In the last four weekends, Sean and I have traveled for three of them. The first weekend we got away to see his family in northern New Jersey. There were lots of family in town who we don’t normally get to see so it was a lot of fun. It was a very nice visit filled with lots of food and conversation. (I am horrible and didn’t take any pictures!)

We had one weekend off and then it was off to Lancaster to do some Christmas shopping and what Sean says is going to be an annual trip to the Red Caboose Motel. After our trip last year, we decided that we wanted to get a little bit bigger caboose to stay and boy this one was much larger.  We had a full caboose to ourselves!
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We also decided that we were going to try to another train ride. This year we couldn’t do the wine and cheese train because they switched it up to fit more with the themed weekend that they were doing. The event was called Steampunk. Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. (Thank you wikipedia for providing a much better definition then I could have provided to my readers!) So the 6pm drink train cars were switched from wine and cheese to drinks featuring absinthe (a licorice flavored grain alcohol) and appetizers.

We tried all of the drinks but let’s just leave it at the fact that we both would have rather had wine!

Our last traveling weekend was to see more family in Virginia Beach, which I talked about here.

I think we are done traveling for a while and we will settle down and enjoy getting ready for the holidays.

Next up is home for Thanksgiving.

This past weekend we had the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving a little early with part of Sean’s family in Virginia Beach. It has been a while since I have been down there and it was my first visit to their house.

We flew down on Saturday morning and arrived about 11 am. Once there it was off to play basketball with the cousins, walk the dogs, and enjoy the view of the water. Dinner was scheduled to be served about 2pm so food prep wasn’t needed right away. We both really enjoyed the relaxing time hanging out with the kids. Dinner was wonderful and it was awesome to hang out with everyone.

We attended a local event with Sean’s cousins (and left all of the kids at home). Lots of food and drinks!

Sunday was a very relaxing day spent hanging out with a couple of the younger cousins. Followed by a quick lunch and then it was off to fly back home. So much fun!

I only took a couple of pictures while we were there, so here you go!

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As you celebrate your 90th birthday at home with many of the people that love you, I am far away thinking about you all day!

First of all I can’t believe that you are 90 years young and I cherish all of the time that I have gotten to spend with you over the years. I think about how lucky I am to still have three of my four grandparents for as long as what I have in my life. I really wish that I could be with you today as you celebrate 90 wonderful years.

Throughout the years you have always been there for me and have taught me so many lessons, especially when I saw you almost every single day during my high school years. I think about those times often, especially now when I don’t get to see you as much as I would like. You will always be one of the best manicurist I know!

To celebrate today, here are a just a few pictures of us together through the years!


One of my favorite pictures of us, the night before our wedding.Sean&Emilylr-2694

Happy birthday Grandma!!!!! Love you and can’t wait to see you around the holidays!

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