This past weekend we went to Edisto to celebrate Trenholm's birthday.Trenholm's parents own a beautiful, inviting house on the creek. It has absolutely amazing views.
We arrived late Friday evening and stayed until late Sunday afternoon.
It was such a nice and relaxing weekend. Being at the beach always forces me to be still and calm and at rest.
I even stopped Saturday afternoon and took a nap with my baby girl. I crawled in her little bed, snuggled down close to her and we slept. It was so nice.
Saturday morning we ate breakfast and sipped on countless cups of coffee. We took our time getting ready and then headed out for a little time at Botany Beach.
If you've never been to Botany Bay, you must go. It's a part of the beach that that has been protected and preserved. You aren't allowed to take shells or sea life or anything off of the beach. There are millions of beautiful shells. There are trees that tell so many stories.
We found a starfish while we were there. And while the starfish had seen much better days, MK thought it was the best thing ever.
Botany Bay also provided a backdrop for some of our picture taking.
Saturday afternoon, while I was napping, Travis and Trenholm's brother, William, went out into the creek to find oysters for dinner. They were very successful and came back with almost four bushels of oysters and about four dozen clams.
Mrs. Marie and Trenholm cooked the the clams, along with some shrimp, and made a shrimp/clam chowder. Oh.My.Goodness. Wow.
Owens and Kyle steamed all of the oysters. Oysters are one of my absolute favorite foods, so needless to say, I was in heaven.
Sunday morning we awoke to snuggles from these two precious babes.MK and Hunter crawled into bed for some snuggles and laughs. They were also very interested in reading a few books. It was THE best way to start the morning, even if it was 7:00 am.
After breakfast the birthday girl opened her presents and then we headed out for a walk.
MK and Hunter had the best time riding Hunter's tractor, blowing bubbles, throwing the football and just running around. The grownups had a pretty good time as well.
Before we knew it, it was late Sunday afternoon and it was time to head back to Columbia and to reality. Break my heart. Don't get me wrong, I love our house and I love being at home, but we had such a good time and I just love, love, love the beach.
I have so many fond memories of this past weekend. One, just being with family to celebrate Trenholm's birthday. She may be my sister-in-law by marriage, but she means so much more to me. She's one of my best friends and I consider her my sister-in-love, not in-law.
Of course, I also enjoyed every minute of being with my little family of three. We had had a LONG week with LOTS to do and we all needed a weekend away.
And last, but certainly not least, I had a pretty good time with this fellow, too. I always love spending time with Owens. He makes my heart soft and my laugh hard.