Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Friday we ventured into the "big city" as HG called it.  Charleston is where Marty and I honeymooned in May of 2007, and it is one of our favorite cities.  It was a joy to walk around this beautiful town with our little girl!

After exploring we had a fancy lunch at Magnolias.  This is HG's first experience with cloth napkins and white tablecloths.  

 We spent the afternoon at the beach, and ended the day with a nice walk on the beach.  HG loving her Paw Paw and Pops below on the sand.

Sunday, September 20, 2015


One of the best parts of our beach trip was that my Grandmother came.  I loved watching HG enjoy playing with her Great Grandmother, her namesake.



Early morning Bible reading on the front porch with a gorgeous sunrise. 

 A good beach day was followed by local bluegrass at a restaurant on Folly Rd.  This made us miss living in southwest Virginia and brought us back to the days when we frequented the Floyd County Jamboree.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Folly Beach

Early September we traveled to Folly Beach, a beach right outside of Charleston, SC.  It was a quaint and quite beach, with a cute main street with shops and restaurants.  Our house was right across the beach, so it was a quick walk to enjoy the sand and ocean!  Hatley-Grace enjoyed playing in the sand, splashing in the waves, collecting shells and flying a kite. 

Monday:We were welcomed in our beach house with a basket of new flip flops for us to enjoy.  HG loved trying on the "too big" flops. 
 There was also a princess game that had lots of jewelry in it.  HG always wore some of the jewelry to the beach. :)
 It was an overcast, rainy morning, yet it didn't keep us from the shore.
 Mimi and Pops exploring the waves.

 Wet sand is the best for making castles.

 Kite flying family fun!
We started our second morning at the beach with a walk to the fishing pier. 
 We checked out the surfers in the waves.
 The sun was out and we were ready to hit the beach!

 When we returned home for lunch, the sprinklers were on.  What a fun way to wash off the sand!

 After lunch and nap, we returned to the beach for a little more evening fun!
 This dolphin was left on the beach, and we enjoyed riding it in the waves.  Marty used it as a boogie board, and HG balanced on it in the surf.
To be continued...