Christmas with our “bubble family” was a nice change of pace from just the four of us. We fried up a turkey and had plenty of treats on hand for a crazy, sugar-filled way to end the holiday!
It was a very lazy day that started at 7am with gifts from Santa and ended with the requisite Zoom gathering of the day. It was very low key, but as an added bonus, we spent the day in our pajamas!
It was a quiet Christmas Eve, just the four of us. But thanks to Zoom, some presents and some excellent take out, we managed to enjoy the day!
We sought long and hard for some holiday-themed, pandemic-friendly activities and Winter Winederland at Bluemont Vineyards did not disappoint! The sun, views, fresh air and copious amounts of cheese and wine – the day had it all!
What a year it has been, but we have a card of all of us smiling to show we can do hard things! Merry Christmas – here’s to a better year in 2021!
The pandemic couldn’t stop a visit with the Pentagon City Santa – our ninth year running! We picked an off time and had the place to ourselves for a quick in and out. While Colin walked through his and Owen’s lists, Owen wanted nothing to do with any of it. But, we made it through…
Despite some early starts around town, we waited until after Thanksgiving to bring some Christmas spirit to our house. We focused on getting tree, as even with a prepaid reservation, we heard things were getting scarce around town. Only two broken (and repaired) ornaments later, the tree was up!
The family holiday photo shoot must go on, and so it did! We had less than 20 minutes before the skies opened up. But thankfully we were highly efficient in our photo taking – even a slightly disgruntled little O.
We love hayrides in fall – even the adapted one this year. But little did we realize, we’d appreciate a holiday one as well! Whether Santa-hat-clad skeletons and pumpkins, a witch spitting snow or an enthusiastic alien waving hello, it all seemed normal for this crazy year!