Collin and I headed to Harbor Island for our FIRST weekend alone since Clara Beth was born. It was a MUCH NEEDED vacation! We have been trying to plan something for awhile now, but CB nursed until she was 14 months old (and would NOT take a bottle!), and since then scheduling has been difficult. One of Collin’s upcoming brides decided to do her Engagement session at her family’s plantation down in Beaufort (which was BEAUTIFUL, by the way- built in 1860…AMAZING! Stay tuned in the next few weeks for pics from that session!), so we decided to make a weekend out of it. We lined up SUPER-FUN babysitters (more on that later), and booked a condo on the beach in Harbor Island. We had a WONDERFUL time! Soooo Relaxing- the perfect amount of time away!
No pics from Friday. We had a delicious supper with a beautiful veiw of the marsh at Johnson Creek Tavern, but forgot the camera. 🙁
Saturday morning we headed over to Fripp Island. When Collin and I started dating we spent a lot of time here. Collin’s grandfather, Abie, retired there, and we would visit him often. Abie moved to Jacksonville several years ago, so we have not been to Fripp in a long time. Collin’s great uncle and aunt, Steve and Joan, still live on the island, so we had a great visit/lunch with them on Saturday.
It was so nice to see them! It had been WAY too long!
From there, we headed to Beaufort to enjoy their downtown. We had several cups of coffee from this coffee shop over the weekend…
Enjoying some of that coffee at Waterfront Park. Incredible views!
Walking around Beaufort
We were up for the sunrise on Sunday! WHAT?!?!? We had the opportunity to sleep in and we COULDN’T!!! These kids have completely messed us up in the whole sleeping-in department. It was breathtaking, though. I’m glad we missed out on the sleep!
This is where we stayed. It was perfect…oceanfront, although not the kind of oceanfront I’m used to. It was a LONG walk to the beach from the condo. Perfect for us, but I can’t imagine making that trek with our 2 kids and all of their gear!
After a lazy morning we checked out of the condo and then spent more time in Beaufort. We had lunch at Plum’s. GREAT views again.
We also walked over to the church that Collin’s grandparents attended. There is a memorial garden for Mimi, his grandmother there. Collin was so close to his grandmother, and still is very close to his grandfather (Abie). I hate that I was never able to meet Roes. She was an amazing woman from the stories I have heard. And she and Abie have the most romantic love story…she was a war bride from New Zealand, and went on seven dates before they were married. Then they were apart for a period while he finished his time in the war. They had been married for 50 years when she died. Incredible. It should be a movie! We named Makgill after both of them…Brooks (Abie’s middle name) Makgill (Roes’ maiden name). What a legacy!
And then we came home. I can’t tell you how happy I was to see these two babes! There were so many snuggles and kisses from them both (even Mak!). Collin and I had such a wonderful weekend together. I LOVE this man so much! It’s nice to have a break to appreciate all that’s waiting back home for you!
Now on to how the kids spent their weekend…
My WONDERFUL brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Erin, kept the kids for us. I have to admit, I was a little scared that Mak and CB wouldn’t want us to come home after spending a few days with these two. They are a SERIOUSLY GREAT aunt and uncle! My kids are super blessed to have great aunts and uncles…Anyway, they of course had a Super-Fun weekend!
They started out by making cookies on Friday night (yes, our kitchen is STILL under renovation. BUT, Steven has our cabinet doors almost ready, and then it will be time for countertops/backsplash, and THEN it will be DONE!!!)! Mak has been talking about this experience since we got home!
Andrew…WHAT are you teaching my son?!?!?!
Yeah- Thanks for that!
Saturday they headed to Mcleod Farms for some pumpkin pickin’ and a hayride. FUN!!!
Our Little Punkins!
So many pumpkins, so little time…what’s a 3 year old to do?
Hey, girls can play with tractors, too!
Thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of our Babies, Andrew and Erin! You have no idea how relaxed we were knowing that we had left them in such good hands. We can’t wait to return the favor…Soon?…Maybe?…A few years or less?…Come on- give us SOMETHING!?!?!