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Family In Norfolk, Round 2!

We've lived here for two months and already gotten to host both of our families in our new home... and I love it. This weekend, Parker's parents came to stay with us and get a taste of what life is like in our neck of the woods. So basically, they experienced cooler temps, pupper obsessing, and copious amounts of food. That's our life, and I'm not mad about it.

I always say I hit the in-law jackpot, and I really feel like I did. It was just a nice weekend that brought a little taste of home. The weekend was a whirlwind, so I wanted to jot down the highlights before my scatterbrain forgets anything!

Virginia decided to bring on the Fall this weekend, so they couldn't have picked a more beautiful weekend to visit. My favorite moments of the trip were when we all woke up and walked/jogged with the pups. The weather was a crisp cool and the trees were changing colors. Beautiful. I'm all about the simple stuff.

The carrier that Parker qualified on happens to be in Norfolk right now, so Parker took the three of us to see a carrier and the plane that he flies. I'm still in awe that he landed a giant plane on a boat. I know I'm biased but this pilot stuff is just the coolest. I've gotten to tour battleships before, but this was my first time being on an actual carrier.




So that was the first day. I won't talk about how we all went home and took 2 hour naps between 6-8 PM. Hey, this was a vacation. No complaints over here. The next day, we decided to hit up the Botanical Gardens. This is the #1 thing Trip Advisor recommends to do in Norfolk and we still hadn't done it. I didn't really know how fun it was going to be to walk around a bunch of gardens, but man was it beautiful! The scenery was just so peaceful and breathtaking. Coupled with gorgeous fall weather, it was the perfect afternoon.








We took them to the beach their last day here so they could put their toes in the sand, and then we said goodbye until the holidays. I've said it 10 times so I'll stop after this, but it really was a perfect weekend.


Hindsight is 20/20, but cowboy boots and the beach is a rather stupid combination. We'll plan better next time. Happy Wednesday, friends!

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13 comments :

Grandma Pat said...

You two are becoming top-notch hosts. Glad you had a nice weekend.

Kate Mitchell said...

So much fun! Also, I love your tartan shirt. Where is it from?

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Fun weekend and cute outfits! Where did you get your giraffe sweater? Its so great your family comes and visits. I've been in Michigan for 3 years and I'm still trying to get my family out here!

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
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Sami said...

My husband has been stationed her 7 years and we still haven't been to tje botanical gardens

Sami said...

Here.... the*. excuse my fat fingers

Melissa said...

You have the cutest outfit ever in all of these pictures! The plaid and the booties are just so cute, and I must admit that I'm crazy jealous you guys have fall this year. Arizona has not been kind in terms of fall ;) This sounds like an amazing weekend - glad you had fun!

Lisa C said...

Glad y'all had a great visit!

Ashley said...

Aw, that's awesome that Parker's family could come in! Glad y'all had a wonderful time.

Bailey Kay said...

It looks like you had a great weekend!

Carly Blogs Here said...

It does look like the perfect weekend and weather! You guys always take the best pictures together-- and I love your plaid shirt and booties combo- so cute!!

Eights on the Move said...

I'm officially requesting proof that more outtakes actually exist of you & Parker because you guys are beyond adorable in every stinkin' picture. And at least the cowboy boots LOOK cute despite the not-so-function aspect! :)

Jen said...

Family time is the best!! :)

The Jessa Olson Blog said...

I am so happy for you. I am having my parents come visit this weekend. I am so glad that we have had family come visit us so soon.

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