It's currently summer, but with all the rain it really doesn't feel like it. As a matter of fact, I mentioned to my husband earlier this week, it seems like fall. The leaves on the trees are starting to change colors and drop to the ground. With all the rain and the low temperatures, I believe the trees are confused; because we can't be this close to having cold temperatures and snow.
Thoughts of warm cookies, hot chocolate, pumpkins, apples, apple cider and so much more. This got me to thinking, what are my top things to do this upcoming fall season in Northern Virginia with my family. You know it's also a popular time for baking. I'm also sharing my family's recipe for these quick chocolate chip cookies.
6 Fun Date Night Ideas for Married Couples
Just because you are married, doesn't mean your life has be boring or you become that dreaded married couple! To set the stage, send the kids away for a night or two to your parents’ place (or hire a babysitter!), while you and your sweetheart gear up for a romantic night out. For military families, it may be hard to send your children away to your parents, but ask the friends or neighbors you trust to watch your children over night.
No clue where to go and what to do on the pending date? Don’t you worry, for I’ve got a couple of fun date night ideas just for you!
Veterans Day Celebrations
Veterans Day is quickly coming up! Just a couple of days to go to it and if you still haven’t decided how you would be spending this day, then you have come to the right place.
As an Air Force Veteran myself, I always look for ways I can go celebrate the day with fellow veterans and military spouses. Considering that this is a special occasion where the United States gets to thank all its veterans for having served their duties to the best of their abilities, several businesses follow the lead as well with offering complimentary things to veterans.
From lunches and dinners to free entries to several awesome museums, there is a lot that you can choose from to make this year’s Veterans Day a special one. Let’s get started with the list.
Family Beverages for a Fabulous Fall
Why should you just restrict yourself to baking a mouthwatering pumpkin or sweet potato pie for your family this fall? Why not brew or mix a cup of something equally delicious to go with your slice of pie?
With the considerable cooler morning temperatures, this is the time I start looking for warm drinks. My usual go-to is coffee with flavored coffee creamer. My kids love the cooler weather as well because they can drink hot chocolate and the talk of school snow days are the topic of discussion.
There are so many heavenly drinks that you and your entire family can sip on as you enjoy this wonderful season. Check out the delicious recipes below, we are sure you will find something that suits your taste buds the best.
Fall and Foliage Ride Locations in
Hello, I'm Tamieka, owner of Tamieka Smith Photography. I would love to help you plan your family's sunset portraits in Northern Virginia (or surrounding area) or photograph your military ceremony — possibly both. Working with families and military members is my specialty. I hope you'll look at my recent work and all that’s available for you. I hope we're able to work together and I’m able to document your family’s history.