Fun in the FL Sun!

After we took in a little springtime baseball, we settled into our hotel for the weekend, and never left! We enjoyed the pool, the beach, s’mores and a pirate show – with perfect weather to negate our very cold trip in January!

Spring Ball!

Taking full advantage of a school day off, 3/4 of the family went south for some sun and warmth in Florida. Some of us had our second springtime baseball experience, and all of our first at Ed Smith Stadium as the Orioles hosted the Red Sox. It felt great after many, many weeks of cold…

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,…

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…

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…

Staycation on the Water

Like last year, we enjoyed a quick trip to National Harbor for a change of scenery, some time in the pool and the infamous “silent disco” party. This year was much rainier than last, but that didn’t dampen our spirits as there was plenty to do indoors.

Dry and Wild Miami

Thanks to a tropical storm, half of our stay in Miami for Brian’s birthday was a bit wet. However, we took full advantage of the outside when the rain went away. Here are some highlights!

Wet and Wild Miami

Memorial Day weekend brought a super quick birthday trip to Miami, one of Brian’s most favorite cities. Half the stay was pretty rainy, and here’s how we braved the storms…