Thursday, June 23, 2011

Going Back in Time

In a few short days all 5 of us are piling in the car and driving 12 hours (yes, 12, but divided between 2 days) north to here....

....Williamsburg Virginia.  Above is the house of John Blair, whose grandson or great-grandson, James Blair, was the first president of William and Mary college.  My best friends alma mater.

We decided to torture the children with learning on their summer vaca so we're going to do the historical thing.  We'll see this:

one of the working cottages in colonial Williamsburg.  And since it's the 4th of July holiday while we're there we for sure will see this:

 I'm very stoked to have all of my children together on this vacation - since i know that in the blink of an eye they will all be grown, and have families of their own, and these all-for-one vacations will be limited.  

I just hope we don't kill each other in the car trip up.  Wish us luck!  


  1. The only way you cold torture them more would be to have then dress in colonial costumes. I have a website if you need it.

  2. you are more evil than me. i like it.

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    You could get a lot of mileage out of torturing them with this...tell them that their outfits will be waiting for them...apparently kids get a discount if their dressed up and you guys wanted to stay somewhere really fancy so you thought they wouldn't mind...

  4. This is awesome...I am heartsick that we will be away for the 4th of July...I love it so much. I love where you are going and what you are going to see. The kids will appreciate it someday. And you & Julia's commentary cracks me up. You & Vance need to go as George & Martha. Or George & Ali.

  5. Can't beat those family vacations! We were just down south in North Carolina last week. I want to tell you that I absolutely LOVE your new blog header! So cheerful and I love all the color!