charleston in july

many of you may know that every year for the past three years adam and i have spent our anniversary {dec 18} in charleston. it’s SO LOVELY during the holidays! but i had the pleasure of spending a bit during this july and finally seeing the beach. we stayed with some friends of steph’s and had a FABULOUS time. thanks to wendy and daniel, the MOST hospitable hosts ever. xox

{here we are, thrilled!}

{first things first, must visit walmart. in charleston they are quite nice, including store front windows!}

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{then we must visit the market. steph bought a thai wooden frog for her class}

{after a visit down the fab king st, we had lunch at southend. so YUM!}

{steph and wendy}

{my delicious crab and shrimp dip…mmm…}

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{steph’s fried green tomatoes. aren’t they lovely?!}

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{our artwork}

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{after lunch we walked around town. i loved these dr.suess-looking trees}

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{and it’s not a complete charleston trip unless you see (and smell) the carriages}

{later in the evening, steph and i took a stroll on the beach (my first @ isle of palms)}

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{after our beach stroll, we walked past some lovely homes!}

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{one of my favorites was the bright turquoise house with the homemade flip-flop wreath}

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{the flip-flop look was carried out to the mailbox, too!}

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{to top off the evening, we attended trivia night. it was very difficult, but fun. and we came in 4th!}

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{thanks to kevin and daniel and their knowledge of all things science/math and random facts}

{the following day was spent at the beach…in the sun! perhaps steph will share her photos with you all}

thanks to wendy and daniel for a lovely weekend!

cutest new baby cousin

meet AVERY RYANNE…

isn’t she just DARLING!?! LOVE her.

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{congratulations, jonathan & carrie. you made an ADORABLE baby girl!}

when life gets you down

make sure YOU are on top!

ice age in 3D

today, with the pool being closed {our usual spot} i surprised the kiddies with a trip to the “real” movie theater {we usually do the $ theater}! fortunately it was in 3D…unfortunately, i didn’t stay awake…ahaha! but the glasses were THE BEST part. by far!

{here’s proof!}

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another birthday bash for my adam love

it was SO fun to go out with all of the goodwins {and merrells} to turner field for the great american pastime! braves v mets with publix subs {best subs}, cape cod chips {best chips} and cherry cokes {best drink}! not to mention the weather was PERFECT! not too hot but plenty of sunshine. yum yum.

happy birthday, again, my adam love!

{it was nascar night, too!}

{go braves!}

{way into the game, right?!}

{parents to-be}

{the whole gang}

{those goofy brothers}

{goodwin girls}

{the merrell twins, douglas and paul}

{smooch even studied at the game…those dang boards…}

{super preggo manda, looking great!}

{after the game we went to manda and doug’s new home for jello cake and ice cream}

{aaron did the decorating}

{isn’t it lovely?!}

{those goodwins had a great time-note the lightening mcqueen party glasses, in honor of adam’s nascar themed party}

{adam and his crazy padre}

{and then with his even crazier wife!}

hope all of your birthday wishes come true, smooch!

xox

SUG

happy birthday to my best friend

{my best friend}

he’s 6’4  and some-odd lbs of solid love.

he has huge hands and an even huge-er heart.

he loves art and continually creates it.

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he’s handsome, fun, intelligent and witty.

he’s unceasingly compassionate and patient.

he makes me smile when i see him smile.

he makes me deliriously happy when he holds me tight.

i was smitten the moment he first grabbed my hand.

i love him more everyday and forever will.

he’s my sexy-smooch-adam-lover.

happy birthday, adam love!

luv,

SUG

marlie marlie marlie marlie, life is but a dream

she’s baaack. well, for the week anyway. we had lots of fun, like we always do, when mar comes to stay!

{mar and i spent a few days with my kiddos, and they wanted to take pictures}

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WE LOVE YOU MAR!

how many nights in a row can we watch fireworks and eat watermelon

it’s the 4th of july time of year! it was so fun. we really did see fireworks thursday, friday and saturday night! best year for fireworks, ever!

{this is actually from night #2, our camera was dead on the first night of festivities}

{with the blanks and lauren’s parents}

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{the next day mom, ben, mick and i went to the augusta july 4th fair downtown and had a blast!}

{ben and mick made friends with the ice cream lady}

{these were all of the treats you could partake in at the fair. i had a lemonade and mom had cotton candy, nothing else}

{although we all mooched some cotton from mom. it was SO yummy. vanilla flavored!}

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{notice the locals i was able to capture}

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{we decided to extend our fun onto one of the kiddy rides. it was hilarious!}

{mom, riding with ben, screamed her head off the ENTIRE time. hahah}

{random huge cow and carton of ice cream. notice mick “milking” the cow and ben modeling the carton for us}

{locals riding ponies}

{pretty ponies}

{this photo is to portray the old/rundown-ness of augusta…notice the boards and all}

{our next stop was the “car show”, consisting of about 20 cars}

{it’s nice to have these reminders…we might forget!}

{this is our country spread of yummy-ness, including adam’s pride and joy (his ribs)}

{and my momma’s blueberry cobbler, made form the berries i picked last summer! mmm…}

{after dinner, we took some family photos}

{then it was fireworks-watchin’-time, again!}

LOVE 4th of july and this year was great!

happy birthday, america!