Snow days this year are going to be a little bit different. They won’t be free-for-all days of whatever. This year, they will need to have more education built in. But, don’t worry: just because something is educational doesn’t mean it can’t be fun!
Though we all love the idea of flowers, chocolates, getting dressed up for a romantic, candlelit dinner and the exchange of sentimental gifts, once we start to have our own little “Valentine’s” running around that picture perfect scenario seems harder to attain. However, just because it’s no longer just the two of you, Valentine’s Day can still be a holiday filled with lots of love for the entire family.
It’s no secret that as the air gets crisper and the sun goes down earlier that it’s harder to get the kids outside to play. Especially this time of year, after they have collected all sorts of new toys from Santa, most are content waiting for spring to arrive for outside activities to resume. However, here at Embrey Mill, with so much open space, parks and trails, it can be the perfect Winter Wonderland to play, explore, and spend family fun time together. Here are some ideas to encourage the kids to be curious and creative right here in their own neighborhood.
With the New Year comes the inevitable New Year’s Resolutions, we all try to make but usually have a hard time keeping. There are many reasons our resolutions fall apart, from unrealistic expectations to not enough time with work. Fortunately, when you live at Embrey Mill, keeping those classic New Year’s Resolutions becomes easier! Here’s a quick guide on how to keep your 2018 resolutions!
It’s Spring time ladies and gentlemen, and we all know what that means, spring cleaning!
No one actually looks forward to cleaning, there is just something about the blooming flowers and sunny days that motivates one to start fresh in their Embrey Mill home. Here are just a few tips and tricks to get the whole family in on the fun of spring cleaning.
Embrey Mill is so excited to be a part of Drees Homes’ 90th Anniversary Celebration!
The Drees story begins in 1928, when German immigrant, Theodore Drees came to the United States, like so many others, searching for a better life. Drees Homes was born, and to this day remains a family-owned and operated business. Drees has now become the 14th largest privately-owned homebuilder and the 32nd largest overall.
Do you need a little less stress and a little more magic in your holiday?
If so, look no further than Busch Gardens Christmas Town in Williamsburg, Virginia. It’s a place full of Christmas magic, so close to home. It’s that special time of year when the kids start getting so excited about Santa making a visit, but where mom and dad tend to get a little stressed. Although it is the most wonderful time of the year, shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking and preparing for family visits can be a bit overwhelming.
Somehow, it’s already November, the leaves are well into “Fall” mode, and the fall school sports season is well under way. As things heat up at the local high schools, it should be noted that two prominent schools – Colonial Forge and North Stafford – have a long-standing sports rivalry that, once again, will be in full swing.
With Embrey Mill being centrally, located near Washington DC and several military bases we understand, maybe a little more than most, what it is like to have so many of our loved ones, neighbors and friends, fighting for our freedom. Lighting our front porch green is a small token to show our gratitude.
You can feel the air changing; the kids are once again riding the giant yellow school bus; and leaves are starting to change color, the signs of Fall are all upon us.
Every year Embrey Mill’s HOA holds a family focused Fall Festival. Imagine Super Hero’s, Jedi, and Power Rangers taking over Embrey Field as they come to play games and compete for the best costume prize.
With the hazy, lazy days of summer fastly approaching, as well as the opening of the Embrey Mill pool on Saturday, May 27, now is a great time to review some swimming safety tips to keep our littlest swimmer’s safe while enjoying all the pool has to offer.
Here at Embrey Mill we offer a variety of opportunities to keep fit without leaving the community.
Our pool is equipped with five lap lanes separate from the kid’s splash zone area. The Fitness Center at the Embrey House is armed with plenty of cardio and weight training equipment. If you want to enjoy the great outdoors take a walk/run on our Rocky Run Trail.
Typically, winter is one of the slowest seasons for new home sales, mostly because homebuyers are wary of traveling in the colder weather. According to realtor.com’s article Reasons to Buy a Home This Winter, it is better to consider buying a home in the winter to beat the home buying crowds that will be largest during the spring season. This, combined with the current state of the real estate market, makes now the perfect time to buy your dream home at Embrey Mill in Stafford, VA!