Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas in Williamsburg

There is hardly a more lovely or quaint place to be at Christmas time than Williamsburg. We decided to spend a weekend there together as a family as we've done in years past. (Most of the pictures on this post are mine, but Janelle had my camera more often than I did. Watch her blog for an upcoming post titled "Perry Goes to Williamsburg.")

Unbeknownst to us, the Ricucci's also had made plans months ago to be in Williamsburg the same weekend! We made lots of fun memories together. We walked around the historic district Friday night and stopped in at the Inn to warm up and admire the lights.

One of the many things I love about my husband is his playfulness and spontaneity. We were walking along Duke of Gloucester Street when he challenged the girls to a race: "First one to that tree and back wins - Elise is base!" Off they went....

He won.
The obligatory shackles photo. :)

Garrett warming up with a cup of coffee.
Of course, the most adorable baby there was Keara, or as I call her "Beautiful Baby K."

Bob and Alicia S. told us about Aromas, a cozy wonderful coffee shop on Prince George Street. Stop in for soup and a sandwich on your next trip!

Visiting with Tom.
Our original dinner reservations at King's Arms Tavern for our family of 5 changed to a table for 12 when we found out the Ricucci's would be there.
Yes, I know it's blurry but both Janelle and I have an aversion to using a flash. King's Arm was very dark so we went for the "artsy" look instead. Our server was changing out the candles so she caught him while he was lifting up the glass hurricane.
It was a rich time in a beautiful place at the best time of the year. Many happy memories were made!


EJJ said...

Aromas is the BEST. We stopped in there in October :) Illi Espresso...yum...

Laura said...

You should do a show. These are so beautiful- Williamsburg, and the ones of the snow and the cousins are delightful.

Bethany said...

Love these. I miss seeing Williamsburg at Christmas. My hubby and I always went to their lighting ceremony. So fun. Thanks for sharing.