Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thanksgiving In VA and a Trip to See Santa:

We spent Thanksgiving this year in Virginia with my family. With my dad’s condition our holiday was very low key. I had been there with Adler for 3 weeks prior to Thanksgiving because Dane was traveling all month for work. My sisters still had school and my mom had her errands and prior commitments so Adler and I hung out with my dad. 
A Fireside at the D.C. Temple--Denis Pitta who played BYU football

My best friend is getting married! So we went wedding dress shopping 

Best Cupcakes ever!! There was no line at Georgetown Cupcakes (which NEVER happens) so we had to get some!

She was sick (and a nurse) so she wore a mask

We went on lots of walks!

The Monday before Thanksgiving the Rodgers (my dad’s sister) came for the week and so did Melissa, Amanda and Dane. 

We went out to eat a lot (because we had to save our fridge space for Thanksgiving leftovers) and we went to breakfast at one of my favorite places, Founding Farmers. This is a must go if you are in the Virginia/ Maryland/DC area. Their breakfast is so fresh and delicious. 

For Thanksgiving Dane’s brother Tony and his family joined us for dinner. This was fun because their littlest boy is a little over 3 months older than Adler. Adler enjoyed playing with his cousins and we enjoyed catching up with Dane’s brother and sister-in-law. 

I love colorful carrots 

We decided to go to Georgetown on Black Friday which we were a little nervous about. I am not a big fan of Black Friday even though I love to shop. I hate crowds. I’ll only go through with long waits if I’m in line for a roller coaster at Disneyland. Georgetown on Black Friday is not bad at all! We got a lot of Christmas shopping done but I’m glad Dane was able to take Adler home half way through.

On Saturday we spent the day with Tony and his family again and that night we went to see Santa. I wanted to go with my parents so they could experience Adler’s first visit to Santa with us. I didn’t think Adler would be scared of Santa because usually he just stares at strangers for a long time which is exactly what he did. I don’t know if we will be as lucky next year though. 

Santa’s Workshop was sponsored by HGTV so there were a lot of little rooms to visit before we got to Santa which is great when there is a long line. 

Adler was on the Nice list!

Santa's Living Room 

It was a great experience with Santa and we can’t wait to go back to Virginia for Christmas! 

Until next time Virginia! 

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