Off to VA we went... a 12 hour drive. Would have been 10 but with a baby, no way NOT to add at least 2 hours.
Thank goodness my precious friend Erin, let us stay with her Wednesday night to break up the trip a little! I have gotten to visit with Erin and her sweet Hudson 3 times now and it's NEVER long enough! She and TC were kind enough to let us crash their house for less than 12 hours. They even fed us some AMAZING Bojangles biscuits!! If you haven't had them. You. Are. Missing. Out.
We headed out for a long haul at about 9:30 am. We were going to visit some good friends in Virginia. Lake Anna to be exact. Can I just stop and just say how beautiful it is there. So peaceful and serene. I couldn't wait for a long weekend of peacefulness with good friends.
Any of you remember, Newlywed Stilettos? She retired her blog, but we have been great friends for almost 2 years now. Regular emails, texts and phone convos have turned this sweet girl into one of my best friends. We were pregnant together and without her (and two other special ladies) I wouldn't have made it through that pregnancy as well. Our children (J and ALM) are even boyfriend/girlfriend! ha
The drive was GREAT. ALM did great, with almost NO fussing. We did have a big blowout on the way (and three coming home)! WOW-that was interesting. Thankfully we have a wonderful little traveling baby!
We arrived at around 6 pm and with BIG HUGS got the weekend started. She had margaritas and Mexican food waiting on us. She knows me too well :)
We spent that evening lounging and chatting. Then we spent the next three days, riding in the boat, enjoying the sun, taking pics of our sweet babes, eating (lots), playing with the kiddos and talking like we wouldn't talk again for years. I think we talked each others ears off... but that's what I had been looking forward to. This vacation EXCEEDED my expectations. It was absolutely wonderful for them to open their family lake house to us, feed us and gift us with their friendship!
We miss them all already. We miss the mean game of Uno, "that's what she/he said moments, confusion over what I was saying (GA talk vs Maryland talk... it's different)... we miss it all! But we know we will see them again SOON! And I can't wait. Until then, these pics will have to do :)
This picture just cracks me up
Will be used one day at their wedding-haha