Monday, January 06, 2014
Christmas Vacation 2013
Our Christmas Vacation with Family and Friends in Virginia and Maryland 2013
December 21st-23rd, 2014
Trying to fit in all our time to see friends along with all of our family is doing the impossible. We managed to squeeze in some time with some people. Here's a few memories...
Out to breakfast with our friends the Matt, Shawnie, Jordan and Nicky Miller at
http://www.eggspectation.com/ in Chantilly, VA
What a great place such good food...the muffins were to die for!
Me and Shawnie
Jordan Nicky Isaac and Chloe
We always have so many laughs when we meet up with Ms. Denise! We love looking over the pictures of her adorable grandson Jameson and talking about what we've all been up to over the past year. It's never enough time together, but we are grateful for what we do get!
The hat is classic Denise...what a find! Chloe wore that all during Christmas break!
Chloe earned her Braceface ornament this year! Isaac got one last year. This year Isaac's was a lacrosse ornament (photo didn't turn out). I got a friends smores girl (so cute) and as always Denise manages to find a Capitols ornament for Scott!
Maze Ball Game/Puzzle
Chloe and I painted our nails as soon as we got home to FL...and they smelled like cupcakes!
My dear friend from High School Kara and I got a couple hours of visiting in plus I got to do my crazy hair and Lena's too! She's such a sweetie! Her son Milo kept super busy building and what not behind us!
Chloe had fun reading with Cameron in her room! I didn't get pictures of the sweaty boys playing in the basement this year...sorry boys!
Family Christmas from Mom (Grandma)
December 22nd, 2013
Supernova Stretch Yukon Limousine Arrives at mom's in Fairfax Station, VA.
Picking up the rest of our group Chris Trisha Gabri and Olivia in Alexandria, VA
Arrive at Gaylord Restort at National Harbor in Maryland for the tour of
ICE Sculpture Exhibit
Winter Wonderland created entirely of 5,000 BLOCKS of ice weighing 2 MILLION POUNDS! hand-sculpted by 40 international artisans and kept at a chilling Nine degrees Fahrenheit.
Kids faces in the snowflakes! One of a Kind alright!
Isaac coming down the ice slide
Isaac and Grandma taking a Ice Taxi
Chloe in coming down the slide
Next Stop a photo op at the US Capitol and Supreme Court in Washington DC
Limo...girls waving at passer byers
Baked and Wired Cupcakes
in Washington DC
My Soy Latte Served with some Love
In the back of the shop you can write a note or draw a picture on a napkin and stick it to the wall
Perfect timing the sun was just about going down so we could really enjoy the lights! I highly recommend doing this...it was a blast! Lots of great lights and stuff to do too!
Looks like an animal or two just got loose!
Inside the small mammal house...
White House National Christmas Tree
"Every year since 1923, there has been a National Christmas Tree. Continuing a tradition begun under President Coolidge, the lighting of the National Christmas Tree is a celebration of the holiday season. Though the tree has gone by different names over the years, a series of living and cut trees have decorated the grounds around the White House since President Coolidge's time."
Our Photo's Below
Chloe and I in front of the 'Florida Tree'
In the Distance the White House
Great Photo Place...tree and White house in the back
Bunny and Chloe
Next Stop...and final stop
El Centro Restaurant Washington DC
Time to get weird
Our little surprise here was the bathrooms...
There are separate doors for men and woman to enter, but once your in there there is no wall between us just some sink/tubs that keep us apart ...the only mirror is on the wall.
Why Yes Sir I'll take a Margarita
Chocolate Cigar ...YUM
Monday Night Hockey at Verizon Center
Capitals and Ducks Game with Jamie and Jen Street
Monday Decmeber 23rd, 2013
We haven't been to a Caps game in TOO long and what a fun night to spend with our dearest friends! Thanks for the fun!
Christmas Eve Morning
Time to get the Goodies ready for all the Christmas Partying!
Helping with the cookies...
Peanut Butter Snowman
Chloe set the table this year (with some help from Grandma) Chris and Olivia plus Cousin Nick joined us this year what a wonderful meal as usual!
December 25th, 2013
Grandma's House Fairfax Station, Virginia
Grandma's Tree...looks like Santa showed up!
Not sure exactly why Isaac's loves DUKE so much
He was so super excited to get an authentic basketball jersey from Grandma
Isaac and Grandma
Chloe opening a gift for Bunny...now Bunny's a mommy to a mouse named "Virginia"
'Twas the Night Before Christmas and All Through the House....'
Grandpa & Grandma Marilyn's House
Christmas Day Arrived at 11am
Olivia & Chloe keeping warm by the fire ready to tear into their gifts!
Lebron James Slides...oh Isaac is in Heaven!
Chloe will be sporting her new slides during lacrosse!
Traditional Bow Photo of Grandpa
Lucy wanted to join into the bow tradition.... she went overboard!
Aunt Carol & Dave
Gail, Chris, Lilly (dog), Olivia, Gabri & Trisha
Back To Grandma's to Open Gifts and Visit with Family
Traditional After the Craziness of Christmas family is over to get hopped up on Goodies!
Kelsey who lives in Florida and we never see...she's promised to come see us in Orlando this year!
Meredith once a year we sit down and visit...good to see you as always!
Fawn with her silly dog Sam visiting from California...Cousin Nick who offers up his hand in Ping Pong each year and Aunt Wilma! So good to visit with everyone and catch up!
Over the River and Through the Woods To Granny & Grampy's we Go!
December 26th, 2013When we pulled up to the house it was snowing! Enough to stick to everything and everyone! It was a little gift to us! Grampy and Granny were on the porch jumping up and down as we drove into the driveway!
The men at work trying to own it...
Christmas-opoly Board Game
Let the Tradition Begin....
It took 2 days...
Movie time...Chloe's movie (she watched over and over again...laughing so hard every time)
Despicable Me 2
Day 2 December 27th, 2013
Chloe multi- tasking making pumpkin pie
Time for a walk in the park...
KINDER FARM PARK
A beautiful innocent walk in the park...not with this bunch of yahoos!
The game is... push them off the path!
A few attempts at getting a nice picture of us at the park...the sun was super bright!
Here's a good one!
Lucy staying warm
Bella messing with the Chickens...she's a bird dog!
Cracker Barrel for Dinner
Home Again Home Again ... Jiggity Jig... Puzzle Done before Bed!
Chloe has had too much Pumpkin Pie ...complete sugar high
Movie time up in the man cave
Is she really going to sleep?!?!?!
Time To Celebrate Christmas
Saturday December 28th, 2013
Starting the morning off right with a little Starbucks!
Ryan and Sandie (and Izzy the doggie)
Showed up to celebrate with us!
Cleared Table and time to dig into more PIE
Ryan is wise to my camera tricks and won't take a bite until I put my camera away... he doesn't want me getting the shot of him shoveling pie in his 'pie hole'!
Chloe got a new Bible! She's already dug into it and is highlighting all sorts of wonderful things!
Looking at Pictures from our trip out West
We played this game "LOGO" from Aunt Carol and Dave... it was a hoot!
Sandie and Ryan won that night!
A few attempts at a group photo...
Yes, I LOVE YOU TOO BRO
Izzy...what a funny baby!
Sunday December 29th, 2013
Our last day here...very sad, but we made the most of it.
Coffee with Ma before the rest of the house woke up
More "LOGO" Game Questions...
Isaac Showing Grampy some Basketball
Happy New Year!