‘Tis the holiday season and blogging has been getting away from me.  How do busy people blog all the time if they are out being so-called “busy” all the time?  Oxymoron.

Anyway, we had some visitors in the past month or so including Groovy Grampy, Barb, Julie, and Granma.  Groovy, Barb, and Julie came the weekend after Thanksgiving and it was so mild outside the whole time, I loved it.  We had a great time showing them around downtown Fredericksburg, a visit to Chatham Manor, Chancellorsville, and dinner at Blue & Gray Brewery.  Julie and I headed out for some sister sister time after Abby went to bed one night and had martinis at Park Lane which had a cover band, and then headed over to Cheeseburger in Paradise where we witnessed some awesomely bad karaoke.  I can’t even describe the karaoke that took place… the variety of songs and singing skills that we heard was all over the place haha.  Screamo-death metal to Angel of Mine by Monica, and a group rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody (complete with head banging) and even some Matisyahu.  Here are the pics:


Peacock at Chatham

Inside Chatham

19th century piano

Chandelier in Chatham

Beautiful evening downtown, looking at antiques

Julie and I enjoyed some Sammy T’s frozen yogurt while walking around.  Half of their machines were down which didn’t leave many choices but it was good to hold us over until dinner.

Martinis at Park Lane

Groovy got the sampler!

Having fun at the brewery with GG

Taking a walk with GG at Chancellorsville.

Taking time to smell the flowers.  🙂

Granma then came to visit the following weekend and we all went to the Christmas parade downtown together and met up with B1 and B2.  Afterwards we had dinner at Sam’s.  The following day I took Janet to see Chatham Manor even though it’d be better to go in spring or early fall, but it was still pretty.  We also enjoyed some lunch from The Trolley Stop Cafe which was good.

Someone getting a bit sleepy with Pop Pop, waiting for Santa at the end of the parade…

It was a long parade and it was chilly but finally Santa arrived and Abby got to wave and say “ho ho”!

Aw, having silly time with Granma!

Kisses for Granma at Chatham!

Visiting Daddy at work and saying ‘so long’ to Granma…


About virginiaisformaugles

My name is Jenn. I'm enjoying life in my thirties, being a mom to a beautiful and silly little girl, and happily married to my park ranger husband. We recently sold our house in Pennsylvania and moved to Virginia and bought a new home. I'm excited to get accustomed to our new home base and explore all the surrounding areas! I'm a pharma data analyst by day, a lullabye-singin' mommy by night. We also have a beagle named Sophie and a large-girthed cat named Nacho. Things I like: family togetherness, nature, hiking, movies, photography, reading, planning and organizing, exploring, music, biking, jogging, etc.

Posted on December 30, 2011, in Beer, Random and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Jenn, I had so much fun visiting you all! Your pictures are amazing as always – seriously you have such a talent for that, I have to steal some of these for my photo album 🙂
    <3, Julie

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