Jordan Family Vacation | Williamsburg, VA

One of the most fun things about being a newlywed is establishing family traditions. Landon and I got married about 13 months ago, and it's been so fun choosing which traditions to carry on from our families and what new traditions to establish for our own little family. We've adopted the idea of sending Christmas cards (stay tuned for a blog post about these!), and like many families, we bought and put up our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. Once we picked it out and brought it home, Landon's job was to assemble it and string the lights, and my job was to decorate it with all our ornaments. Snuggling up on the couch under the twinkling tree lights is officially my favorite Christmas season activity. Another tradition we've established is taking a trip every December with Landon's parents, his sister Meredith and Meredith's husband Hunter. Last year we went to Charleston, South Carolina, and this year we visited Williamsburg, Virginia. We arrived late Friday night, so Saturday was our day to experience the city. After a delicious breakfast near our hotel, we ventured to Colonial Williamsburg where we explored the world's largest living history museum and got to see hundreds of restored and historically furnished buildings. I loved all the details (see a few below), and it couldn't have been a more beautiful day (hello 70 degrees in December) to walk the 301-acre historic area. We paused for lunch at Berret's Seafood, where I ate (and did not share one bite of) the most delicious crab cake sandwich. After a brief rest back at the hotel, we ventured back out to Busch Gardens' Christmas Town. I've never been to an amusement park in December, so this was definitely a treat for me. The whole park was decorated for Christmas with over 8 million lights (which I loved), and all the holiday shows were incredible. I even convinced my height-fearing husband to ride a roller coaster with me...he must truly love me. The sights and sounds of Christmas painted our day in Williamsburg, but the best part of the weekend was getting time to cherish the season with family. I hope you enjoy a few of my favorite snapshots below!