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Sunflowers and Swim Meetings

It wasn’t the easiest decision – to leave the beach early. But Cailee was insistent on getting back for her swim meeting. She had already missed one and the competitor in her wouldn’t stand for missing another. So we got home about 10ish, and were up again bright and early for the kids’ last regular…

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Beach Trip: Day 7

It was our last day at Seabrook (boo :(). We decided that we wanted to leave early from the house and head into Charleston before hitting the road back home. We had promised Connor a visit to the aquarium before the week was out. As one last hurrah, we found the flamingo Stacy had promised…

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Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat.

Beach trip: Day 6

Today was an adventure for sure and the first real time I missed having an extra pair of adult hands to help me. The kids had their hearts set on doing the tie dye at the beach club. So we packed up, headed to the beach. When it was just about time for the tie…

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Beach Trip: Day 5

Wednesday morning means annual fishing tournament. Another thing I really feared doing by myself. At least this time, the weather was good and we even made the early sessions. It started off a little tense, with lines getting caught, and getting glares for casting over my head and almost striking the passerbys. But we had…

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Beach trip: Day 4

We started the day with another goodbye. This time, Aunt Beth was headed back home. The kids clung to her the best they could but alas she had to hit the road. So we decided to do the same and headed to Charleston. We tried a new restaurant for lunch – the best shrimp and…

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Beach trip: Day 3

Stacy had to leave early this morning and the kids were disappointed. Cailee actually woke up crying because she missed the dogs already. They’ll definitely have to join us on more vacations. This morning I got a real run in, down the road- 2.5 out and back. It was a bit more humid, but the…

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Beach trip: Day 2

Today was beautiful. It was sunny and hot and not a cloud in the sky. We had a lazy start to the morning (to become the norm for this trip), swimming, playing darts (sorry for the holes in the wall) and ping pong. I even got in a run on the driveway (before I realized…

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Beach trip: Day 1

This year it was a little different, JJ couldn’t come with us – so I was doing the single parent thing and yes, in many regards it was harder than normal (carrying things to the beach, fishing tournament, cleaning up at the end of the week, squeezing in some runs, etc) but I do think…

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Croaker Festival

Every year in Oriental they hold the Croaker Festival for the fourth of July. Last year, we were a house divided, JJ and Connor went to Oriental and Cailee and I stayed home because she had a slumber party. We found ourselves in that situation again but this time we were successful convincing Cailee to…

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