Ice Skating

Busch Gardens was ridiculously crowded so we headed to try ice skating. Liberty fell like two seconds in but she regrouped and really showed a lot of perseverance! Canton worked hard and did not need to hold the rail and Adleigh was quite brave trying by herded toward the end! Fun times! Special thanks to dad for catching all the almost spills!

Christmas Eve 2022

We FaceTimed with Beth, Poppy and Grandma! We enjoyed seeing their festive glasses, headbands, and sweaters. Canton loved his ships and the girls were so excited about their books! Liberty quickly figured out this color sphere hand held game and has been beating us all night. Mike was perhaps the most excited with his Atari game 🙂

Later we opened gifts from mom and dad. Adleigh loved her Flamingo themed box, Liberty is excited to use her new owl bag, and Canton can’t wait to beat us all at the Chronology history game. Let’s get those cookies and milk, Santa is coming soon!

Election Weekend in DC

We had an amazing adventure in Washington DC! Two days off of school and democracy in the balance seemed like a great time to show them what it all means.

Tuesday was spent checking out, hitting the National Archives, and taking in the Capitol.

Monday’s highlight was going up in the Washington monument and admiring the beautiful sunset!

We drove up Sunday and our first stop was an important one, Great Falls Park. I have lots of great memories here, it was so special to share it with my babes.


Canton and Mike have been working hard since September to produce 14 shows over three weeks of Matilda. Canton is the lead boy, Bruce, and Mike fills several roles as the escapologist and ensemble.

Due to licensing I can’t put any video but here’s a snapshot (Canton has stuffing in his shirt at the Bruce character is a big kid) So insanely proud!