Among the Grapes

When you’re in the midst of a pandemic, you have to get creative to have fun while staying safe! We enjoyed a lovely fall weekend under the sun at The Winery at Bull Run – open space, food, sun and wine made for a nice lunch out!

Fall Fun Without the Festival

Fall festivals look very different this year. A favorite – Cox Farms – redesigned their fall experience to be drive through “hayride” and curbside market. They did a great job organizing a fun experience, and even provided space for a few safe photo opportunities and key fall items, including pumpkins, apple cider and doughnuts!

Closer to Halfway? Not So Much.

If we’re being optimistic, then we’re getting closer to the mid-point of the original 8-week social distancing mark. But if we’re realistic, we know the timeline has nearly doubled if not more. There is still so much uncertainty. What is clear, however, is we’re trying to make it work as best we can!

The New Normal Continues

Moving into week two of the COVID-19 quarantine, and we spent it trying to keep spirits up as we juggle school, work and play.

The New Normal

Thanks to COVID-19, the entire world has been turned upside down. For us, thankfully, it just means hanging out at home as a family – juggling work, home school and down time. Here are some examples of how we spent the first days…which likely will turn into months!

Lucky 7th at GWL

Some fateful bad weather steered us to Great Wolf Lodge in 2014, and we’ve been back every year since. This year proved just as fun (and exhausting) as ever!

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…

A Sweet Day

After a four-year hiatus, we returned to the land of chocolate – Hershey – for some sweets, rides and other treats. After a nearly 12- hour day, complete with a surprise bonus of family joining in the afternoon, it was a great, albeit exhausting, time.