Thursday, November 17, 2016

Stony Point Christmas Tree Lighting

Anyone else feel like the month of November has just FLOWN by?! I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week!

I'm so ready to start putting up Christmas decorations, though!! Maybe some this weekend?? ;)

We started our Christmas festivities last weekend by heading out to Stony Point for the tree lighting.  We'd never been to this tree lighting before, so it was nice to go to something new!

Little munchkin all bundled up...even brought out his Christmas blanket ;) 

I loved seeing the tree lit up with just the white lights...

 ...and then with red added in!

So thrilled...haha. Just getting tired!

Can't wait for all the Christmas fun to come this year!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Washington DC Anniversary Trip

Several weeks ago, Matt and I went to DC to celebrate our anniversary.

Wait, yes, our anniversary was in June, but we haven't had a free weekend to go somewhere fun to celebrate. In June, we did do our traditional brunch at The Berkeley, but we still wanted to go somewhere. For our first anniversary, we went to Disney and the second, Myrtle Beach. We knew this year wouldn't be overnight or even for several days, so we just waited until a free Saturday came around (those are rare these days!!).

We started the day by going to Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken...but we only got doughnuts ;)

PB&J doughnut and Maple Bacon doughnut!

I don't know what other events or festivals may have been going on that weekend, but it was insane trying to find parking. The last time we went, we were spoiled and found a parking spot right on the National Mall. It took us 45 minutes to find a spot this time, but in the end, it was worth it, because it was a nice walk from the car to where we were headed.

We only went into one museum, but it's okay...time for another trip to go to the museums we didn't get a chance to go to ;)

This aquarium scene was awesome.

Of course I had to take a picture of this rock...

The whole rocks, gems and minerals exhibit is my favorite to look at!

On our way to see the White House, we stopped for lunch.  There were food trucks everywhere, so we decided to skip the places I'd researched ahead of time, and just grab a quick lunch from the trucks.

After that, we finally got around to the front of the White House, only for there to be protests right out front. Ya gotta especially love election season.

Then, on the other side of the street, were kids playing street hockey, so we watched them for a little bit.

Heading around to see the Jefferson Memorial...

We had a great day in DC finally celebrating our 3rd anniversary. Can't wait to see where we decide to go for our 4th!