Sunday, November 6, 2011


One of the few positives about moving to Virginia from Maine was the fact that our very good Coast Guard friends was moving to Virginia, too! Unfortunately, Virginia is a pretty big state, and they weren't moving to Northern Virginia, but to Virginia beach. 

For the last month, Laura and I have been trying to plan a weekend that would work for them to come visit us! And we finally got it planned out! The girls were so excited We all were so excited! Both Laura and I have been missing Maine terribly and we were so excited to feel refreshed after spending some time together. 

They arrived on Friday and unfortunately, Callum had his pediatrician appointment, so I had to leave, but Kevin took the kids alongside with our friends to the Air & Space Museum in Dulles. We haven't gone since Mairead was little, and Dylan is in love with space and planes. All the kids had a blast together. When we all met back at home, we ordered Chinese food and enjoyed catching up. The kids were so excited to be together! 

On Saturday, we woke up and had a big breakfast together. Kevin made pancakes. Derek made eggs and everyone was happy. We decided to spend the day at the Great Falls National Park, which is very close to our house. We had never been there, so we thought it would be the perfect place to visit, on the perfect fall day. 

After visiting Great Falls, we went to lunch at a local Irish pub. It was great. After that, we said our goodbyes. Our friends were going to spend another night with friends in DC. It was sad to say goodbye, but it felt oh-so-good to have seen and spent time with them. They were like a little piece of  Maine! 

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