December 31, 2016

Q4 2016

Adventures in Quarter 4
-Antiquing all day at the Denison Fall Fest
-Started year two of Junior League's Go Govern program, learning about local government
-Lots of football, fun with friends, and trick or treating with the Motts

-Finally finished up the Trump House saga
-Fun with Junior League volunteering at our big 'Neath the Wreath market
-Celebrated our 11th anniversary
-Spent Thanksgiving in Carrollton with the Abbott crew too and visited McKinney's cute downtown Christmasfest

-Holiday fun at Prestonwood, caroling, parties, and typical December elementary school happiness
-Early Christmas celebration with my parents in Carrollton and dinner @ Whistlebritches
-Our big Virginia Christmas Trip to see Matt's brother+crew, the nieces and nephews were tons of fun
-Finished our Bruch Resolution with a trip to the Rustic #goals

House Updates
-Finally found a new washer and dryer for our tiny laundry closet after looking for hours over the course of 2 years, yay for quick drying clothes and a spin cycle
-A minor plumbing repair in our master bathroom, a first but also an easy fix

-Adventures in 2016-

December 28, 2016

Virginia Christmas Trip

We headed east this year for winter break to see Matt's brother+crew for the first time since 2013.
We added on some new sights/states in the Virginia area, and ended up with a theme that was remarkably Civil War and lots of fun.
Highlights and way too many pictures-
Lots of this....
 Washington & Lee
 All about the Madisons @ Montpelier - our favorite stop!
Our Lovely B&B - The Carriage Inn, Charles Town, West Virginia
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
 Antietam Battlefield / Burnside's Bridge - Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania
Harpers Ferry Lower Town Historic Area & Appalachian Trail Mid-Point
Confluence of Potomac/Shenandoah - West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland in view
Jefferson Rock / Smithsonian Air & Space - Dulles, Virginia
Manassas Battlefield
Family Fun in Stafford
Making it home with the Go Bayside! podcast - 3,400 miles of fun