Monday, January 2, 2012

Visiting Family and Friends in Virginia

After all of our Christmas festivities were over with we got the house cleaned up and all of the decorations taken down then we did what we do best.
Hit the road.
Knowing we had a wedding in Baltimore on the 30th of December we decided to make the most of our trip and left a couple of days early to visit family and friends.
Our first stop was in Richmond where we stayed Brad's cousin Wade and his new wife Sarah.
Remember their wedding? Click here for a refresher.

Of course, their house was decked out from Christmas.
 Wade and Sarah both love to cook and were excited to cook up some steaks on their Big Green Egg.
They were delish and I'm so intrigued with that egg!!
 They recently finished some renovations on their house and in their new room they had a second tree with handmade ornaments made by Sarah's mother Christa.
She's so very talented.
 She makes a new one each year.
They each tell a story of that year.
 So, this little tree is soley dedicated to these ornaments.
So special!
 Their other tree was lovely as well and real.
I'm missing not having a real tree.
Maybe next year. 
 Always fun to see and visit with Wade, Sarah and their two dogs and cat.
 They always go out of their way to make us feel at home.
Sarah even got up and made us pancakes and eggs!
 From Richmond we made our way to the Northern Virginia area where we got to meet a friend's new baby and catch up with several of Brad's college and high school friends.
 Including Andrew and Emily who live in Houston now but were in NOVA for the holiday.
So great seeing both friends and family!
From here we headed East to Baltimore for a friend's wedding.
Stay tuned for that! Amazing venue and party!!


Jess at Just Rainbows and Butterflies said...

Looks like you've been a busy lady!! :) BTW-love the last picture of you in red. You look gorgeous, girl!

PS-Thanks again for guest posting! You were a big hit!

Ashley said...

yes, you need a real tree next year :)

Leigh Powell Hines said...

What a great weekend for you guys.

donatelli98 said...

Fun times! You look awesome!

Impulsive Addict said...

That handmade angel is gorgeous. What a very symbolic idea. A great tradition that maybe your friend could start doing later.

I love seeing family and friends during the holidays. I'm glad you had a good time. (That egg intrigues me too!)

carolyn said...

love those kids & their egg!!