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Baby’s First Christmas Tree

I’m all about the experience. I wanted to take the baby to a Christmas tree farm for her first tree. Her FIRST tree! Now that we’re a family, it’s time to start family traditions, and sometimes that requires cheesy things like Christmas tree farms, holiday light festivals, pictures with Santa. (Not pumpkin pie pumpkins from the grocery store bought 2 hours before trick or treating because they were out of Jack-o-lanterns, John. I guarantee Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch wasn’t out and hadn’t been for weeks.) John would prefer to order a tree on Amazon. So we went to Lowes, because […]

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Gloomy beach day and southern lighting.

Kiawah Island

There’s nothing appealing about a warm, sunny beach day. I’ve long thought the ocean is a terrifying place and my fear of the ocean fits better in a gloomy, rainy, windy, cold, gray day. After making a list of places we need to see before we leave (!) Charleston, John and I decided to visit Kiawah Island, South Carolina, on a perfect winter¬†beach weather Sunday. It rained so hard that the roads on John’s Island were flooded and the sun hadn’t shone since the previous morning. Kiawah Island has been somewhat of a myth to us. When people have described […]

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