Yes, I'm back after a rather extended break. I wasn't sure if anyone was looking at the blog since Rob returned from deployment, but several people have mentioned the lack of posts lately. So I will try to get back on the horse... :-)
It was a beautiful spring weekend here and we took full advantage of it. Saturday was the International Wine Festival at Virginia Beach, so of course we had to partake. It was set up with tasting booths for various countries (Italy, France, US, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand, just to name a few). It was very crowded, which of course meant waiting in line for each tasting. But luckily there was live music to keep us entertained while we waited. When we'd had our fill of wine, we went over to the beach and just enjoyed the sun and the ocean.
Rob really was enjoying the Wine Festival, despite the somewhat sour look on his face!
The beautiful weather brought out a huge crowd to the wine festival.
Saturday evening we went to a VMI alumni event along the waterfront in Norfolk. There was no one else from the class of 1998 there, but we had a great time hanging out with several graduates from the classes of 1957 and 1958 and their spouses.
There were probably 100-150 people at the VMI event.
Sunday was another sunny, warm day, so we worked on the yard. We had been bad and really let the yard go since we moved in, but we have been tackling it this spring. We've pulled up tons of weeds, ivy, and bushes that we don't like. Now we've been laying down new mulch. By next weekend we might start planting some new bushes and flowers.
Some of the new mulch in the front yard.
To finish off the weekend, I joined my boss and her family for her son's 21st birthday. We went to a Mexican restaurant for margaritas, then went back to their house to have some fun with the Nintendo Wii. Rob and I just might have to invest in a Wii...it's very addicting!