Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Our vacation recap...

Despite a one day departure delay due to Hurricane Irene...we were still able to enjoy 4 glorious days in one of my favorite states...South Carolina.  We actually stayed about 45 minutes outside of Charleston in a lovely log cabin on some stocked fishing lakes with my parents.  It's very peaceful there and with Charleston close by we had plenty to do!  I won't bore you with the details but I'm hoping to hit the highlights by sharing our day by day with some pictures and a few words thrown in!

After arriving Sunday evening and unpacking everything it was bath time for Addie. After finishing her bath - I started getting her ready for bed and then let her crawl around as the hubs and I discussed what we wanted to do the next day. She was out of our sight for no more than 15 seconds when we heard a splash...apparently Addie wasn't done with her bath! I embraced the moment by grabbing the camera:)
My parents didn't arrive until Monday afternoon so we spent most of Monday hanging around the cabin and checking out all of the ponds, trails, and activities. After my parents arrived, the guys enjoyed some time fishing the ponds and catching catfish!!
Addie met her first horse on Tuesday as we took a covered wagon ride around the property and learned alot about the history of the property and the current conservation efforts the property has in place. The guys also did some more fishing and catching!!
Wednesday was the day we ventured into Charleston but not before spending the morning in Summerville, SC at the Middleton Place plantation. I'm a huge dork when it comes to history so I loved touring the plantation and learning all about the Middleton family (no relation to Kate Middleton...yep, I asked!) and the antebellum era in South Carolina. We spent the afternoon and evening in Charleston walking the battery and drooling over all of the beautiful million dollar homes.
This has to be one of my favorite pictures...EVER! Nothing sweeter than watching the special bond my dad and Addie are developing!! This picture was taken steps from our cabin door!!  The guys golfed on Thursday and my mom and I strolled with Addie in tow around the property before departing in the afternoon.

This was certainly one of the best vacations we have ever been on and are really looking forward to making it annual thing.



Cheryl E. said...

Looks like you had a very relaxing vacation and that pic of Addie and her Grandpa is tooooo adorable. That is a must blow up and frame pic!

Samantha said...

What gorgeous pics! I love them all! Glad you guys had fun! We hope to venture down to the Carolinas with Gwen in the next few years for a vacation. I'll have to hit you up for tips when I do!

Natalie said...

Looks like you guys had a great time and that Addie was a little trooper! I love the Charleston area...so much to do and good food! I love the fact she wasn't done with her bath...too funny!

Anonymous said...

aww sounds like a very relaxing time! that pic of her in that white jumper is too adorable!

Kelli Kegley said...

I'm so glad y'all had a good time! I would love to go to South Carolina.

That pic of her in the little smocked number? TOO CUTE!!!! And the story of her getting back in the bathtub was hilarious!

Stephanie said...

That picture of she and your dad is adorable!! Love a grandpas love!

Left a fun Meme for you on my blog! http://thegimlinfamily.blogspot.com/2011/09/400th-post-remembering-7-posts-from.html

Jennifer S. said...

SOunds like a relaxing vacation. Great pics too! Your little one is too cute!