A Quick Birthday Trip South

With the long weekend ahead of us, and a special day planned for our lovable birthday boy, we drove south to Richmond for some BBQ, brews and quality time with the boys. It was part victory in that B had “the best BBQ he’s ever had in Virginia” and part not with a constantly cranky…

This Is 40

A few weeks before the big 4-0, I got an amazing opportunity to reflect, reset and relax in the Arizona desert. There was a lot of time to exercise, get advice from amazing professionals and reflect on things that often aren’t ever top of mind. While away, the boys enjoyed time with family as the…

A Relaxing Mother’s Day

At this stage in the boys’ life, the best part of Mother’s Day is often some much-needed time alone to decompress and breathe. With the boys out at a birthday party for the afternoon, I got this and more…plus some quality time at brunch in a new neighborhood spot.

Fiesta 5K 2019

Another year, another Fiesta 5K in support of ALS research! Team Big Walt and Mike showed up in full force to remember and honor 3 great men, once again finishing in the top 10 of fundraisers. While the commentary wasn’t as interesting as last year, Colin’s determination was just as strong – and he shaved…

A New School as An Era Ends

The Bright Horizons at VA Hospital Center has been a home away from home for both boys since June 2013. With its closing in a few months, it was time for not only Colin, but for Owen to move on as well. Here’s to a great community and new friends to come!

On the Field Again

For the second time, we got up close and personal with the field at Nationals Park, as the Nats took on the Padres in an extra-inning winner. O was a more active participant this year, and while it was a long day, it was a good time by all!

Whirlwind Easter 2019

After an amazing week in Jamaica, and a three-hour delay on the return trip home, we were pretty exhausted come Easter. But that didn’t stop us from some basket hunting, yummy brunching and quality time with family!

Holiday Photos with the Pros

We had a great time in Jamaica, and one of the best parts is all the great memories. Thanks to some professional photographers – who were seemingly everywhere – we caught some extra special moments with a pro touch. Here are a few…

We’re On a Boat and a Hike!

While we enjoyed some resort living in Jamaica, a big highlight was a catamaran cruise outside the hotel with a hike up Dunn’s River Falls. Had we known the 45-minute hike up involved rushing water, slippery rocks and cool temps, we might not have taken Owen, but he ended up being a huge fan! He…