In the Community

This weekend was packed with Community fun in Lex {& the Valley}!  Saturday was our 37th Annual Community Festival, which I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of chairing this year! The skies cleared-up around 10am, just in time for the crowds to arrive... and arrive they did, in droves! We had a wonderful day - packed with arts, crafts, local BBQ, face-painting, entertainment, kettle corn and hot dogs to go around. This year we attracted over 200 vendors that sold everything from wooden toys to hand-made jewelry, and everything in between.... 

...even the Natural Bride of Virginia was for sale at the Festival!  Anyone have 20 mil they are looking to get rid of... you get a hotel, wax museum, caverns and the actual bridge! 

It was an early morning Saturday, so I squeezed in a nap before having friends over Saturday night to celebrate a great festival and break-in the new patio. 

Sunday we decided to get out after church and explore some new sights {for us} in VA. We took the Blue Ridge Parkway {gorgeous} and headed over to Nelson county to enjoy a lil Sunday Supper in the mountains. The Devil's Backbone "Basecamp" is a really neat smokehouse, nestled amongst the hills of the Blue Ridge. We tried a few of their award-winning brews - the Hazy Summer for me and the Smokehouse Brew for J... that happened to win the gold medal in the Virginia Craft Beers festival on Saturday - it was tasty! 

A sampling of our Sunday outing. 

Today, I also want to mention a very special Happy Birthday to the one and only... Papa Sam!! 
Thank you for being such a wonderful Daddy... I love you to pieces!

Yesterday, the fam celebrated with a cookout, pool party and cake.

We will get to celebrate again this weekend - since I am going home.... yippee for some beach, boat and family time. I hope everyone has fun Labor Day plans on the books.  
Yay for a short work-week ahead... and some travel too! 

xo, trace

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