I like things to be meaningful. Gifts, meals, cards, events…you name it! Sometimes…despite my planning and scheduling, things don’t work out exactly as I dream. Weather, it’s unpredictable to a degree. People, they are unpredictable too. Me as well! First, things are fine and dandy! Next few minutes, I’m having a meltdown about something silly. Sound familiar? Storms could pop up despite the best of intentions and planning to a T. What can we do? Grab an umbrella and look for the bright spots each time an overcast day appears on your horizon.
Here we are at Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach…
Just a little comparison from last year’s “Sword in the Stone” picture!
I carried my umbrella to ward off the storm clouds, but we ended up being rained out and having to skip the hayride. We didn’t do this last year, so it was a little of a bummer that we missed out on it again (and that we paid for it!). We finished out this day with lunch at Back Bay Gourmet which was amazing! Here is their website. I would completely recommend going there for lunch. They were kid-friendly while also still being a nice place to have lunch. Not a ton of options for kids’ meals, but H enjoyed his grilled cheese which came with chips and apple slices. I had the Turkey and Cranberry Panini which was so yummy with the bistro spinach salad. The Mr. had the Working Man’s Roast Beef. Here we are carving up some jack-o’-lanterns! This year went much better as we had WWIII at our house last year when the Mr. would not “share” the pumpkin carving with me. So…one pumpkin for each of this year with Grandma Jewels helping out/playing keep H away from the sharp objects.
These sweet moments are ours to treasure despite our rainy day. Happy fall festivities!