We spent several days at Thanksgiving with Gabe's family. While we were there, we also had a birthday party for Dylan.
Originally, we had planned to go to DC or the mountains. Our plans to travel to DC didn't work out as we had hoped, but we were excited to be one of the first visitors to our friends' brand new mountain home. We visited with them on the way to the mountains (with a day on the way back as well). It's very conveniently on our route to Kentucky.
We went on this cruise with my parents, sister, and brother-in-law. Gabe and I had never been to Maine or the two Canadian provinces. This was also Maddie's first visit to Massachusetts, Maine, and Canada. We had a wonderful time on this vacation with extended family!
We went down to Atlanta to visit with my grandparents and other relatives. My parents were in town at the same time.
We visited with my parents in Davidson and attended Ben and Kristina's wedding in Asheville. Maddie had a great afternoon and evening with her grandparents while we went to the wedding. The wedding was beautiful at the Biltmore Estate. See the blog post for more details.
We had originally planned to spend the weekend in Athens, but my cousin ended up with whooping cough so we stayed away. We still went to visit my parents for a couple days and attended the Davidson festivities. We had a nice weekend and were able to play some Tichu!
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July 4th in Davidson: trip report & photos
We went to Cincinnati for a long weekend where we visited with family and saw a Reds baseball game. The trip was great!
We went to Davidson to visit with my parents and my mom's cousin Bill and his wife Dawn. This was the first time that Maddie was able to meet Bill and Dawn. See the blog post for more details.
Friday, May 15, 2009 -
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Norfolk, VA and Bermuda
Gabe and I had been talking about taking a trip with just the 3 of us for a while. We finally felt ready to try it. We decided to take a 5-day cruise to Bermuda! We had a great time (though cruising with a 1-year-old has its challenges!).
We went to Kentucky to see the races on opening day at Keeneland. Maddie seemed to enjoy her first horse races. Melissa and Jason came to visit with us. See the blog post for more details.
We went to Atlanta to visit family and to see my cousin John Thomas perform as part of the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra. We also celebrated Grandma and Grandpa's birthdays. See the blog post for more details.