Little Breaks

Little breaks: you’ve got to get them while you can. Life has been keeping us pretty busy as of late but I think we’ve done an okay job carving out enough free time here and there to enjoy ourselves. The near-daily supply of afternoon smoothies keeps the kids smiling and their bellies full (unless Mere…

Finally Fall

After hiding amongst the palm trees and perpetual sun, it is nice to be working ourselves into fall. Well… okay, full disclosure: there were plenty of days in the mid-70s this month but it did feel like a real fall day when we took a quick trip to Winchester to pick some apples and explore…

Ulterior Motives

It would be untrue to say Charlottesville, VA, was a place we had been wanting to visit for some time; some ulterior motives were involved in the idea behind trip. What may have started as a last ditch effort to take advantage of a pretty good hotel rewards promo, ended up being one of the…

Sophia’s Fourth Birthday!

We celebrated Sophia’s 4th birthday a few short weeks after moving into our new house so the celebration was pretty simple (sorry Phil, no bounce house). After a few months apart, we were just happy to have the entire family under one roof again and Dad got to spend the entire day with the birthday…

Whirlwind Tours

Travel, travel and more travel filled the month of March. Some drive to Minneapolis, some fly to Minneapolis. Everyone drives to Rochester… then Chicago… then Clarksville, TN… and finally Bassett, VA. The suit cases earned their keep and thankfully both the kids and the parents kept their sanity (most of the time). All in all…