Santa Time!

It’s an annual tradition 8 years running to meet up with the ever-so-kind Santa at Pentagon City Mall. We surprisingly had the place to ourselves on a Saturday morning in November, so took full advantage of a fun, relaxed visit to share hopes and wishes. O wanted to advocate for his Buzz Lightyear toy but…

Christmas Fun 2018

It was another wonderful, chaotic Christmas filled with a lot of highs and perhaps a few tantrums. There were Lego kits, Matchbox cars, tons of Mickey and lots of surprises from Santa and throughout the day! It went by in a flash!

Christmas Eve 2018!

Another year older and another Christmas Eve in CT! The cousins were full of energy, as were the adults during the gag gifts, so the night flew by!

Pre-Christmas Fun

The weekend before Christmas was quite an adventure with a Hoyas basketball game and the journey north to CT for the holiday festivities. We even got a special visit from Santa before he set off on his big trip around the world to deliver presents!

Our 1st 2018 Christmas – MD!

Christmas came early with a family celebration in Hagerstown! From the snacking upon arrival to the inappropriate game of Cards Against Humanity, it was a weekend to be remembered!

Merry Christmas 2018!

A very merry Christmas from our family to all our friends and family, near and far!

On the Polar Express

It’s been many years, and with one more kid in tow, but we ventured on a ride to the North Pole courtesy of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad’s Polar Express! It was a new part of the country for all of us, and just a quick weekend trip, but it was a perfect way to…

Getting Santa in Early

We conquered another Santa visit, and like last year, O was not the biggest fan. We had a long wait as the staff didn’t show up until 50 minutes AFTER the booth opened and had technical difficulties. But the boys were a trooper and got to bond a bit more with Santa than in years…

Chilly End to 2017

In what seemed like a good idea when the temperature was still in the 50s, we got tickets to ring in New Years’ Eve at Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town. The below-freezing reality of the day was a bit of a challenge, but we managed to fit in a lot as we celebrated the end of…