Quick Trip To Richmond, VA

I was very fortunate to have a week and a half off before I started my new job. I had hoped it would work out that way so that I’d be able to take a quick trip to Richmond to visit my sister, brother in law, and nephews (it was on my 30×30 goals list too!). My sis and I talk almost every week on the phone but I hadn’t see them all in just about a year – John and I went to Richmond when the baby was born last July. The second I got the start date for my job I book a flight to visit them from July 23–25.

My plane was off super early that Monday morning. I spent the quick hour and a half flight photo editing on my iPad (pictures for this post).

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The trip itself was pretty unstructured, it has to be that way with three boys under the age of 8. We did a lot of coloring and played a ton of board games.

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I got to spend a lot of time with my youngest nephew, Matthew, who just turned 1.

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Tony is 8, Josh is 5, and Matt is 1. They are great kids and very loving brothers.

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It’s so much fun to spend time with them, watch them grow up, and see their developing personalities. Tony is such a first born; he’s observant, clever, respectful, a little fastidious, independent, a great helper, and has a huge heart. Josh is a little wild, pushes limits, and is a wicked instigator but he’s very loving, silly, loves to snuggle, and is a fast learner. Matt is such a good baby, he’s easy going, funny, loves to play, isn’t phased by his brothers at all, and just generally has a happy disposition.

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On my last day in Richmond my sis and I loaded up the car and took the kids to a local water park.

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It was a gorgeous day and everyone had a blast.

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We spent a good 2 hours there playing and swimming. The kids were perfect and had so much fun.

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Three very fast days later, I was back on a plane to Boston. The flight was quick, I edited more photos (ones for this post), and listened to tunes.

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Saying goodbye to my sis and the kids is so tough every time especially since we see each other so infrequently. Distance makes the heart grow fonder though. I can’t wait to go back!

About Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.
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4 Responses to Quick Trip To Richmond, VA

  1. Shaggygirl says:

    A lovely little post. I live away from my sister and her boys too so I understand how precious these trips are. Out of interest what tools do you use for photo editing on the iPad?

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