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Thankful for Thanksgiving

We had such a great time seeing my family for Thanksgiving. I HATE leaving because I feel like we never stay long enough!

We arrived Tuesday afternoon, hung out with my parents, played games and sat around the Christmas tree reading Kisses from Katie and watching football.

On Wednesday, me, my mom and my sister had planned on sewing and crafting all day, but my sister ended up feeling sick, so mom and I just chilled out and worked on Christmas stuff. Joel and dad worked out at the Y while I went to the dentist (yes, I’ve not lived in WV for 7 years, but I LOVE my dentist!!) and then we met up with Kemble and Jeff for dinner at a new Thai restaurant at Pullman’s Square. (Hello! My hometown just got a White House Black Market! What up, Huntington!)

Thursday was National Stay-in-your-PJ’s-and-celebrate-Thanksgiving and we took advantage of the fun day together.

We celebrated Christmas since we will be in Memphis for Christmas. It was really fun.

If you know my amazing Daddy, you might think he is praying here in this photo. But lest you be confused,

Just know that he had the whole family in stitches with his new favorite Glozell video. The best part of this story is that origionally he thought this was a song about “Black Friday”…but it’s just an amazingly hysterical black woman singing Rebecca Black’s song “Friday”… LoveĀ  it!

In case you missed my favorite Glozell video, well then HERE ya go.

And lest you be confused yet again…This is completely normal.

Do you see why I say that I love my family so much?!? They are so fun.

Thanks for the wonderful Thanksgiving/Christmas celebration, Momma and Papa!


A Fun Little Overnighter

We got to spend a fun 48-hours in Charleston with Joel’s parents (my parent’s-in-love) and it was an aesthetically-pleasing-blast!

We drove to Charleston Saturday morning, grabbed breakfast with our friends, Brandon and Ansley and then picked Joel’s parents up from the airport.

Our first great find was the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market at the corner of Calhoun and Market. What a fun adventure. There were fantastic gourmet food vendors, handmade goods and fresh produce.

We dominated the Honey Crisp apple selection (have you HAD ONE BEFORE?? Oh my word…delish) as well as the fresh kettle corn!

It could not have been a more beautiful day, with more yummy food or better traveling partners.

Next stop, lunch at “Poe’s Tavern” on Sullivan’s Island… have ya been there? Again…delish.

Mrs. Anita and I walked through the Market while the boys dozed off and on through some football games. We re-grouped and had a late supper at “Hyman’s”.

The next morning, we had a quick breakfast at “Toast” and then off to East Cooper Baptist Church. (I was being lazy and didn’t want to go to church, but was SOOO blessed by the service. Especially the Sovereign Grace Worship Music.)

After church, some of our favorite “locals”, the Ware’s recommended we check out another awesome Charleston gem, the Pitt’s Street Bridge. It was so gorgeous and so refreshing.

We checked out of our hotel and went looking for some late lunch. We stumbled upon “Second Sunday on King Street”

Oh my word. It was SO fun! The stores and restaurants on King Street throw their doors open wide, put out tables and chairs and allow patrons to shop and eat out on the street. It felt like we were in Rome or something! It provided the best people watching you’ve ever seen.

(Terrible picture, I know, but you get the idea.)

We enjoyed a Buffalo Chicken Pizza from Mellow Mushroom and mourned our need to leave to head back to work.

We had SO much fun. So, if you ever find yourself in Charleston for 48-hours, I highly recommend our itinerary!

Now, if you’re there for a week, just ask Mrs. Anita, because she is now the Low Country expert. Thanks for such a fun time together, Hurdles! xoxo