We spent a wonderful, busy weekend in Williamsburg, Virginia (where I grew up) so that my siblings and I could throw my parents a rustic Italian 40th anniversary party. Here are just a handful of our favorite places to visit around town, most of which have been places of employment for me*:
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My siblings and I spent the majority of our childhoods volunteering and working at Colonial Williamsburg, so it was only natural that we do my maternity photos in the scenic historic town. It was so much fun spending the morning with my sister as she took pictures!
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We popped in the candy store where I used to work during college breaks to pick up some gifts. Even though they’ve renovated, it still smells exactly the same – yum!
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We popped in a few outlets on our way out of town – I used to work at the J.Crew outlet. I was able to track down some Hanna Andersson PJs I’ve wanted for almost a year! I could never justify paying full-price, but I got them 40% off. The Christmas rack of PJs made me sooo happy. I loved the matchy-matchy big brother-little brother PJs, but the one I bought didn’t have a matching infant set.
I had our son fitted at Stride Rite and learned that he’s an 8.5 already! Guess it’s time to retire his 4-5 Crocs and all the 7.5-8 shoes I just bought on consignment 2 weeks ago. Whoops. 🙂
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CHEESE SHOP. My favorite lunch of all time. I don’t even care that I’m pregnant and it was roast beef. I’m sure it’s the freshest around. I always order Roast-beef-and-cheddar-on-French-with-House and a bottle of Chownings Tavern root beer. Perfection. (This is where I lunched every Saturday from age 10-18 when I worked for Colonial Williamsburg.)
As you can see, I ate this signature sandwich on my wedding day – the ONLY time I didn’t finish the whole thing:
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My family’s house! Cleaning up after pulling off a fun, successful anniversary party for 70 with my siblings!
*no compensation for the raves