families- lots of red, white and blue, in addition to festive ornaments.
This was in the East Garden Room, where the wreaths were made out of gingerbread and there is a replica of Bo, the First Family’s dog! On one of the trees there are handmade “Boflakes”.
Still in the East Garden Room was this beautiful tree- definitely my favorite!
Through the windows, you could see the lit up trees on the lawn, and the Washington Monument in the background. What a great view of the Mall from the White House!
This is the State Dining Room, where the official dinners and diplomatic receptions take place.
In the Entrance Hall they had kids from Northfield Mount Hermon School (Gill, MA) singing Christmas carols.
This was my favorite ornament in the White House. It was on the tree which is decorated with iconic ornaments that best represent the holiday legacies of the former First Ladies.
The Presidential Seal and American flag right before you exit out of the White House!
Hope you all enjoyed the White House Holiday Tour!
*I’d love to share my BoMF experience with anyone who is interested. Feel free to email me and I can answer any questions, or get you in touch with someone from the organization!