~Shawn and Sara
Friday, August 8, 2014
When you are this close to the Chesapeake Bay it is a shame not to enjoy a crab feast. Continuing with our "Must Do Before We Move" list we took an impromptu dinner outing to Cantler's in Annapolis to get a little crabby!
I always enjoy visiting Wolftrap's main stage for a show (usually Prairie Home Companion). I was unaware of their Theatre in the Woods, a specialty children's theater. Today I joined Kate, Ali, Karin, and the Littles to enjoy a fun concert there in the great outdoors! We finished up the outing with a delightful picnic. What a way to enjoy an August afternoon. I will surely miss these women and their Littles when we move.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
For a special treat this evening we went to the Columbia Room at The Passenger with our dear friends Colin and Karin. This tiny and hidden bar honors the craft and artistry of drink making in a very small setting. We enjoyed their tasting menu and the lovely evening of conversation and celebration with friends
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
I finished my summer school teaching today, so I made a last stop at school to drop off my district badge. I can hardly believe that this day is here. It is the closing of a chapter in my life that has been so enriching and rewarding. I am excited for the adventures to come, but I know how much I will miss this place.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
We are moving ever closer to our moving date later this month. As always, the bittersweet emotions of moving continue to bring both excitement and sadness. Today we are hosting an open house going away gathering to share our love and connections with our dear friends. There are very few pictures of the event, we enjoyed it more than we photographed it. It is so hard to believe that such big changes are coming our way. We are so thankful for the kind and generous support of our friends who could be there in person and those who could not. We have loved our time in Virginia and will miss our dear ones beyond measure.
The Hill Country BBQ is on deck for some lovely nosh
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
During the summer evenings Fort Meyer opens its gates to an evening of military pageantry and a memorial to the history of the Army called the Twilight Tattoo. A tattoo in this context is not skin ink but a military performance or display. This special summer event is free to the public and includes pretty incredible views of the DC skyline. We seem to be enjoying a bit of a military theme to our recent events on the "Must See" list.
The US Army Drill Team and their incredible bayonet drill
Each of the participating units gathers at the end of the Tattoo