Visiting Washington DC: Highlights from our recent trips ▲

Tuesday, March 17




Last May, my mom moved to DC. She got a new job with the Department of Veteran's Affairs. It was an opportunity she couldn't turn down, so just a few months after Mike and I moved to Hampton Roads, she relocated three hours north. Mike and I went to visit early in the summer. He'd never really been to DC or done the touristy stuff, so we spent a warm and sunny day exploring.

We started off at the Law Enforcement Memorial - a very emotional place for Mike (and me). After that, we walked around near the capitol building and all the way down the mall to the WWII monument.


In September, I drove up with my Aunt Betsy and we spent a day walking around Mt. Vernon.


My mom is retiring in May after one year in DC. She's moving to a town in North Carolina where we lived for a couple of years when I was in elementary school and middle school. I'm looking forward to many years of holidays and visits spent in her cozy new home.

Visiting West Virginia: Our Annual Trip to Snowshoe ▲

Monday, March 16




We took our annual week-long trip to Snowshoe, WV over New Years. There wasn't any snow on the ground but the slope conditions were pretty good. We stayed somewhere new and had deer visitors every morning. The other people at the hotel would throw food from their balconies and tempting as it was to join in, Mike and I knew better.

On our trip two years ago, we got so much snow it was nearly impossible for us to leave our cabin!

I got a GoPro for Christmas, so I was pretty excited to use it for the first time. I alternated between strapping it to my boot and using a selfie stick. Here are some of my favorite shots:




Two Dogs and the season of snow ▲

Sunday, March 15




We got quite a bit of snow this winter - two storms with about 6 inches and several days of minor accumulations.  The pups love their snow days, almost more than I do.


During one of the storms, our fancy pine tree got overloaded and one of the branches snapped. Other than that we didn't suffer any casualties from the cold weather.



April & Brian's Wedding in Hendersonville NC ▲

Saturday, March 14



In June, Mike's cousin (my cousin-in-law?) got married. Their wedding was at a beautiful house in the North Carolina mountains. I was lucky enough to photograph the event.

You may remember April and Brian - I took their engagement photos, too.



You can view all of the photos here:

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