Has anybody ever been to ICE? I think last year was the first year it was in the area. I really wanted to go, but we never got it on the schedule, so I am hoping we can make it this year, it sounds like an amazing event. The combination of The Grinch and massive amounts of ice is just perfect. Last year we went over to the Gaylord at the holidays, it was beautiful and the kids love walking around the hotel and National Harbor any time of year, so I can only imagine how excited they would be at seeing ICE. We do have grandparents coming to town and having them stay at the Gaylord might be a good option, maybe we can even convince them to bring the kids for a sleepover one night. Is it wrong to give a gift that would benifit Marshall and I? Something to think about. Anyway right now our holiday outing traditions includ zoo lights, the National tree and our favorite the Botanical gardens - if you haven't had the opportunity to visit this event and are in the area it is a wonderful outing for all ages. I'll post about the Botanical gardens another time, but this picture is just a small example of all the amazing things made entirely out of natual elements. Our Kids is giving away tickets and it would be wonderful to win, but even if I don't, I think this year we will have to add one more outing to the list.