Sorry for the absence at the end of the week last week, but Thursday was nuts at work and then I was off to Charleston that night so I took a mini blog break.
MG and I had such a great weekend in Charleston, like we always have in the past, but this weekend had so many highlights I'm gonna recap in two posts. This one is gonna focus on the time that we spent with our friends who we stayed with Thursday and Friday night.
Our highlights included:
~A super easy flight on Thursday evening and getting in ahead of schedule (still at 10pm but earlier than 10:30!)
~Staying up until 1 am with our friends Chris and Meghan catching up, laughing, and just being silly (and getting a sneak peak of their sleeping 8 month old boy)
~Waking up to this adorable little monkey two mornings in a row
~Having breakfast prepared by Meghan, who's a chef (so so so good!)
~A lazy morning that started in the 70s, followed by making our way into downtown Charleston for a walk through the open market, and then lunch at 39 Rue De Jean (omg if you ever go, get the truffle fries!)
~Walking and stopping in a cute boutique hotel with an art gallery, and a really kick ass rooftop where we took a moment to lounge
~Made our way down to the water (we had to walk off those Fries and the grilled cheese I ate), got a good look at Ravanel Bridge (yes, for you Southern Charm lovers, THE Ravanels) and soaked in the gorgeous weather
~Stopped in so many cute stores, and totally wanted to take one of these metal pineapple decorations home with us
~Made our way back home to relax on our friends' back deck, the breeze and beers (for them, water for me)...oh, and more smiles from this guy
~An afternoon nap, and then we all got ready to head out to happy hour before MG and I had night one of the wedding festivities (more on that later)
~Went to Salty Mike's for happy hour, a pretty view, and met Cameron's sister from Southern Charm who looks JUST like Cameron, except with black hair
After a couple of hours of getting drunk on water (me), we made our way to the start of the wedding festivities which I'll share more about tomorrow. We made it home around 11pm and went straight to bed because we were both exhausted. And then got to wake up and spend more time with this snuggle bunny before we left for the wedding the next morning
I'm guessing you can tell WHO was the highlight of our weekend based on the number of pictures here. Their son is the sweetest, happiest 8 month old I've ever met. We actually both kept mentioning him once we left our friends' place because he's just such a special little guy. And I have to admit, I loved seeing MG in this role.
We also obviously enjoyed seeing our friends, and it was really fun to see them in the role of mom and dad. It only reinforced that we wish our friends lived closer so we could have weekends with them, like this, all the time!
Ill recap my first Indian wedding experience tomorrow--lots of fun and cool things to share there too! For now, I'm gonna stare at this little guy's face and remember that adorable smile when Monday gets rough :)