Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Virginia Visit

We just got back from a 5 day weekend visit to Virginia to hang out with some of our favourite people, Jeff and Tory. Since they made the trip up to visit us this summer, we thought it was our turn to go down to them.

The trip was so much fun and I may have taken way too many pictures to share, but I will do my best to give you a summed up post of the highlights.

They took us to see some of the memorials in Washington, DC and we even got out and walked around some of them. The weather was really cold though so most of our tours were driving tours.

9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon

The White House

Reflecting Pool

Lincoln Memorial

Arlington Cemetery
We also ate great food and had a ton of fun cooking together in the kitchen. Tory did an amazing job of finding gluten/dairy free recipes that I could enjoy worry free and they all tasted amazing. I will be sharing one of them later this week.

Cottage Pie
We played Settlers of Catan, went skating and made a gingerbread house.

The boys skated

The girls watched for a bit and then hung out in a hotel lobby

Jeff's first time making a gingerbread house
Don't forget to add in cuddle time on the couch with their three awesome cats (and I don't normally like cats), good movies, tv, lots of laughs and good food. It was the perfect weekend.

Until next time Jeff and Tory, we will cherish the memories that were made.


  1. Sounds like you had a great time and fortunately you missed the big storm along the east coast. I love your new hairstyle! You look great!

  2. cute hair chica! :) Looks like a fun time was had by all.

  3. Ellie - I'm pretty glad we missed that storm too! We got a nice snowfall this morning here and while it's beautiful, I wouldn't want to be driving in it. And thank you, I am loving my new haircut. :)

    Jackie - Thanks for not mentioning the other people we could have visited in the States. :P

  4. We had so much fun having you guys--and I'm totally excited by all the new recipes in our repertoire now!! The cats already miss you terribly, and I'm sad when I walk into the house and don't see you guys there already. :-( Another reunion has to happen soon!

  5. Tory - I'm excited for all the new recipes too! You did an awesome job finding delicious food for me to eat. :) And I'm totally missing you guys too, it feels weird being home and all alone. Name the date and I'm totally in for another reunion!

  6. Looks like you guys had a super trip! I love that you made gingerbread houses and I am so jealous that you were at the reflecting pool... just like FORREST GUMP!!!!

  7. Cora - I knew you would be jealous of our awesome trip. I thought of you when I saw the White House, even if it was far away. :P And since my name is Jennie, I totally should have gotten into the reflecting pool just like in Forrest Gump! :P

  8. I'm so jealous! Two of my favorite ladies in one room together. I'm going to go pout now. ;)

  9. Stasy - We should totally plan a GTG for all three of us sometime!