Family Fun Weekend

We broke up the typical weekend with extended family fun – and got to experience some activities we haven’t done in forever, including Disney on Ice and bowling!


It happens but once or twice a year, but as a treat for “both sides,” it was a weekend of freedom from each other! Just a half hour apart, but a world away, when the kids and parents are separated. The adults headed to Berkeley Springs for some good food and catching up on sleep,…

A Winter Staycation

We pivoted to stay close to home for MLK Jr. Weekend and lived it up near Eastern Market! We had the best foods from the area, explored the market and relaxed like any other chill weekend at home.

Getting Wet in Dry Tortugas

We had a family first in the Florida Keys – a seaplane adventure to the Dry Tortugas National Park. We had this little slice of paradise to ourselves for the better part of the morning and enjoyed the stay among the soft sand and coral reefs.

A Ray of Holiday Sunshine

Back at the start of 2021, we had a dream to spend the end of December in the warm sunshine of the Florida Keys. We went for it, and the dream came true! We escaped the cold, dreary DC for a few days of fun in the sun.

Christmas Chaos

Once again, Christmas was the right amount of fun, magic and chaos!

A Happy Christmas Eve

This Christmas Eve had a little less Zoom and a little more family, but it was still relatively low-key given omicron. You wouldn’t know it by all the noise that four boys can make it one house though!

An Enchanted Evening

It had been a few months since we visited Nationals Park and boy did it look different! Nats Park was nearly unrecognizable as it transformed for Enchant, a holiday-themed evening festival with lights, ice skating and – of course – plenty of opportunities to spend money!