I'll pick up where I left off, which was the end of April. That weekend we had our good friends Nick and Caroline visit us from Columbia for Nick's birthday jamboree (another congratulations to them on their recent engagement!!!!). Poor Caroline was having some serious wisdom tooth issues but powered through it like a champ and we had a blast! The highlight of the weekend was this fun little festival that we happened upon called Bunnies and Bluegrass at the Firefly distilleries on Wadmalaw Island. Somehow I had absolutely no idea that Firefly was based out of Charleston, so it was really neat to see the whole set up about a half hour from home. We were able to sip on local muscadine wine and enjoy live bluegrass music and great company.
|Out to birthday dinner Friday night at El Bohio, a yummy Cuban restaurant on James Island.|
|In front of the muscadine vines at Bunnies and Bluegrass. Had they been fully ripe, I think |
we may have lost Carl for good.
|Caroline, Meaghan, and I- about to start lounging on our picnic blanket with the delicious wine.|
|A couple of restraining orders and complaints from local schools later, and the mustache is finally gone.|
Shortly after that was Mother's Day weekend. We packed up the dogs and headed to Irmo, where Julie and Ernie had rented a boat for us to have a lake day! It was a wonderfully relaxing weekend and so nice to get out on the lake, even though the water was still quite chilly.
|Julie, Caroline, me, and Liz enjoying a Mother's day mimosa on Lake Murray.|
|Boston. I crack up every time I see this picture because it looks like I just photo-shopped myself onto a postcard. |
There aren't even any cars on the road!
|With Jessica at one of the bars right next to Fenway Park.|
|Me and Liz in front of the capitol.|
|At Jessica's graduation party|
|Patriotic and tropical jello shots, made by yours truly.|
The weekend before last we flew up to D.C. for some quality Louis and Aditi time. I think that they are secretly professional tour guides on the side because we managed to see absolutely everything, all in the span of about 56 hours. My calves were so sore by the end of the trip from hiking all over the city and I was exhausted for the entire following week, but it was completely worth it. Aditi has most of the good pictures to herself on her camera, but here were a few that I managed to snag off of Carl and Louis:
|The four of us in front of the main Smithsonian building (I think)|
|Me and Carl|
|Me and Aditi all gussied up on Saturday night, shortly before I got to sample my first ever Jumbo Slice- it was epic.|