charlottesville, va. part I + a GIVEAWAY! (closed)

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here are a few more photos from our weekend in charlottesville! ps. that bodo’s bagels? they aren’t messing around! josh and i both agreed those were the best bagels we’ve had… and we’ve had a lot of new york bagels over the years from our time living there. ;)
also, our new sponsor,, kindly gifted us 2 free hotel nights this spring which we chose to use for our weekend getaway to charlottesville. is also offering one lucky reader a free hotel night worth up to $250 (10 of their welcome rewards credits)! just comment below to enter! winner will be drawn at random and announced monday!

UPDATE: 4/30 :: congrats to our winner below!
please email me your contact info, rockstardiaries {at}
  1. valerie

    We would love to take a newlywed getaway! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  2. Vanessa

    Those bagels look amazing!! You all look like you had a really fun time. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. looks like you and your family had a great time, naomi! thanks for the fabulous giveaway! xo

  4. This is an amazing giveaway! I've been desperate for a little getaway, but too poor to do so. Thank you so much for this giveaway; even if I don't win, I'm very happy that someone will get to enjoy this gift!

  5. Lauren

    I've been loving your photos from Charlottesville! So beautiful!

  6. LRC

    I would love to win this giveaway! It would help out quite a bit with the trip to DC we're planning for my little guy's 8th birthday :)

  7. Ohhhh I hope I win!!

  8. Jess

    I desperately want to visit the east coast! Enter me in this sweet giveaway!

  9. Please enter me! :)

  10. Abby

    I would love to receive this giveaway. My sister-in-law just lost her baby, a nightmare no parent should ever have to experience. We would love to use this to visit them 3,000 miles away in Seattle. Either that, or give the mourning couple a chance to have a weekend away together somewhere. Yeah, that sounds nice!

  11. roxanne

    I'd love to start out my summer with a trip!

    Also, I hope you stopped to get some good BBQ down there!

  12. cindy

    Thanks for sharing I love the shots you capture. They are so beautiful.

  13. Allison

    Only been to VA once… looks beautiful. Any trip would be great for my upcoming birthday! hope to win :)

  14. UVA and Charlottesville are so beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. Jessica

    Cool giveaway! Thanks for the chance to enter

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  16. Katie

    It looks like you went to The Flat! The crepes are so good!! I always look like a beast with nutella all over my face from going there

  17. I stumbled upon your instagram account and I gotta say, you have the cutest little family. Husband, baby and dog all of them lol and I LOVE yor daughters name too, don't hear it very often ♥

  18. G & M

    I love all your giveaways! I hope I win this one…we have a 9 month old and are in need of a little vacation!

  19. Would love to win this! I love traveling.

  20. KateK

    You have to be the cutest pregnant woman ever! Also, I really want to go to Charlottesville. This giveaway is incredible.

  21. What an awesome giveaway! Who wouldn't want this!!

  22. Mallory

    Love the pictures! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  23. Love your hair in the last photo! I think I will take a trip there just for the bagels :)

  24. Michele

    Wow! What a great giveaway!

  25. ooohh I'd love a little trip with my man. how wonderful!

  26. Your pictures are adorable!

    Would love to enter the giveaway!

  27. Fiona

    I would love to go to Charlottesville one of these days. I've never been, but it seems like such a charming place.

  28. patyhv

    You always take the best photos !! They are faab !! Thanks for the giveaway ;)

  29. Kali

    that bagel looks divine! beautiful pics of a beautiful place and beautiful people!

  30. Oh pick me pick me! Love your blog, always look forward to new posts!

  31. Kari

    What an awesome giveaway! We have a few trips planned in the next year, and winning a free hotel room would be fantastic!

    Adorable photos as always. :)

  32. my huz and i could sure use a getaway!

  33. Your weekend trip looks like it was such a blast! What a great new sponsor! :)

  34. Gem

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  35. What a fun giveaway!!

  36. eva

    OMG so many comments!
    i'd really love to know where yopu got your umbrella stroller from!

  37. KaLi

    I would love to win this giveaway!! I need a little vacations sooo bad!

    I love your hair and your dress, you look adorable!

    [email protected]

  38. I'm in love with that white dress of yours! So lovely. Please pick me!

  39. Sharon

    lovely photos and i'd love to be entered in this giveaway!

  40. Hello from the land down-under take 2…. I am not sure if it posted last time :s

    Let me start with your family blog is DEEEVINE! we are planing a trip over to the US in October and your lovely photography has inspired us to pay DC a little visit…

    Would love a accommodation giveaway while we are in town…. xox Three Sparrows.

