Wednesday, November 16, 2011

On the Road

From October 20 through November 10th Finn and I were in Charleston for a total of 4 days. 

Whew! This was the most I’ve travelled since college. 

Here’s what we did:

Here we are on our way to Greenville and we stopped at the Columbiana Mall to eat some lunch and burn off energy for the rest of the trip. I love watching Finn at playgrounds.
Can you find Finn?

Then when we got to Greenville, we saw Finn's basketball goal was ready to be used. Finn did awesome. I think he's gonna be our basketball superstar.

I was in Greenville for a couple days and got to see my Greenville girls. (Unfortunately no picture was taken) Then for the weekend, I headed to Lake Lure for Jamie's bachelorette weekend. We had a lot of fun just lounging around, talking, laughing, eating and enjoying our gorgeous view!

Once back in Greenville my mom had her first Tastefully Simple party. This was the first time I've tried their food and it it was awesome! If anyone would like to host a party, let her or me know. They are super fun because you eat the whole time! Plus, their prices are very great. (around $5-$8/item) This is her placing her first order. Way to go, Mom!

Then we took Finn to Skytop Orchard. It is a place we used to go and I wanted to take Finn there too. He had a blast and slept like a baby that night. Well, he is a baby, so I guess that’s how he would sleep. But you know what I mean. I also had the best donut of my life.

By now it is Wednesday of that week and I went to Atlanta to see my BFF, Amy, and her family. It was great to hang out and meet 2 of her 3 boys for the first time. They were so fun! However, I am a bad friend and only took this picture. 
(Atlanta also means getting to go to the best gas station ever - QT!)

I got back in Greenville and rested a day in preparation for the big wedding weekend of Jamie Ball Dawson!

After the wedding we headed back to Charleston and our family was happily reunited. 

While we were home, Finn found a new favorite “toy.” I really hope he isn’t trying to tell me something. I think Grandmama Faye rubbed off on him.

So after 4 great days in Charleston, we packed back up – actually, who am I kidding? I never unpacked – and headed back to Greenville so that Granddaddy and Grandmama could keep Finn while Rachel and I went to Colorado! Rachel will be moving to Denver in January to pursue her Masters in Counseling at Denver Seminary. We are very sad that she won’t be nearby for the next few years, but we are equally excited that she is following the Lord’s call on her life. I know she is going to be an amazing counselor and will help many. Also, now Jeremy and I can have a free place to stay when we want to go to Colorado!

Here are some snapshots of Denver and the surrounding area.

Look what I found!

Here are Rachel's apartments where she'll be living and the campus.

And this is her "backyard." Pretty awesome, huh?

Our fantastic host.

Whoops, here is the real one, Stef. (Rachel and the cat above really bonded, by the way)

And here are a couple of the best meals I’ve ever had.

We stayed one more day in Greenville once we got back from CO. Finn loved going to Granddaddy’s office and showing off. (I think Granddaddy liked it too)

And now here we are, home sweet home, and getting back to our normal routine. I’m so thankful for Jeremy working so hard and being so kind to support and encourage us to do things like this. But nothing beats home and being together as a family.

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