Some Sweet, Even Elite, Basketball

Thanks to our favorite host team – the Hoyas – we got access to purchase NCAA East Regional finals tickets at Capital One Arena. While we had no direct ties to the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight contenders (Duke, Michigan State, LSU and Virginia Tech), it was still an amazing, high-energy experience – with some…

Our Own Private Egg Hunt

It was a first – and likely a last – but we managed to have our own private egg hunt at Ticonderoga Farms! A dreary morning kept other families away, so we had the whole place to ourselves – including pedal carts, a jumpy pillow, slides, a hayride and – of course – a hunt…

Great Wolf 2019!

For the sixth year in a row, the family ventured to Williamsburg to warm up at Great Wolf Lodge’s 84-degree water park. It was O’s “awakening” year, as he got into everything – from waves to slides to shooting water from all directions. While it was a very fun stay, it was far from sedentary,…

Monster Jam!

Always up for a new adventure, the family headed to Monster Jam to watch some trucks do loud and amazing tricks. There were tricks, crashes, wipe outs and even a fire to entertain for an afternoon!

FL Fun – Part 2

We had an action-packed weekend with grandparents during a quick, chilly trip to central Florida. But on our last day, we ventured out on our own to visit new fishy and furry friends at the marine aquarium before heading back home – to single-digit temperatures!

FL Fun – Part 1

In an attempt to briefly escape the cold, we ventured south to Florida for the weekend. And while it wasn’t exactly warm the whole time, it was a solid 30 degrees warmer than home, so much appreciated, if even for a few days. Our first two days were filled with grandparents, pirates and playgrounds, and…

Getting Christmas-Ready (and Losing a Tooth!)

While we got in a visit to Santa quite early, we were a little behind on decorating the house. With a little more than two weeks to go until Christmas, we found a tree and got our house feeling quite festive! It was overall an exciting day in anticipation of the holidays, but also because…

A Holiday Weekend!

It’s been four years, but we made it to National Harbor for another overnight stay during the holidays! We took in the lights, got treated to some fireworks, and – for the first time – walked through the ICE show!

Fall Photo Shoot 2018!

At least once a year, we like to capture the family in photos – primarily for the Christmas cards! Here’s how our fall 2018 shoot went down…with Owen largely an unwilling participant, we weren’t sure how it was going to go!