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By May 23, 2012 , , , , ,

It's trip time!


My momma and I leave for beautiful Virginia tomorrow for our annual mom-daughter trip. I'm excited! Ahh, I need to pack! But for now, I blog!

In the past, we've traveled to the lovely Biltmore mansion in Asheville, N.C. and last year Fort Collins, CO for my cousin's high school graduation.

Loved Biltmore!

My cousin's graduation last year in Fort Collins

This year, over the Memorial Day holiday, we will be visiting my bro who is a pilot and big wig in the U.S. Navy stationed in Norfolk, VA. I only get to see my bro once or twice a year and I've only been to visit him in VA once!

He has two sweet little boys with his beautiful wife so I think more than anything else, I'm just excited to get the all cousins together, again. RayRay doesn't have any cousins that live less than 10 hours away, so opportunities to play with cousins are pretty rare and special!

Here are a few photos of our last visit to Norfolk in 2009 Pre-RayRay and my sis-in-law was preggo with her first at the time.

Me and Big D touring a retired battleship

My bro was returning from a 6-month deployment and Big D, my mom and I were part of the "welcome home" committee.

My sis-in-law was about 6 months preggo with their first little man so we got to hang out in the "New Mom" tent .. score! 

They are here!



There were some family members aboard including my papa for what is called a Tiger Cruise when they stopped in Jacksonville, FL each officer or crew member was allowed to take aboard one family member. My bro must be special because he took aboard three - my dad, his father-in-law and brother-in-law.


We found him, thank goodness for zoom that ship was GINORMOUS! For that deployment he served as the Assistant Navigator. He is big stuff. 

The reunion - so sweet!




The U.S.S. Eisenhower




We had a great time then and I can't wait to spend some quality time with my bro and his family with of course little Miss RayRay in toe. I'm hoping for a tour of the carrier ship he is serving duty on ... the U.S.S. Truman.

Should be a good time.

Should be an adventure as per usual of our mom-daughter trips! 

Happy Memorial Day everyone, don't forget to remember our soldiers who serve, sacrificed and some who lost their life fighting for our freedom! 




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