to the place I belong…
(not West Virginia. South Carolina!)
I know we’ve only been in Brazil for 3 months, but it still felt SO nice to get back home to SC and see my family. I already posted on the “main event” of my trip, but honestly, every day that I was home was just as fabulous, getting to spend time with the people I love. My mom is so cute and immediately threw me a lunch to get to know her “Columbia crowd” which consisted of some new neighbors and friends, some of my mom’s old college friends (reunited once again in Columbia) and a couple of cousins who now live close by. My parents were still living in Newberry when I got married so it was fun getting to spend time with her Columbia gals. Here are a few shots from the day:
I was so happy to be visiting over Mother’s Day, too! That Sunday, my mom and I headed to Edisto (Dad had work obligations) and spent a few days with my grandparents, my brother, Suzanne and their sweet Augusta Clare, Suzanne’s parents and Suzanne’s sister & her boyfriend! To me, Edisto is truly like heaven on earth. I loved every second that we were there, and of course it was amazing to be surrounded by so many special people.
Suzanne’s dad, Billy, went crabbing in Edisto and somehow my mom and I took all of the crabs with us when we left so we made a night of it — watching American Idol or The Bachelorette, picking out crabs and dipping them in hot, melted butter. :)
The rest of the visit was so great. I loaded up (2 suitcases full!) of random odds & ends to bring back, and had a ton of fun seeing family. I miss you already!!