Family Beach Week 2014

Olivia got to go to her second family beach week this passed week.  We had so much fun!

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Smoker

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Well, I was a good wife and picked up a Charcoal Grill/Smoker that was 100% free on the side of the road.  Jamie decided to take on the “Mount Everest” of smoking meats and wanted to do a Brisket as his first smoking meat.    IMG_0358IMG_0356IMG_0357After smoking it for over 10 hours, it was the best Brisket I have ever tasted!  He did it a Texas style and I made the butter beans and corn from our garden and twice baked potatoes.

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Hunting Island State Park

 IMG_9666IMG_9704Fotor0804214810IMG_9698  We took a day trip to Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina.   The park is right above Hilton Head and below Beaufort.  Only an hour and a half drive.  It has a wonderful beach, light house you can walk up to the top to, walking trails and so much more!  Olivia loved the water.  She hadn’t been to the ocean since last years family beach week so I’m sure she did not remember it.

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Guess who turned one today!  My sweet Olivia Rose.  This year you have made me a better person and I hope that you keep teaching me.  Being a mom is the best thing ever and I’m just so fortunate that you are my daughter.  You are the sweetest, silliest, most fun little girl in the whole wide world.  You are so beautiful, your blue eyes and 8 teeth smile light up the room!  This year has been incredible and we can’t wait to see what each new day brings with you in it.  Love you little string bean!

Love Always,

Your mama.