October 18, 2008

On the Road Again

We're back from San Francisco and off to Burkes Garden, VA this morning for a little time away with foliage, fires and family time! See ya when we get back!

October 08, 2008

Festivals, Festivals, Festivals

This post is a bit out of order, but I had some post-worthy pictures to share. Not really in their artistic quality but more in their description of where we live. Some of you have asked me to post some more pictures of our town. . . . . so here you have it. . . .
Last weekend, we attended the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival which was loads of fun. We haven't done any beach night events, and this surely was the one to attend!! The whole boardwalk was full of rides, fair food, arts & crafts, and exhibits. On the beach, there was a sandsculpting contest and surfing competition. I kept calling it a Sand Castle contest, but Sandsculpting really is more fitting. Check out these creations! UNREAL!

(this one was my favorite - the one on the left was the Foolish Man's house built on sand and the one on the right is the Wise Man's house built on the rock.)

After the contest, we played on the beach for a while, ate deliciously unhealthy food and let the kids indulge in a few fair rides. Maybe one day I'll get a picture of me posted here. Sigh. . . . .

To top off the weekend, we also attended the Acoustic Music Festival. This was not as overtly entertaining for the kiddos, but we enjoyed a quiet sunset evening on the waterway with new friends listening to Eddie from Ohio and the Old Crow Medicine Show. Can you see the water behind the stage? Henry & Bradley danced to the music and rolled around in the grass the whole time. It was one of those perfect evenings where you want a glass of wine, a nice camping chair, dinner in some sort of box brought to you and the company of friends. We had the friends but none of the other stuff, so unfortunately, our evening was cut a bit short. =)

October 07, 2008

Welcome Davis Tillman Jackson!

My sister's family (Stacy, Ryan and Alyssa) welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world last week! Born Sept. 30th, 8 lb. 6 oz. 22 in. long. Welcome to the family Davis! We love you already!!