If your family is going to live out of town....it is really nice for them to live in great cities. Russ' sister and her family in Williamsburg, VA and his extended family in Seattle, WA. These are two great traveling and visiting options/opportunities.
We try to visit Sherry, Steve, Emma and Alyssa every fall because the weather in Virginia is beautiful. Their quaint small town feel is so pleasant and Mayberry-esque (children playing pick up games on the local soccer field without parents organizing it to death). We had a refreshing time of fellowship and play.
We visited Colonial Williamsburg with the beautiful horses (that you can feed...hello...not.in.atlanta.) and then off to dinner at a Colonial Pub. The girls danced their hearts out and entertained everyone else there. I smiled the whole time.
The girls drew maps to help us find the horses and sheep.
Thanks Dora. (I think.)
I LOVE this picture. Josie looks so big and wide-eyed and yet so small.
The fiddlers for the evening.
The girls laughed and danced and laughed and danced.
Izzie sat like this the whole time the music was played.
Of course a pumpkin patch and hayride were in order.
Fall festival too. The "stations" were at different areas in the woods. I LOVED this park it was awesome. Fall festival amidst the woods and lake...yes, please!
Izzie rides like this most of the time these days. Sometimes it is just the easiest mode of transportation. I get tired of lugging the stroller around and saying "I'm sorry" as I fit into small spaces. But it does come with conversation. Not with Izzie but others. It is A-mazing how many people want to talk about it. Ask questions, comment, smile....I think she looks so happy in there it makes you happy. I of course love it too and will mourn the day that she can't ride in there anymore. I was sad for sometime after Josie couldn't ride in the sling.
Russ and his sweet sister Sherry. It makes me smile seeing how similar and different they are from one- another. She is petite and Russ is so tall. But both SO smart and loving.