Ending a Week with Peace

The end of January was a little “crazy” with spirit week at school. But for the parents who endured (and also overcame nasty colds), there was a light at the end of the tunnel – 24 hours away to catch up on sleep and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Glamour Shots 2017

About once a year the family captures a small sliver of life with professional photos. Once again, the wonderful Melissa Pinto photographed the family – this time on the streets of Old Town Alexandria.

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…

Day of Birthdays!

It has happened a few times already, so we are no strangers to the fun, but another two-party day happened not long ago. As friends turned 4 and 5, C enjoyed a busy day of playing!

Away Around the Corner

While only a few miles away, a quick overnight at National Harbor felt a world away as we rang in the end of summer. Pool, “beach”, treats and more, it was a nice escape just 20 minutes down the road!

Water Boys

While the boys are no stranger to the water – Colin especially – July and August brought some firsts in the pool. It was the first time at the neighborhood pool, and Owen’s first-ever swim lessons! All in all, a great time and warm memories as summer winds down!

Slammin’ Start to Summer

The first weekend of summer was action-packed with the end of Super Slam Ball, a trip to the pool, Jedi Academy and other fun. Can’t wait for more adventures!

Anniversary Dinner All Out

When you hit 11 years, and two kids, in a marriage, it’s worth a celebration! We hit up arguably the best restaurant in DC, Pineapple and Pearls, for a multi-course extravaganza and drink pairing. It was totally worth the five pounds gained from it!

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!