Well, 10 hours and 12 stops later we made it! It should have taken about 7 hours to get here but with 2 kids that get car sick and a prego SIL we had to have a few extra stops. I have to say this is the most laid back non-commercialized beach I have ever been to. There are huge Cypress trees filled with Spanish Moss and Palm trees side by side. There are a few glorified mom and pop restaurants around the beach, a few gift shops, a seafood market, church, fire and police stations, a Piggly Wiggly and that is about it. The beach is FULL of shells, so much is some places you couldn't take your shoes off. Sunday was a little cooler and rainy so we drove inland a couple of miles and went to a seafood market and picked up some shrimp and went to a dirt floor veggi/fruit market and picked up some veggies and a freshly homemade key lime pie, mmmmmm. Yesterday we went to the beach and it almost felt like we had our own private island. The kids played (Mason slept, something about the sound of the waves knocks him out every time) and J and Daron fished. J caught a huge Horseshoe Crab and a Stingray. Daron finally caught 3 fish. We teased them and said maybe if we bought a loaf of bread and prayed real hard the Lord would multiply it. Maybe by the end of the week they will have caught enough to have a fish fry, (not real sure how I feel about that).
In about 6 hours we will be squeeeeeeezing the kids in the car (we have everything but the sink in there) and headed here.....
Edisto Island, SC. We have never been here but we have been to Isle of Palms and Charleston. From what I have read Edisto is a very uncommercialized beach, which hopefully means less tourists. If anyone has been here and has any suggestions of things to do or see please advise.
Sometimes you hear things that are worth repeating. Well, today I read something that I felt was worth sharing. As I have been frantically rushing around working on our yard sale we are having this weekend, trying to clean and prepare for friends to come over for dinner Sunday night after church, and prepare some things for a moms group on Monday night, I happened upon this post, "What is the purpose of the home?" It made me step back and think for a moment. I can spend all of my time trying to achieve this;
And yet still feel like this!!
If you have never been to Passionate Homemaking go check it out and see what you have been missing! She has great tips for natural living, yummy recipes and just an all around great blog!
I realize it is now a few days after Easter but it took a couple of days to re-coop from the weekend. We colored eggs, hunted eggs, had a melt down, went to church, hunted eggs again, had another melt down (or 2), and went to church again. Busy weekend for little people but they had fun!
Happy Birthday to my RLF (real life friend) Kerri!!!! We have known each other and been friends for about 14 years (almost half of my life). We got married 3 weeks apart and had all of our babies just months apart. We have lived next door to each other (I know we both wish we still lived in those houses), gone on trips together and worked in our church together. I can honestly say I have no bad memories of my friend Kerri.
I know ya'll wish she was your RLF too! Go here and wish her a Happy Birthday!!!
I am a southern, Jesus lovin' girl who's blessed with a handsome, hard workin' hubby and 2 red-headed cuties, simply living life more abundantly. Here you will see a glimpse into our home and everyday lives.