Grandparents are the best!

A few of our favorite folks went through the woods and over the river to the grand-kids’ house this month. The gang had a great time seeing some of the sites (sans dad because he was at work… again…) the DC area has to offer. Everyone enjoyed the hiking trails and the raging river up…

We’ve got company!

Weekends with visitors are among our favorites. It’s not that we don’t enjoy our time together but it is always great having extra smiles and laughs in the house. Out-of-towners are also a good excuse to go see the sites of DC. Tourists aren’t the only ones who should enjoy them right? With some coming…

In Bloom (Part 3)

Well, DC is back in bloom again. There’s always some resistance from the scrooge in the family to go check out the cherry blossoms but eventually (and thankfully) Meredith wins me over. This year marks our third straight showing at the Tidal Basin for the big cherry blossom bloom. This year we timed it right…

Out and About

We’ve had a pretty mild winter which has allowed us to get out and do some exploring on the weekends. On one of Mumsie’s last visits we drove up to Maryland, just past Andrews AFB to check out Watkins Regional Park. All I knew about the park was that it had a Wizard of Oz…

What to do on a gray day?

The clouds are out and the kids are restless! Quick, find something to do so both parents and kids don’t lose it! It was one of those Saturdays that led us up to the Air and Space Museum near Dulles. We’ve been to the Air and Space Museum on the National Mall a few times;…

Some out-of-towners

In addition to a couple of birthdays and a little bit of work travel on the schedule, we had a couple of much anticipated visitors swing by during the middle of the month. Both parents and kids alike were excited to spend a few days with John and Lauren. We spent a little time up…

Blossoms a Year Later

I guess it has already been a year since the last time the Tidal Basin turned purple and white. How the time flies. With schedules and the National Park Service’s “peak bloom prediction” both fluctuating, we decided to sneak up to check out the blossoms on a Wednesday. While I was a little disappointed at…

“New Home?”

“New home?” is the second most commonly used question by William these days (second to “why?” of course). As repetitive as it may be, the answer is always yes. The next adventure has officially started! We closed on the new place in Northern Virginia this month. Sight unseen by me until closing day, to say…