Monday, September 3, 2012

folly beach

On our last day in Charleston, Vik and Neel took the day off of work and we drove to Folly Beach.  It's a laid back beach town that reminds me a lot of the movie Dear John.  We hung out there and watched surfers and people fishing until we got hungry and ended the day getting some yummy Indian food.  It was a great weekend!


Our wonderful old college friend, Vik, invited us over to stay with him and his cousin Neel for the weekend in Charleston!  We've never been before and it had been years since we've seen Vik - crazy how time flies.  So we made the drive over and spent an entire day walking around the Battery, looking at old architecture, walking by the water, visiting Rainbow Row and eating gelato on the pier.  The historic area is very walk-able, so we parked the car and walked everywhere until we were exhausted.

 The city was beautiful and every house had it's own personality.  I loved how most houses had flower boxes in the windows.  I missed our dogs, though.  Charleston is very pet friendly and we saw dogs everywhere.  I know they would have loved walking the city with us.
After a day of sight-seeing, we went back to Vik's apartment where I collapsed and took a nice long nap.  Then, back to the city we went to enjoy the night life.  During the day, we saw tons of couples and families, so I wasn't expecting much of a night life.  Boy, was I wrong!  There were tons of young adults walking the streets jumping from bar to bar.  We ran into some of Vik's friends and enjoyed some drinks.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

britta turns one

We celebrated my cousin Britta's first birthday recently with a yummy grill out by the pool.  The food was delish and I got to hang out with my cousins - so it was a fun day.  It's just so much fun to have little babies around and my cousin's babies are the cutest!

The birthday girl with her aunt Stacy!

Taking turns holding little Blythe!

Joan, Jim, and Karen with baby Blythe.
Cousins : )