A Ray of Holiday Sunshine

Back at the start of 2021, we had a dream to spend the end of December in the warm sunshine of the Florida Keys. We went for it, and the dream came true! We escaped the cold, dreary DC for a few days of fun in the sun.

Christmas Chaos

Once again, Christmas was the right amount of fun, magic and chaos!

A Happy Christmas Eve

This Christmas Eve had a little less Zoom and a little more family, but it was still relatively low-key given omicron. You wouldn’t know it by all the noise that four boys can make it one house though!

An Enchanted Evening

It had been a few months since we visited Nationals Park and boy did it look different! Nats Park was nearly unrecognizable as it transformed for Enchant, a holiday-themed evening festival with lights, ice skating and – of course – plenty of opportunities to spend money!

Tapping into Art

We hit the Vincent Van Gogh immersive art experience over the holidays and learned a lot about the famous Dutch artist. While there weren’t any original works of art on display, we got to enjoy all the shapes and colors in larger-than-life displays and a virtual reality journey. Eight thumbs up!

Firepits, S’mores Cake and Mulled Wine

Winery visits have become a new pandemic outdoor activity when the temperature drops, and Bluemont doesn’t disappoint! We enjoyed the fire pit, though with all the sun, it wasn’t as cold as we thought. And the views were top notch.

Embracing Winter Fun

We were looking for some wintry holiday fun to make up for no Zoolights this year, and we found it in Georgetown! We braved the ice rink to go skating, and emerged better skaters after a session at Washington Harbour.

A Decade of Santa

It was our 10th trip to visit Santa at the Pentagon City Mall, and we truly enjoyed a relaxed visit – sharing hopes and wishes while catching up over the past year. The boys behaved, so Santa surely kept them on the “nice” list for now!