Marvelous Family

Another great weekend has come and retreated. Today, my family visit on Saturday is making my Monday Marvelous!


I had the pleasure of accompanying the gang all around Charlottesville. We started with lunch, of course.

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After a walk around the UVa grounds, we went to Veritas Vineyards for an afternoon of wine tasting.

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In between sips and nibbles, we snapped several photos.




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Chatting, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company amid the quaint mountainside until the vineyard closed.

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After a day of spirits, we made time for a relaxing dinner at Boylan Heights, one of my favorite restaurants.


I had an amazing day and felt so fortunate to have my near and dear in town.


my lovely parents

Wherever you are today, take a minute to tell your family how much you love them. I feel extremely fortunate to have such a strong, supportive family who will do anything in the world for me. I love nothing more than laughing and making jokes with them. We’re a knee-slapping bunch, to say the least. 😀

Have a marvelous Monday!



What is your favorite thing to do with your family?

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24 thoughts on “Marvelous Family

  1. bezzymates says:

    I concur with the commentator above. Lovely summer dress, CDK (hope you don’t mind the abbreviation.) Looks like the perfect weekend. I basically love to do the same with my family, good food, good wine, good times!

  2. YES! That dress is marvelous on you! Glad you had a great wknd!

  3. Too cute 😉 Love my family dearly but love them even more after a few glasses of wine! You look gorgeous lady!

  4. I love this post! Family is so important to me too! You look gorgeous, girl 🙂

  5. Looks like a blast- love the red dress!

  6. Anne @ says:

    Love, love, love this!
    My dad is currently hanging things in my new apartment while I am at work. I feel like the luckiest person on earth to have a family who is so helpful!

    So wonderful you got to spend time with yours this weekend!

  7. family time couldn’t be better, I love these pictures !

  8. I love that you’re so close to your family 🙂 After going through my rebellious teenage years, I’m happy to be at a place where I can say that my parents are pretty much my best friends. It’s great to know that, no matter what, someone has your back.

  9. laurasmess says:

    Looks like such a beautiful weekend… wine, food, good weather and the best of company. Happy for you! xx

  10. Jogborne says:

    Alex, you are an amazing young lady. I am proud to say I know you. Miss judy

  11. Vineyards are heaven on earth. What a beautiful place to visit and spend time with your family.

  12. Courtney @ Star Systemz says:

    Talk about that dress..WOW, LOVE IT 🙂 I love going to the vineyards and would love to take my family one day! Thanks for sharing your beautiful family + weekend! Love + Shine CourtStar

  13. I absolutely adore your dress. You just look stunning & so happy ❤

  14. This looks like the best weekend! I love weekends with the family. It always seems like no matter what we do, we always have a wonderful time with one another. Your weekend was made even better with some wine (score!) and a gorgeous, scenic area to enjoy it.

    P.S. You look gorgeous in that dress!

  15. Kaitlin says:

    Sounds like so much fun! What is your preference of wines? I love being active with my family (sister doesn’t drink) and my dad has this habit of go, go, go 🙂

  16. What a sweet post! I just moved to NYC and I miss my family so much (they’re in Florida). I love cooking out with them by the pool. We eat, drink and play games and it is always the perfect afternoon!

  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I miss my family so much. but I am so happy and lucky that my brother got a job here in LA (where I live) so I at least have someone close to me in my family! He and I have actually grown to be really good friends, who would have thought considering we used to absolutely HATE each other!!! I know for sure I will see SOME of my family for Thanksgiving, and ALL for XMAS! I am making that happen!!!

  18. Courtney says:

    This sounds like so much fun! 🙂

  19. Christine says:

    Family is ALWAYS marvelous! All of that food isn’t too shabby either 😉

  20. Cindy says:

    Aw, I love the Family quote. I also wish I had a vineyard near me. I lived in Ca for a while and just loved going to the wine country….miss that.

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