Wednesday, May 30, 2012


When I first met Michael I knew very little about Virginia.  The only knowledge I had was a one time road trip to the Virginia mountains.  I briefly visited the Natural Bridge, Roanoke, and Lexington.  I had never even been to central or eastern Virginia except for driving through it many times on 95 headed to and from Washington, D.C., New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and Delaware. 

Next month I will have lived in Virginia for 3 years!  In that time Michael and I have traveled all over the country and Tahiti. We have also taken several day and weekend trips around Virginia to the mountains in Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Monticello, Staunton, Fort Royal, and Winchester; around D.C. in Georgetown, Arlington, and Fredericksburg; to the beach at Virginia Beach; to an oyster festival in Urbanna; up the Eastern Shore to Chincoteague, and historical towns like Smithfield, Jamestown, and Williamsburg. 

I have loved most of the places that we have visited but Williamsburg is one of my favorites.  Luckily it is only about an hour and a half away so we go frequently.  There are two ways that we can get there but I love when we take the ferry.  This past Sunday we decided to head there for the day and take Kellan on his first ferry ride! 
Kellan and Daddy on the ferry

Mommy and Kellan...look at that belly poking out!

Mommy and Kellan looking out at Jamestown
Our ferry
As soon as we got off the ferry we headed to Carrot Tree Kitchens, a restaurant that we have been wanting to try for a while.  It is a bakery that has wonderful desserts but also serves unique lunch options.  The building itself is also unique because it once was an old motel.

BBQ sandwich with spinach orzo pasta and a turkey, cranberry, and blue cheese wrap with red skin potato salad

Kellan chewing on an enormous carrot slice!
And of course we had to get something from the bakery!  Red velvet cupcake with cream cheese icing and chocolate on chocolate :)
After leaving Carrot Tree we headed to the outlets.  Kellan needed some new pj's since his little feet are pushing out of his footie pajamas.  Michael and I hit our usual favorites: J Crew, Banana Republic, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger but this time we added a few extra stores to the list!  In fact, MOST of our time was spent in Children's Place, Carters, and Osh Kosh!  And Kellan not only got 6 new pj sets but also 3 new sets of overalls and 2 summer outfits (this is in addition to the entire summer wardrobe we bought him the last time we were in Williamsburg!).  He is definitely a spoiled little boy and he doesn't even know it yet!  We must have been doing some serious shopping because I didn't take a single picture!

After all of this shopping we headed to one of our favorite restaurants in Williamsburg, Food for Thought.  We have eaten here several times and it has always been delicious.  Out of all of our trips to Williamsburg we have eaten as some not so good restaurants too.  At Seafare Seafood Restaurant, the food was ok but they charge for every drink refill!  Marino's Italian Restaurant was just REALLY not good and Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar they charge extra for rice! a hibachi restaurant!  We had never heard of such a thing and we have had much better food at other Japanese steakhouses. 

Waiting for our table...a man told Kellan that he liked his Republican elephant shirt

My half eaten mango chicken and cilantro lime chicken with squash casserole and mashed potatoes

Michael's salmon was gone when I went to take the picture so here are our strawberry and blueberry crepes for dessert!

They have lots of inspirational quotes on the walls, this is my favorite
This was another great dinner and a fun trip to Williamsburg...hopefully we will be back soon!


  1. Are you sure this isn't a food blog? Hahaha! Maybe you should go into the food critic business. Just a thought! Happy eating! ;-)

    1. Sherry I thought the exact same thing while I was typing this! hahaha...I AM in the food critic business...unfortunately I don't get paid for it! I think I need to start taking pictures and posting them of dinner that I cook because I really do cook too!!!

  2. I found your blog when Lexi liked the link on FB. I have been enjoying reading so I thought I should say hi. My husband is from Emporia and I've lived here since we got married. We love a weekend in Wiiliamsburg, and it's just not the same if you don't ride the ferry!

    1. Whitney I'm so glad you found my blog because now I'v found yours! I have really enjoyed reading it and finding out that you live here too! Just when I thought I had met everyone in my age bracket! I hope we can get together sometime, Kellan and Sam are pretty close in age!