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…

Two-Kid Santa Victory

It was a rough visit for some, but both boys got some quality time with Santa at the Pentagon City mall. Colin had his list in photos on the phone, so was all set, but Owen was more worried about getting out of there quick!

Trains and Santa!

For the third year, we enjoyed a breakfast among Santa and the trains at B & O Railroad Museum. This time Owen was a full participant, and Colin showed him all the ropes!

Picking Out a Tree

After a fun few days, it was off to begin the holiday season in full force by picking out a Christmas tree! We headed again to Ticonderoga Farm to enjoy a beautiful morning in the country. And, of course, we came home with a tree! The crew shakes out the tree then packages up for…

Post-Thanksgiving Lights

Another year, another trip to Zoolights! This was Owen’s first trip, taking in the animals, the carousel and the many lights under the stars!

A Fun First Fourth

We stayed home for the 4th of July – Owen’s first – and had a great time with friends. It was a little wet and wild, finished off with some fireworks that we could see from just a few blocks away. Happy birthday, USA!

Father’s Day – Party of Four

When there are two little kids around, Father’s Day celebration usually means appreciating rare time alone. And, that’s what Brian got to do to celebrate the day, though there was plenty of playing around and some quality time out and about to celebrate our #1 dad!

A Bliss-Filled Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was a delightful occasion, with a half-day at the spa and some quality time with the boys. While we were in the throes of moving, it was great to take time to relax and reflect on the biggest job in the world!

A Happy 2017!

We got a taste of the Florida life last year over the new year and had to do it again! The warm weather was a welcome change to the deep chill of winter that already set in. As a last outing for 2016, we hit up Disney Springs for some dinner and dessert, and enjoyed…