Magnolia Manor, a wonderful bed & breakfast a few blocks from historic Williamsburg. The house was very colonial-feeling and beautiful. The owner, Scott, was beyond accommodating. The entire trip was perfectly relaxing. Our bed had a brand new, fancy mattress that can only be described as "sleeping on a cloud." It really was a little Oasis in the midst of the crazy life we live.
the Trellis in downtown Williamsburg. We enjoyed a relaxing, quiet meal until we realized we were dining with the head of homeland security, Janet Napolitano and her posse of secret service guys. It was a little strange, and slightly unnerving but what is a date night without a little excitement? Haha. Anyway, the setting was superb but it seemed like they were a little more concerned with presentation than actually making out-of-this-world food. None-the-less, a dinner without whining, demanding, adorable children is a luxury in and of itself.
semi famous. It was hard to say goodbye to new friends, but we had a fun-filled day at Busch Gardens ahead of us.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Remember Me? I used to blog here. It has been a very odd couple of weeks. Do you ever find yourself living in a life that feels like it is someone else's? That is kind of how its been over here. We are all happy, healthy and enjoying our most fantastic summer! Despite the ridiculous record high temperatures (aren't they record high every year?), we have been keeping it cool and fun over here. Kieran in the above picture is in fact modeling his sister's Sleeping Beauty underwear on his head. He gets very upset if he brings us underwear and we don't put it on his head. I plan on saving this picture forever.
One day last week it was 103 degrees and the girls came to me dressed as you see them above, asking if they can play outside. I tried to explain it was too hot. "Thats why we have our coats on, to keep us cool." haha. They are too cute for words sometimes.
After our vacation I felt like I was finally bringing order to our lives. I started painting my craft room/pantry, and organizing it, we became members of Costco so we could buy more and spend less, I seemed to get the laundry down to a science... for a few days anyway. And then Kieran broke his collar bone. He rolled off of our bed, and was terribly fussy for a few days. It took 5 days to realize something was more wrong than a pulled muscle, my poor guy. Thankfully it is healing up nicely and he is back to his old self.
A few short days after Kieran broke his collar bone, this sweet, sweet, HUGE dog wandered into our lives. One thing we don't need is a giant dog who is 100% puppy that barks at everything (including cats and chickens). His owners never claimed him and we made up our mind to take him to the shelter. But we couldn't do it. We love him so. His name is Ollie. After St. Oliver Plunkett of Ireland. We kind of need another big, loving dog afterall.
And today, I had the best surprise. I went out to muck the chicken coop and add fresh straw to the nesting boxes and found this!!!!: