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Three Generations Take On Virginia

This weekend we had our first wave of visitors to our new home on the east coast! Virginia is a really fun state to host family because most of our family hasn't experienced this part of the country. We certainly hadn't before we got here! My mom, nana, and twin sister flew down for the long weekend, and we had so much fun. They couldn't get over how cool it is here. After living through a Texas summer, VA was a welcomed change for everyone!

Parker had to work Friday, so the girls took a little trip to Colonial Williamsburg and the outlet mall. We used to hit up the outlet mall every year before school started as a little tradition, so it was a trip down memory lane plus who doesn't love outlet shopping? Parker and I made a weekend trip to Colonial Williamsburg a couple of weeks ago, but it really was so neat getting to go back and experience all of the history with the fam. They loved it too, and did I mention the weather was gorgeous this weekend? I know I sound like an 80 year old talking about the beautiful weather, but when you're used to August in Texas, August in Virginia is like winning the lottery.

Also winning the lottery: getting to be related to these beautiful people!

Parker got to show us the C-2 after work which was exciting for everyone. I actually had never gotten to see the inside of one and be so up close and personal to the plane Parker is going to fly, so I was pretty pumped. I really am like a groupie with all this flying stuff. I just think he has the coolest job in the world, and I love that I get to be a part of it. I also love that my role as a supporter means I stay on the ground.


The rest of the trip was spent wandering around antique shops, eating, movie nights on the couch with multiple bowls of popcorn, eating, putting our toes in the sands of Virginia Beach, and eating. There was also that time where I got dressed for the day and Danielle decided it would be fun to come out wearing the exact same thing. The twins that still match when they are 25 are a different kind of special. Luckily we look 12, so we can blame our mom for dressing us identically down to the shoes. When you have the same face, I suppose you might as well just own it and wear the same clothes too.



I felt like this trip was a vacation for everyone. I didn't do any cooking, we did touristy things around the city, and everyone waddled home about 5 pounds heavier. Sounds like a vacation to me! Parker was such a trooper putting up with all of the estrogen all weekend. Mad love, husband. We have been looking forward to this trip for weeks, so it's hard to swallow that it's already come and gone. Not seeing these people until Christmas is going to stink, but I am so thankful for the time we got to share on the east coast!

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14 comments :

Janelle Vannice said...

Looks like a wonderful time! So glad you got to see them! :)

Janelle Vannice said...

Looks like a wonderful time! So glad you got to see them! :)

Lisa C said...

Glad y'all had a nice visit! And, I hate to break it to you, but this was a mild Virginia summer. They aren't as bad as Texas, but they're normally not this pleasant.

Megan said...

Just wait until you see Williamsburg in the fall! It's SO beautiful! We miss living in Virginia, we would love to go back!

Jen said...

What a fun weekend, I am so glad that you got to enjoy some family time. :)

Ashley Bishop said...

Virginia has been wonderful this summer. I'm glad you could enjoy it with your family.

Amy said...

yay I'm so glad you were able to spend some time with your family and do FUN things around the city! and hey, gaining 5lbs from good eating is worth it ;)

Sam @ reddyorknot.blogspot.com said...

Love your "twinning" outfits!!! Looks like such a fun family weekend!

Bailey Kay said...

Looks like you had a great time! Spending time with family is always special!

Carly Blogs Here said...

That first picture is gorgeous- you obviously have a twin, but your mom & nana look so much like you too! Williamsburg is on our list of places to visit, and now that I know there's an outlet mall... jk, but not really :)

Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

Aw yay for fellow VA bloggers! :) Glad that you are enjoying VA so far. Welcome! :)

Grandma Pat said...

What a fun weekend and a wonderful opportunity for you girls to be together. Family is everything!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

So much fun! Sounds like they had a great time in your new state. Love that you guys came out dressed alike. So funny. Did you buy the outfit together?

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
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Kenzie Smith said...

It looks like you had an amazing time with your family!! That is too funny that you guys came out wearing the same outfit!

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