  41. i want that free night. bad.

  42. Cori

    I love staying in hoteeeeels!

  43. uzaktan

    amazing giveaway!

  44. Heidi

    our 10 year anniversary is coming up, it would be awesome to have a free night somewhere fun.

  45. Augusta

    Love the photos from your trip!

  46. zen mom

    LOVE the umbrella!! Looks so fun!

  47. what a nice giveaway! i would love a free hotel stay!

    ps – i love bagels!

  48. xoxo

    Been following for a couple years now and your blog just keeps getting cuter and cuter.

  49. i was JUST dreaming of a micro babymoon before our second arrives. a night in a hotel room and room service for breakfast, that's all i want. too much for a pregnant mama to ask?

    your babe is gorgeous, as are you, as is your family. what blessings you have.

  50. Steph

    Would love to spend a weekend in C'Ville!! Thanks so much!

  51. BriAnne

    I love my little ones, but boy could I use a night off!

  52. Emily

    Great giveaway just in time for summer! Thank you!


  53. Annakha

    A holiday would be wonderful sometime soon :) Charlottesville looks lovely!

  54. Your IG pictures are adorable :)

  55. I would love to win the giveaway!! :)

  56. Riki

    Count me in, please!

  57. I just loved Charlottesville when I visited a few times in college! Such a historic town. :)

  58. Mia M.

    I'd like to win the trip because, well I never go anywhere and winning something always warms the soul!


    (Retro_Minx on twitter)

  59. janice

    Prettiest mama! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  60. Love to visit with my family!

  61. what a great give-away!! pick me! i need to plan a baby-moon….

  62. alyssa

    I would love a night away with my hubby! Great give away!

  63. Allison

    Ooh, Charlottesville?? Looks beautiful! I would love to visit.

  64. kate

    I could really appreciate a few free nights away. Thanks!

  65. We'd love to finally get a vacation! You guys seem to have so much fun on yours! xoxo

  66. Please add me to the giveaway! Thank you! :D

  67. Oh! I would be thrilled to win this giveaway! :)

  68. A weekend get away would be amazing! What a great giveaway, fingers crossed.

  69. This is a great giveaway. Our 1 year anniversary is next month. It would be great to getaway.

  70. This is a great giveaway. Our 1 year anniversary is next month. It would be great to getaway.

  71. Oh how our little family of 5 could use a nice quick getaway. thanks for the chance!

  72. Charlottesville is the most charming college town. You reminded me that I must visit my friend who's expecting and brother.

  73. Jenna E

    Thankfully you had an umbrella. Rain and a white dress is not ideal :p

  74. mellyt

    thank you for sharing your beautiful life! i would absolutely love to travel somewhere with my boyfriend :)

  75. I'd love to win the hotel stay!!!

  76. Abby

    What a fun giveaway! Love it!

  77. I'm loving how you've started to comment on captions!
    And great give away :)

    X Cecilie

  78. Oh a night out would be awesome for this mother!

  79. incredible bagels that aren't in New York?! That sounds incredible. I will have to be sure to stop at bodos my next trip south!

    winning the giveaway would be incredible! congrats on the new sponsor!

  80. amanda

    cute as a button pictures!

    andddd, what an awesome giveaway. how much fun that would be!

  81. Rudi

    I'd love a little getaway!! It's so hard to treat yourself on a college kid budget- especially when all you want to do is explore!!

    love, rudi

  82. ty;mich

    What a treat! It is such a joy to watch such a beautiful family grow everyday :)

  83. Rebecca

    I would love to go to Virginia!

  84. We would love to win! We are getting married in Charlottesville this fall and would love a credit towards our wedding night hotel room!!

  85. Grace

    oooo! A free night at a hotel! I'd love that!

  86. Jenn

    Oh love this giveaway.. would be lovely to have a weekend away!

  87. Holly

    What a great giveaway, thanks!

  88. Lauren

    What a great giveaway!

  89. That'd be perfect! I need a hotel room for an upcoming vacation to Chicago!

  90. I would love to be entered for the giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  91. Thanks for the giveaway! Very cute hair- you should post a tutorial!

  92. Alison

    I also went to UVa and loved seeing these pics! Thanks for posting.

  93. I wish I could win to celebrate finishing my first year of law school.

  94. Good giveaway, I have a Montana trip coming up I could use it on!

  95. Thanks for the great giveaway! Fingers crossed!