October 15, 2012


Last week was John's fall break at UVA law. We packed our bags along with 12 other UVA couples and kiddos and then headed to the Outer Banks for our annual week of fun! This year, because of our large numbers (26 adults, 13 kids) we rented two houses across the street from each other. The weather certainly wasn't beach perfect, but it was great to relax with friends and of course have John around. Addie especially loved getting to spend so much time with her Daddy! 

                                                           waving goodbye to the ocean

We came back from our trip happy and hopefully rejuvenated just in time to hit the grind-- to begin getting ready for finals, round 3! This time, the pressure is off as John has accepted a summer offer at the prestigious firm Winston and Strawn in DC.  Heavenly Father must have listened to sweet Addie's prayers each night as she knelt and asked for, "Daddy job." We couldn't be happier.

October 2, 2012


Last week, John and 11 other UVA law friends ran the RAGNAR, a 200 mile relay race throughout MD, West Virginia, Virginia, and DC. It took them about 30 hours to finish it, with only small cat naps in between runs!

These guys and girls are awesome!! We are so lucky to have so many good buddies here at UVA that are always up for an adventure!

To celebrate the big finish we all drove up to Annapolis to Chicken Ruth’s, a great Ma and Pa restaurant featured on the show Man vs Food.  John and his two friends Steve and Jon Guynn tried to complete the 6 pound milkshake challenge, but the ice cream got the better of them!!

While the gang was doing most of their running, I got to cuddle up with this little guy, Fletcher James Durrant!! After a long stay in the hospital he was finally ready to come home this past Sunday.  Mom and Dad are so excited to finally have their family together at home and we couldn’t be happier for them!

In other news, Sunday was Addie’s first official day in nursery.

Needless to say, she was not a fan. We will keep trying!