Hi, friends! I hope everyone had a very happy and healthy Christmas.
I spent Christmas Eve with family in Fairfax, and then on Christmas morning, after we did our family gift exchange, we packed up and headed to Durham, North Carolina for a couple of days to spend time with my Mom’s family. We had a lot of fun playing Cards Against Humanity, watching Family Feud, and people-watching at the local bluegrass watering hole. We had a drama-free Christmas, which is exactly how we like them!
I’m now back in Arlington and don’t have to go back to work until next Wednesday (!), so I am planning to make the most of my staycation. I’ve got a few organizational projects around the apartment I want to tackle and I want to meal-prep my favorite breakfast egg nests, zucchini turkey burgers, and Italian meatloaf so I have some easy weeknight dinners to reach for once work starts back up. I am also planning on teeing up some blog posts for January, catching up with friends, and finishing a couple of books that have been on my nightstand.
In case you’re also in the area and looking for a fun activity to do with friends and/or family, I wanted to recommend the Creating Camelot Newseum exhibit my friends and I went to several weeks ago.
In DC until January 7—then it moves to Hyannis, Massachusetts—I was mesmerized by this rare collection of photos of the Kennedy family. Shot by Jacques Lowe, these photos show a look at the young Kennedy family before and during the campaign, and continue into the early days of JFK’s time in the White House. Many of these photos have never been seen by the public before, so it is truly a unique opportunity. There’s also a short film about the Kennedys that accompanies the exhibit.
Unlike most museums in DC, there is an entrance fee to the Newseum, but this exhibit was worth every penny. We also enjoyed exploring the other galleries in the six-story museum, and you could easily make a long afternoon—or even day!—of your trip.
If you have a chance to check it out—or have any other Kennedy-centric winter break recommendations, let me know!