Visit Recap with My Parents

I was hoping I’d have time to blog during my parent’s visit, but I just didn’t get a chance to.  We were pretty busy, so here’s a quick recap!  Normal blogging will follow either later today or tomorrow.

I cooked several days they were here (TACO TUESDAY, scones, etc), and (hopefully) dazzled them with my culinary wonders.  At least I didn’t leave them hungry….

We were lucky to have gorgeous weather the entire time.  One of the concerns everyone had about visiting Virginia in late August is our usually hot and sticky weather.  My parents must have brought some cooler Wisconsin air with them, because the entire week was around 80-81 degrees and just perfect.

The first full day they were here, we went to Busch Gardens.  D couldn’t go since he was home running a fever and throwing up.  The rest of us went though (my parents, my kids, and me), and took our time going through the park.  My mom even went on a ride with the kids (a big deal, since she hates heights).

We did a visit to the beach one day, and a trip to the cinema cafe for a movie (my parents and M only).  I had to work, but did so mostly remotely via conference calls.  I also had a night out with girlfriends (long story – previously scheduled and couldn’t really be canceled).  The last night we they were here, we went out for dinner.

It was a nice and low-key trip (it’d been 5 years since my parents were both here together!).  I think they had a nice time, and the kids were definitely happy to see their grandparents.  They made it home safely by Sunday evening, and we re-organized the house to get things back to normal before the work week began.  All in all, it was a nice week.  Here are a few pictures from our adventures.

kids at the entrance to BG
R playing Sorry with my parents and M. She looks cute on the outside….but she’s a total shark when playing a game!
Dad and A at dinner the last night
M giving my Mom tips on using her iPhone
Dad with A and M
me with my folks just before leaving Sunday morning
my parents with the kids
with D too!


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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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