Weekend Recap: RVA Visit

Monday, December 22, 2014

Ahhh, Monday. 3 days before Christmas. Productivity level is pretty low around these parts as we are all in recovery mode. We had a great weekend in Richmond which seemed to be a whirlwind of parties, 2 hotel stays, driving back and forth, and visiting friends and family. To say we're a bit tired would be an understatement. Honestly, I don't know how we fit it all in, but we did. I think Lucca sleeping a solid 12 hours last night without waking up even once is a good indication that we had a jam-packed weekend.

Today I'm thankful for many things that made this weekend possible. On Friday, I was able to have a quick lunch with my best friend during her lunch break. That short one-hour lunch was such a good meet-up and made me realize how truly important it is to keep your girlfriends (kids or no kids) in your life. A bonus if they are willing to chase your kid all over the restaurant and aren't embarrassed by their disgusting eating habits or the occasional tantrum. If they get you, they get your kid.

Saturday afternoon we met up with some friends from college who are now all parents. 10 adults and 6 kids ranging from 3 months old to almost 2... it seemed like a madhouse but is now becoming our "new normal". Snacks all over the floor, crying, running around the house, diaper changes, chasing them up the stairs... a new type of Saturday. It was nice to be in the company of old friends who are all in the same boat. But wow, times have definitely changed...

I'm also thankful for my Dad who was so excited to watch Lucca overnight so that Greg and I could go to his company holiday party. Watching the two of them together is so wonderful. He's so willing to get down to play with Lucca, be silly and goofy and teach him things that only a grandfather can teach (like having a lesson on screwdrivers and hammers while eating breakfast). They have their own special relationship, and I love that. And even though my Dad is more than an hour away, their special grandfather-grandson bond is something that I know will continue to grow. It just can't get any better than that. It's something I had always imagined, but actually witnessing it is pretty amazing.

Alright, enough for reflection and time to do some work. Thanks for a great time, Richmond!

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