There is something about the sweet Virginia town of Middleburg that draws me in every summer. Maybe it's because I can finally see how one would choose to live this far out when everything is green and the rolling hills go on for miles. While I don't see us ever doing so, it's always a treat to make the hour-long journey to enjoy it for an afternoon. This time we walked down Main Street, picked up a scoop of ice cream, and eventually made our way to the adorable Brassica's for lunch - just down the road in Aldie. All very much a picture perfect way to spend a summer Saturday!
Monday, July 2, 2018
I'm still thinking about the amazing West Virginia getaway we had with my college BFF, Natalie, and her cute little family. Since we live so far apart, we've made it a point to see each other at a minimum once a year and it's always such a treat. We're so fortunate to be able to pick right up where we left off, and even more so to have husbands who like each other a lot, too! To mix things up this time, we met halfway in Elkins, West Virgina for a weekend in the woods. It's unfortunate that WV has an interesting reputation, because as it turns out, it's GORGEOUS. We were all pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the landscapes were - and ultimately, how friendly everyone was! This weekend was full of so many great memories - from getting caught in the pouring rain, to seeing Nora take her first steps! I'm also still laughing about all the evening hot tub conversations we had. Such good times with some of our favorite people! Can't wait to see where we meet next :)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
After a few challenging months, we've entered a really sweet stage with our little babe. She's curious ("what's dat?"), empathetic ("you ok?"), and silly - constantly making us laugh! She fiercely loves her blankie and her grandpas, and knows all the names of people in our family. We're consistently surprised at all the things she knows - she's a little sponge picking up on everything we say and do. Every day when we get home from daycare she asks, "outside?", and these moments have become some of my favorite with her. I'm certain there will be other challenging stages ahead, but for now I'm soaking up all the goodness of this one.
Monday, June 18, 2018
We had the best day celebrating the guy who makes our world go round. His one request was BBQ at Myron Mixon's in Old Town Alexandria and I was happy to oblige - just like he's always happy to stop for all the photo ops with me :) BBQ and a stroll around Old Town made for the perfect day with my people. Your girls love you so much, Aaron!