Change of Scenery and Eateries

The first long weekend of the year was an opportunity for a change of scenery. When we booked Richmond, we didn’t realize there would be armed protests scheduled in 50 states and DC. But luckily we were safely a few miles away from the Capitol, just like at home, with an added bonus – new…

Fresh Air in the Country

While on a quick post-Christmas trip in Luray, we went on a couple walks in the woods on some kid-friendly trails within George Washington National Forest. It was a nice change of pace!

Happy 2021!

We escaped home to ring in the New Year in the outskirts of Luray, VA. Our cabin had great views, and the required hot tub for “relaxing” as a family. Colin marked a momentous occasion – making it to midnight for the first time to ring in a new year.

A Friendly Christmas

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!

Christmas Just The Four of Us

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!

Christmas Eve in 2020

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!

A Winederful 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!

Merry Christmas!

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!

A Masked Santa This Year

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…