virginia is for…

posted on: Tuesday, July 22, 2014


I know I’ve mentioned it before, but this weekend is one I look forward to every year. As it usually goes, we drive the 4 1/2 hours up to Virginia, spend Friday night at a beautiful winery listening to my very talented father-in-law play music as the sun goes down and then spend time exploring the area with family the next day and a half. It’s a set getaway each year and one so desperately needed in the middle of the craziness that is life right now.

This time (for the first time) we had both dogs in tow, sans crates (hallelujah amen). We also stopped for homemade donuts, so perhaps they are good luck charms in the road trip-detour sense. Saturday, we also managed to get ourselves to downtown Staunton for their farmer’s market and it was wonderful. We usually end up in places with quaint farmer’s markets just as they are packing up for the weekend, so this felt like quite the win (and I have the most beautiful little carton of cherry tomatoes to prove it). Sunday included us struggling to train our dogs to NOT pull on their leashes in Charlottesville. That was not quite the win, except Nola seems pretty chill in that pic above. Don’t let us fool you, this was a split-second calm.

Anyway, it must be said that I left this weekend feeling grateful. Grateful for my family, grateful for Adam, grateful for adventures, grateful for getaways both long and short and grateful for Virginia (oh..and wine, of course).


Our Virginia trip the past few years:

Year 1 // Year 2 // Year 3

  • Laura B

    sounds absolutely delightful…

  • Hey Laura! It really was.