Country Roads, Take Me Home

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:

Drinks and appetizers outside on the patio

Sunshine & chit-chat

The table set beautifully! West Point china, hydrangeas from the yard and place cards

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.

Brad and his beautiful baby girl

My mom, “Gigi,” and Augusta Clare swinging in the backyard. Looking good AC! 😎

From the dock looking back at the house. oh, the moss….


Kayaking through the marsh

The whole crew out at a wonderful dinner!  Thanks Papa!

Clearly Augusta Clare was the highlight / entertainment of the weekend.  She’s so awesome.

Augusta Clare and her great grandmother, Clare Fincher!

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!!

backyard with Mom & Dad.  They are so cute.

I love my grandparents!!!  Also very cute.  🙂

Great lunch in Chapin at my grandparents’ favorite new spot. With my amazing Aunt Sheryl! xoxoxox

4 thoughts on “Country Roads, Take Me Home

  1. Girl. ebay is where it’s at. My parents are actually certified hoarders of WP china – they have a ton! – so you should really try buying from them first. 🙂 It’s beautiful though!

  2. haha–I think your dad has stopped buying WP china on ebay since we now have quite a bit!! Love your post and pics from our week together in South Carolina! Love and miss you and can’t wait to see you AND Michael in July!

  3. I loved seeing the pictures a comments about your SC trip, and I remembered how much fun it was to be with you. Now w are anxious for you and Michael to come to the lake on your next trip. Nan

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