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!

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…

First Holiday Attraction: Zoolights!

We were back at Zoolights again, thanks to a mild evening on Thanksgiving weekend. We got into the holiday spirit with a bunch of spinning rides, hot chocolate and thousands of our closest “friends”!

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…

Action-Packed Weekend

Some weekends are more packed than others. With fall in full swing, we were ambitious one weekend to fit in a local fair, a campfire about “bats and blood suckers” and Disney on Ice. Here are the highlights!

Celebrating VA Once Again

After a successful trip last year, we tried for a repeat trip to the State Fair of Virginia. We lucked out with great weather once again for a food-and-fun-fest with our fellow VA residents.