Saturday, July 26, 2014

paralegals in south carolina

It was paralegal convention week in Charleston, South Carolina. 

My, oh my.

It was historical, beautiful, hot and humid, and so very southern.

Historical--Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.

 Beautiful--can you even imagine living at the end of a driveway like this one?

Or sitting on your veranda in front of a home like this?


Or having a secret garden like this?

Hot and humid--going to the beach was the best escape of the nearly 90 degree temperature with the 90+ percent humidity.

This is the 2nd longest pier on the east coast.

And the ocean?  It is so warm and welcoming.

And Southern--What is more southern than sitting in your rocking chair on the veranda of your hotel with a cool drink while watching ships sailing in to the dock.

See what I mean?  What a wonderful place to visit.  And I didn't even mention the food.  The amazing food.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

gifts from my kids

A while back, Stu & Shi gave me a wooden wall hanging that proclaimed, "Welcome to my garden".

And for Mother's Day this year, Jessie's family gave me a custom addition.

How cool is that?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

this makes me happy

I'm not sure what exactly is going on, but I keep seeing pictures on Instagram and Facebook that are making me very happy.  They are pictures of one of my friend's kids and grandkids who live literally all over the world but are in pictures together. 

I know how happy I feel when my kids are all together and it makes me so happy to see her kids together. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

new do

Monday, July 7, 2014

independence weekend

My what a long weekend. 

It included zumba and visits with friends and shopping and grilled burgers and hot dogs and the best.ever.chicken, all cooked on the new fancy grill out on the deck.

And there was another 5k.  This race included hills, real ups and downs, and lots more runners, which was a little intimidating maybe, but they stilled kicked the race's butt.

These guys have got the running fever.  Here they are pre-race, obviously totally pumped:

And here they are post-race:

Not much difference, right, except the one on the right ran the whole way this time, and the one on the left ran this one in less time than the race last week, even with the hills.  Pretty amazing.

And to finish off the all-American feel of this independence day weekend, we're headed to a baseball game tonight. 

Hot dogs all around, that's what I say.  And ice cream.  Any maybe peanuts in the shell.


oh...update to last week's race...I've been told I misunderstood some people's finishing place.  To be clear, I wasn't trying to brag or boast, and I try to keep it honest on this blog.  I was just misinformed.  But still.  You guys, my family completed a 5k.  And by completed I mean some of us walked, some ran, and some babysat.  Go team.