Olivia got to go to her second family beach week this passed week. We had so much fun!
While Jamie gets to play in Vegas for the week, I get to take care of a teething baby. Joys. Somehow my view doesn’t look as great.
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.
Had so much fun at the Blueberry Festival in Jamie’s hometown. They had hundred of venders, food, live music… it was so much fun!
Jamie planned an amazing getaway for our 6 year anniversary. We traveled only an hour north for an overnight stay in Beaufort, SC. My parents came and watched little O for our first overnight stay away from her.
It was storming when we arrived but the rain cleared while we explored downtown and then the sun was out for the rest of our stay.
We stayed at the Rhett House Inn where Forest Gump was filmed. It is a beautiful B&B with an amazing staff.We stayed in room #1 on the main floor that had a beautiful gay window that overlooked the garden.
The grounds of the Rhett House Inn are beautiful. We played croquet and badminton in the afternoon. For dinner, we headed to the waterfront and enjoyed our meal on the patio of the Saltus River Grill. We shared a Gnocchi app, I had a filet and Jamie had Sea Scallops with risotto.
After dinner, we enjoyed a stroll along the Chambers Waterfront Park. Many swings line the waterfront. You can get great views of the Beaufort River, the Woods Memorial Bridge, the western tip of Lady’s Island, the eastern side of Port Royal Island, and the northern tip of Parris Island.
The Rhett House Inn offers complimentary, homemade desserts in the evening. We sampled all four that were offered. So yummy! Jamie said the apple pie was the best he had ever had.
We had complimentary breakfast on the front porch. I had french toast and Jamie had the blueberry pancakes.
After breakfast, we explored downtown on the beach cruisers provided by the inn. I love seeing South Carolina’s second-oldest city and its wonderful historic downtown district. The homes and landscaping are amazing.Before departing, we took a dip in the pool at the Sanctuary Golf Club where the Rhett House Inn guests have full access. Soaked up some rays and then headed back home.
These past 6 years have been amazing. Jamie, you have given me the most precious gift I could have ever asked for, our beautiful daughter Olivia Rose. I love you to the moon and back and can’t wait to grow old with you. No one but you could put up with me this long!
My mom picked Olivia and I up and we drove down to Florida for the weekend. It was great to see Opa and Nana. An added bonus was that my tanta Elke was in town all the way from Washington. It was Livie’s first time getting to meet her which was special. She wasn’t sure about her at first but she warmed up really fast once Elke offered her some food. Such a little stinker!
Little Livie got to enjoy her first UNC tailgate experience on Saturday. We used to have season tickets for a few years before we moved away so it was exciting going home for a game. We really needed to put to good use our UNC tent, tables, chairs and other tailgating equipment this year. Jamie was so excited to take her back to his old campus. He went not only for undergrad but also for his Master at the University of North Carolina. So when I say ‘he bleeds Carolina blue…’ I mean he BLEEDS it! It will always be in his blood. Jamie’s parents and sister Mika drove up for the game and my parents also went. It was a noon game so Olivia and I had to go home after she got to experience a UNC tailgate. She got to meet the real Rameses, a Horned Dorset Sheep and the cheerleading Mascot at the new Victory Walk. It was sad not seeing the Old Well Walk but I kinda of liked the idea that the first year the school is starting new traditions was the first year for Olivia to join in on the festivities. We had the opportunity to make new traditions with her. Jamie and his dad cooked (GIANT) steaks and BBQ chicken on the grill. We had rosemary potatoes that were so yummy and other fixins. I am so glad that Jamie got to share a very important tradition with Olivia and show her around a place that he loves now that we live almost 400 miles away. When everyone went to the game, Olivia and I got to cheer on the team from my parents house. We even got to see Daddy on TV in the stands!
Little Livie and I are drove home from Florida yesterday. We had a blast visiting family.
Olivia got to meet so many new faces.
Here is my Five on Friday for the week! Short and Sweet.
I cannot believe little Livie is 2 months old! Where has the time gone?!? She has developed and grown so much just within the last week. I want her to stay this small forever!
Meeting Great Grandparents. Olivia has met all but one Great within the past two weeks. Their faces just light up so much when they first meet her. The only one she hasn’t met is my mom’s mom who lives all the way in Washington state. It is so fun seeing all of the generations together.
I have been listening to this cover of Grimes’ “Oblivion” by Franz Ferdinand all week. I love the original but this cover is great!
I am OBSESSED with Catbird stackable rings! They sell the whole alphabet in silver, gold and rose gold. I really want an ‘O’ for Olivia, a horizontal bar of diamonds, an “I ❤ u” and a heart. I really could have them all!!!! They are so delicate and simple. My ring finger is a size 4.5 so I can usually only pull off thin and slender rings. I have been hinting at Jamie for awhile now. Wink, wink…
Even though we got a big L for UNC’s first game of the season, it is still fun to dress little Livie up. We might be watching it from home but that doesn’t stop me from accessorizing!