Notes on a Full Weekend

We're home in Massachusetts, safe and sound. As we drove through the now familiar city of Boston, I reflected on our new meaning of "home", the traditions in holidays and the blessings of friends and family. This weekend has shown, exponentially, how much love constantly surrounds us.

We spent Friday in Washington, DC with my sister (Jillian), and her husband's family. We enjoyed walking around outside, then touring the Air and Space Museum and American Museum.

We began our Christmas shopping on Black Friday, which appeared blacker than ever as I suffered the claustrophobia of mall chaos. After a delicious family dinner at Macaroni Grill, the whole lot of us (19 in all) headed to Mount Vernon for their Candlelight Tour. This tour is one of the fondest memories of my childhood, and we were so grateful for my grandparents providing the opportunity once again.

A long Saturday drive took us back to Connecticut, where we had a late dinner of Chinese food and headed to bed. Today, we continued the Christmas shopping (much more successfully) with Blake's brother, Taylor, and his girlfriend Becca. Pictures of our apartment's Christmas decorations to come!

As if we hadn't had enough to eat this week, we dined twice tonight - first with Blake's family and later with Blake's friend, Dave.
This ridiculous picture had a purpose, I swear.
The Huberty Kids
Macaroni Grill
Candlelight Tour
Now returned, we are full, tired, and feeling blessed. Tomorrow is another full day - and one step closer to Christmas break!

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