Friday, May 30, 2014

Anniversary Trip To Charleston

We did it, people. We broke away from our precious kiddos for four whole days and escaped to Charleston, South Carolina to celebrate our fifth anniversary! In short, it was heaven. We ate at fabulous restaurants (the ones I'd recommend most are Husk, Poogan's Porch, Poe's Tavern, and Hominy Grill), went shopping on King $treet, and did whatever the heck we wanted to!

Pinch me. For real!

We visited Sullivan's Island and Folly Beach as well. We stayed at the Francis Marion downtown, which I would highly recommend! And we stayed at Waters Edge Inn in Folly Beach, which was the cutest thing I'd ever seen! Of course, both had been written up in Southern Living, so I knew we couldn't go wrong.

Our anniversary isn't until next month, but this was when my hubby had vacay. So, celebrate we did! :)

Hurry! Let's get out of the driveway!
Dinner the first night at Poogan's Porch. So fab.
Brunch at Hominy Grill. If you go, get the Nasty Charleston. And two mimosas, but of course!
Hat shopping!
At Waterfront Park! The sailboats and the pier--just gorgeous!
By rainbow row!
Walking around Sullivan's Island! 
Beach bums!
At Magnolia Plantation! If you go, bring sunscreen!

Gator at Magnolia Plantation. There are lots!

Battery Park--those trees! So beautiful!

It was wonderful to get away with my main man. We enjoyed every second of our trip! So relaxing--just what we needed!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

To McAfee Knob

This afternoon, after church, my brother and I went to hike the trail to McAfee Knob. The trail was 7.8 miles, and the view from the top took my breath away. And in case you can't tell from the picture, I was more than a little freaked out at the crazy drop-off that was a few feet away! It felt so good to hike through the woods, splash through streams, work up a good sweat, and enjoy being in the great outdoors of Virginia!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Strawberry Festival

On Saturday, we went to the Strawberry Festival downtown with some of our friends, who are also in the surgery program. We had so much fun!

It was sixty-three degrees, sunny, and I had all three of my guys. Wonderful. Perfect. Couldn't have asked for more.

Jack is at that age where he thinks he's seven--only, he's one. So, he wanted to get down. He wanted to get popcorn. He wanted to dance. But his momma just wanted him to stay in his dadgum stroller and be happy! 

Now, don't get me wrong. This one loves his momma. But really, truly, he adores his daddy in a way that Nathan never did at this age! I mean, no one--no one--is as cool/awesome/exciting as "Dada."

Nathan wanted to get his face painted! I was so excited--maybe more excited than he was! He's getting to be such a "big boy." I mean, am I seriously going to have a four year old in less than two months!?

I can only say this because my parents don't read my blog, but Roanoke is starting to feel like home. Almost all my friends said it would take a year, and they were right. It doesn't officially feel like "home" yet, but almost. I feel like it's just around the corner. We met our friends at our favorite Mexican restaurant. We walked around, relaxed, enjoying the day. We ran into friends from church and friends from Bible study. We're comfortable here, and so blessed. Jesus put us here for a reason, and He has blessed us with wonderful friends and a wonderful sense of "belonging."

We had a great time at the Strawberry Festival! We'll definitely be going back next year {as long, of course, as Daddy isn't working!}.