Dominion GardenFest of Lights

December 12, 2015

POSTED IN:Community Events, daytrips

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Each year, Dominion Virginia Power and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden team up to host the Dominion GardenFest of Lights. The garden is transformed with twinkling Christmas lights as the far as the eye can see arranged into a variety of patterns, displays and even animals. Last year’s theme was bicycles, in a nod to the […]

Erin’s Baby Shower | Virginia Baby Showers

August 20, 2015

POSTED IN:baby showers, Community Events

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Earlier this summer, the arrival of my newest niece was celebrated with a beyond adorable baby shower. The shower honoring my future sister-in-law, Erin, was given by her mother, Susan, who spared no imagination in her decorating. From the super cute raindrop theme to the overall pink decor, Erin and Charlotte were celebrated in style.

2013 Fredericksburg Fair

January 17, 2014

POSTED IN:animals, Community Events, fair, summer

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I’ll admit it, I love fairs. It’s not the rides or the food that gets me excited, it’s the animals, the exhibits and the lighting. I always go check out all of the animals first and of course try to convince my husband that we absolutely need the fuzziest, floppiest eared rabbit they have. It […]

Richmond Squirrels

December 9, 2013

POSTED IN:Community Events, sports, summer

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I love minor league baseball. The crowd is always so fun and they do really crazy things to get everyone pumped up like dances, running around the field with a live pig, peanut races and more. Granted, when we went in July it was sweltering. In one of the photos below you can actually see […]

Fourth of July

October 25, 2013

POSTED IN:Children, Community Events, fireworks, Fourth of July, holidays, summer

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I know I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I love Fourth of July and fireworks, but I guess I left out the part where I only love professional fireworks. Those fireworks you buy at those roadside firework stands actually make me really nervous. I just don’t like them. That said, my husband’s family lit […]

Stars and Stripes ’13

October 20, 2013

POSTED IN:animals, Children, Community Events, dogs, fireworks, Fourth of July, holidays, summer

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One of my favorite events is the local Fourth of July celebration, “Stars and Stripes.” I love summer, holidays and fireworks and this event is the perfect combination of all three. Plus, the fireworks are so great and fun to photograph. And the food at the party we attend is amazing, right along with the […]

Vacation Bible School ’13

October 13, 2013

POSTED IN:Children, church, Community Events, Massaponax Baptist Church, summer, Vacation Bible School

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This summer, Massaponax Baptist Church hosted its annual Vacation Bible School, but really stepped it up a notch. The theme was “Colossal Coaster World,” which meant lots of carnival-type decorations. Thanks to dozens of volunteers, each room had a theme including waterslides, popcorn, cotton candy and more. A roller coaster was even constructed in the […]

Family Fun Day

October 2, 2013

POSTED IN:Children, church, Community Events, families, Massaponax Baptist Church

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In early June, the pastor of my church decided to try something a little different–family fun day. Instead of having our normal indoor worship service after which everyone goes there separate ways, he decided to have an outdoor service, followed by a potluck picnic and games. It was different, but it worked. The service was […]

A visit to the tulip festival

August 27, 2013

POSTED IN:Community Events, daytrips, flowers, spring, Travel

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If I haven’t already mentioned it a thousand times, I love spring. I love everything about it–the warmer temperatures, the blue skies and of course, the flowers. Each spring, I try to visit the tulip festival, a massive field of tulips planted by a man from Holland and his wife. The tulips are organic, which […]

Cherry blossoms ’13

August 16, 2013

POSTED IN:cherry blossoms, Community Events, spring, Travel, washington d.c.

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Earlier this spring, my husband and I took a trip to D.C. to visit the National Zoo and also check out the cherry blossoms. The cherry blossoms are amazingly beautiful every year, blooming bright pink as they welcome in spring in the nation’s capital. When we made our visit, the trees were just beginning to […]