Saturday, December 01, 2012

Christmas in Williamsburg

Can I just say, I love living in Williamsburg? Okay, to be honest, I totally thought this law school thing was nuts when my husband decided that he wanted to do it three years ago. After we've been through the LSAT, the application process, and now almost half of law school, I gotta say that I do feel blessed that we're here. Yes, it is hard to be so far away from most of our family. But, we would have had to move somewhere for school anyway, and I'm glad that it is here. We live in a beautiful and historic place. It just amazes me sometimes.

Today, my sister-in-law Aimee and I took all of the girls downtown to see the Christmas parade. Man, we've got it down. We park out by the law school (free parking) at 8:30 and then walk downtown just as they're closing the streets off to traffic. Front row seats without waiting in the cold. Perfection!

We enjoyed the parade and then walked over to Mad about Chocolate for a treat. The girls had mini cookies while Aimee and I feasted on "Savory Cheesecake." Oh, it was a delicious splurge! If you're ever in Williamsburg (Tues-Sat, 8:30am-6pm), Mad about Chocolate is a great place to enjoy a little treat. It is owned by Marcel Desaulniers, award-winning chef and author of Death by Chocolate, and his artist wife Connie. Connie helped design the cafe and the art that adorns its walls. Ella LOVED looking at all of the art and wants to bring some of it home.

Afterward, we sat in the sun while the girlies played on the Palace Green. Such a lovely day! I feel blessed! If I'm up to it, we might brave the crowds in CW for the Grand Illumination tomorrow night. We'll see how it goes. But, I'm sure we'll be back there during the month to enjoy Christmas in Williamsburg!

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