Peak Season

Come late October temps are finally below 80, the humidity is gone and the leaves are changing. It’s the best time of year the DMV if you ask me! I couldn’t have timed our family photos better this year – perfect weather, fall foliage, and my three favorite people. We were able to link up…

Sticks!

Otherwise known as Will turns 11. Will keeps getting older and I’m still in dismay that my baby is far from that! He may be getting older but he’s still full of curiosity and a side of mischief. Will started his 10th year with a baseball cake and that theme certainly carried him through the…

Good old fashioned summer fun!

A trip to Minnesota in the summer is such a treat! It’s a rare occasion when we get to go and just visit – no holiday, specific event, or agenda. Well, maybe there’s still an agenda because I like a plan but the agenda items are relaxation and family time. Our summer trip was three…

Summer Stadium Tour 2.0

If you kept up with our trip across country last summer, you know Will and I visited three different stadiums during our excellent adventure. Having crossed Nationals Park off the list last summer after arriving in the DMV, Will had his hopes set on some other parks this summer. While his list was a bit…

Moments from May

After a year of a somewhat normal schedule for Phil, May brought a full month of travel. While Dad was away, we were fortunate to have grandma with us for a few weeks – what a treat! The weekdays were filled with work and school, but grandma got to see lots of Will’s baseball games…

12 Years of Twinkle Toes

Perhaps it was all the changes and challenges, some anticipated and some not, but it certainly feels like Sophia did a lot of growing up this last year! She impressed us with her resilience, keeping her chin up and smiling through the challenges she was faced with. To say we are proud of this lady…

That one time we went to Mexico…

When we start to fall months behind on the website, you know I’m to blame. Better late than never though! So without further adieu… When we moved back to Virginia last fall I mentioned to Phil that a true spring break trip would be a good idea. I was thinking a warm weather trip to…

Ten Wild Years!

What do you know, Wild Bill is double digits! Four months after his birthday (because of course this post is not timely) I’m still in disbelief that my youngest kiddo has already reached this milestone. Sidenote, we never call him Bill but this nickname has definitely stuck and become oddly fitting. While some years Will…

Will & Mom’s Excellent Adventure

The Wiktors got to plan not one, but two cross country adventures. Dad, Sophia, and Lucy got a jump start on the driving leaving Will and I to chart our own course. You can always count on me to piece together an action packed itinerary (and I love a good movie reference or corny joke)….

Sophia’s 11th

So much has happened since we celebrated Sophia’s 11th birthday. A hike across a country and a move across another, just to name a few. While all the business may have been a good excuse to skip the birthday recap, I couldn’t bring myself to skip it. So here it is, four months late. Sophia’s…