It's true what Dorothy said: "There's no place like home".
Before my eldest child enters the world of school next month, I decided we needed to get in some traveling. Our first stop: home sweet home - Charleston!
My first visit was with my high school buddy Kelly - we met up at a Mexican restaurant the first night I arrived and it was so good to visit with her and catch up but unfortunately I took ZERO pictures :(.
Next up I was able to visit with my Mom's best friend Erma - she and my Momma have been friends as far back as my childhood memories will carry me and I love her dearly. Because our Momma's have been friends for ages, Erma's daughter Lee and I have been too. Lee has two boys and her eldest, Ethan and my girls had a fun little play date.
Oh this girl - she was in serious Avery form while we were there visiting. In the 3'ish hours that we were there, she dumped their trash can over, broke a hanging pottery garden decoration that's been there since I was in high school (gasp!), got soaked in their garden fountain and for some reason which I still can't seem to figure out stripped down naked (honestly - I turned around and she was NAKED)!
she had fun though
lots and lots of fun
I was able to visit my two best Charleston buddies while I was there and again failed to photograph it - ugh! Casey and Jennifer, two of my dearest of friends are in the throws of Mommyhood with me and I treasure our conversations and any time spent together. I'm super thankful that we Mommy's were able to get out on our own while I was home to have supper at Virginias on King and man, was it delicious!
Mostly I spent time with my Momma and Jim. It was bittersweet time spent at their home in Pimlico because shortly before my visit they'd sold it and I knew it'd be my last visit until who knows when. The silver lining to them leaving Charleston is that they'll be moving here as soon as they find the perfect home, Despite not being able to hop down to Charleston and knowing I'll have a place to stay, I'd give up a place to stay in Charleston any day of the week in exchange for having them near long term. I'm really so very excited that they'll be here to stay soon - such a blessing.
One of my most favorite things about their neighborhood in Pimlico is the gorgeous view of the Cooper River at the boat dock they have access to. I decided to get the girls down at the boat dock to capture them in that setting one more time - it really is so pretty!
Luckily I live in a city not too far from Charleston and this city happens to possess lots of good shopping, so my friends have promised a future visit and I'm going to hold them to it. One word girls: IKEA. Enough said - y'all let me know when to expect you. :)