Monday, May 2, 2011

I'm Back!

Not sure if you realized that I have been missing all last week or not, but I was in the beautiful state of South Carolina with my family for Easter. 
This is where we stayed, in Isle of Palms.
We had such a wonderful time with beautiful weather!  We got there last Saturday and were able to enjoy a nice lunch in Charleston outside with the pups (Baxter, Tilley, and Molly).

Then we came back to the house and Kates, little Ms Martha, insisted we must have dyed Easter eggs for the morning.  I mean, really, how else would the Easter Bunny know how to find us?!  ;)

Baxter and I woke up to a wonderful surprise of candies and Lilly cookies on our bedside table from Katie and Tilley!  I was super excited as I had never actually seen the cookies in person!!!  Thanks K&T!

After church on Sunday morning (and I must inform you we had to sit on the alter WITH the priest and alter boys…that was an experience I will never forget!), we had a nice brunch together at home and then went out to the pool for a while.  Baxter had to get as much attention as possible from his great grandmother, as she loves to stir him up!

Later, we were able to take the dogs on a nice long walk on the beach.

Miss Tilley had more sand on her than on the beach!  She LOVED it!

Meanwhile, Molly was pretty sure the two little ones were crazy, and she much rather chill poolside!

While, Baxter and Tilley enjoyed swimming laps in the pool!

Check out Bax swimming~he LOVED it!  I think this means the next house must have a pool in the backyard :)

Monday we took a trip to Savannah, Georgia and Hilton Head Island, SC.  
Look at the beautiful Spanish Moss that hung from the trees in Savannah.

After taking a walk along the shops on the water, we headed for a much needed lunch…at Paula Dean's restaurant, Lady and Sons.  It was everything we imagined!

Kates and I were so excited and knew we had to take pictures to post on the blog for you all!

Sweet tea, buttermilk biscuits, and cornbread….how much more southern can you get? 

I had the chicken salad sandwich (I know, really ventured out there, huh…but it was DELISH!) with Jelly Roll's fries (potatoes battered and fried).  Yummm…and I think it was very healthy, what do you think?

While we were away Gran turned 83 and boy did she hang in there with us!  She has more spunk to her than most young gals!  Every once in a while she liked to rest while we shopped away.  Don't let that fool you, though, she will do the Michael Jackson Moonwalk as we walk into the next shop!

And of course we had to try on the biggest hats we could find!  Aunt K found the biggest one by far!  This was also the shop we found umbrellas for $140.  Really?!

I wish I had more pictures for you, but between all the laughs and shopping, I forgot to take more!  We headed to Charleston for a day of shopping on Tuesday where I found tons of fun jewelry!  And Wednesday was Granny's big day, so we relaxed by the pool and went for a nice dinner in Charleston at Carolina's where I had the best southern Shrimp & Grits!  Mmmmm!

I'm already dreaming about our next trip!

Hope you all had a wonderful week and I'm glad to be back and catching up with you all again!


  1. Glad you're back and that you had fun in SC! We missed you!

  2. Let's go back right now!!!!

  3. I did notice you were gone and have missed your posts! That trip looks like the perfect mix of relaxation and fun. That Spanish moss is gorgeous and that Paula Dean restaurant sounds delish!

  4. That looks like a wonderful trip! I need to get to Lady and Sons one of these days! I love it that your sister demanded coloring the eggs!

  5. did not tell me that you were going or that you went to Savannah!!!!!!! Mark that one off your list and bump me right on up. So fun!!!