Friday, December 21, 2012

dc for christmas

living in 4 different states from your family means that traveling seems to just be apart of the normal Christmas plans. but this year when we realized our due date was pretty close to Christmas we knew we would be staying put. our own family traditions, pancakes Christmas morning, new pajamas on Christmas eve, lots of movies (family man is a must. i just teared up watching the trailer. this movie means so much to justin and i), baking, candles, playing, and resting. i need some rest.

thankfully this year my parents are coming in from Oklahoma and we are spending a few days in downtown washington dc. just for fun. because we love hotels and eating out and see cities all lit up for Christmas. ava can't wait to swim in the pool.

i am officially done with all Christmas scarf orders. thanks for ordering. hope you enjoy.

yesterday we got to see our little girl. less than 4 weeks left until we finally meet her. ava asks every morning if she has been born and runs to her bassinet in the living room just to be sure. after our ultrasound we ran some errands and i handed ava a picture of her sister and totally unprompted
she said, "oh, mom she is so beautiful."thankful for a love that has already begun between them.

 enjoy your weekend. whether it be traveling or enjoying your family and friends at home.
this is a special time of year. don't miss it.

back around Christmas with some pictures and hopefully a video by justin.
you can follow me on instagram @libbyryder to share in our dc christmas adventures.


  1. Have a great time with your parents - the hotel idea sounds great! Merry Christmas - we will be in DC, MD and nova for the next week with family. Hope to see you in the new year. I told Justin I have many empty rooms now that the girls are gone - if you need to have someone stay here that would be great. Mary C.

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