Adventure Time: Hampton Roads Edition (Builder Fest and Bridal Shower)

The weekend of August 15th was awesome! Al and I spent time on Saturday exploring downtown Portsmouth.

We went to Roger Brown’s for lunch – Delicious! I had an amazing BBQ brisket sandwich, and Al had what looked like a great Cuban sandwich. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere.

After lunch, we headed across the street to the Children’s Museum of Virginia for BuilderFest! Before we crossed, I heard someone yell my name. It was our friend Sara in her truck! We said hi quickly and we went on our ways.

BuilderFest was an event that involved a team effort with multiple Portsmouth attractions and businesses. Al found out about it because one of the girls who works in IT at his company, Kate, is really into LEGOs. Kate and her sister Meg were going to have a table with LEGOs at the children’s museum.

I was so excited, Al had to calm me down. Neither of us had been to the children’s museum since probably elementary school. Besides Kate and Meg, the museum had a Lowe’s builder’s workshop, 3-D printing, and the Hampton Roads Ship Model Society.

Check out the photos!

This epic Ferris Wheel turns with a crank!

This epic Ferris Wheel turns with a crank!

This is a LEGO model of one of those carnival rides.

This is a LEGO model of one of those carnival rides.

The carnival ride was hooked up to a battery-operated motor, and it went really fast!

The carnival ride was hooked up to a battery-operated motor, and it went really fast!

Trains.

Trains!

Al holding one of the ship models. This one took 1,000 hours to complete!

Al holding one of the ship models. This one took 1,000 hours to complete!

Part of the museum's art exhibit.

Part of the museum’s art exhibit.

One of the results from a 3-D printer!

One of the results from a 3-D printer!

This is part of the LEGO city that Meg assembled for the kids. It was awesome!

This is part of the LEGO city that Meg assembled for the kids. It was awesome!

The first floor of the museum. They've done a nice job updating it!

The first floor of the museum. They’ve done a nice job updating it!


On Sunday, I enjoyed my first bridal shower. One of my PEO sisters, Carolyn, was the gracious hostess. It was a beautiful sunny day, and so many wonderful women came to celebrate!

The gorgeous table, prepared by Carolyn and Suzie.

The gorgeous table, prepared by Carolyn and Suzie.

Back Row, L to R: Cat, Sue, Melissa, Kim, Clura Faye, Amy, Suzie, and Stephanie. Front Row, L to R: Abby, Amber, Emily, Mary Lou, Katie, and Carolyn.

Back Row, L to R: Cat, Sue, Melissa, Kim, Clura Faye, Amy, Suzie, and Stephanie.
Front Row, L to R: Abby, Amber, Emily, Mary Lou, Katie, and Carolyn.

It was so wonderful! Like the bridal luncheon, I felt surrounded by love.

I received many amazing gifts. Most of all, I enjoyed the food and the fellowship that afternoon!


At the end of the weekend, I was exhausted, but completely full of joy and love. I am so thankful for this time in my life. I can’t wait to marry Al!!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

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