September 28, 2016

celebrate | happy birthday, OD!

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You & Cat are so special to us. I've enjoyed watching you with each of the boys over the past few weeks and it makes my heart so happy knowing that they know you and have a relationship with you. Cheers to a few more days, weeks ... more time with the #martinfamilyoffive shackin' in your bonus room. We hope you felt special & loved on your birthday! 

*Susan, OD has been hiding the pecan torte you brought. We're gonna need another ASAP (: 

September 26, 2016

celebrate | happy birthday, carolyn!

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We celebrated Carolyn's birthday with dinner at Caviar & Bananas & ice cream at Spill the Beans! Caviar & Bananas is pretty new in town, so Carolyn's birthday was the perfect excuse to try it out. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised! There's something for everyone and they have tons of neat treats (i.e: sauces, bitters, chocolate bars, candies, etc) that you won't find anywhere else in town. I'd definitely give it two thumbs up .. in fact, Mike & I have already been back! 

Happiest last-birthday-in-your-twenties, Carolyn!!! You're such a special friend to me - I loved celebrating you! 

September 21, 2016

celebrate | Wren turns TWO

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We loved celebrating sweet Wren at Paris Mt. State Park for her 2nd birthday!! Born just 5 short days before our Solly Sol she holds such a special place in our hearts (let's be real, her mama & daddy are some of our very favorites)! Wren, thanks for adding a splash of girl to my life! Your sassiness, spunk and sweet spirit make my heart happy. I sure do love you sweet girl...so very much! 

September 20, 2016

litchfield | 2016

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Things I want to remember from Litchfield:

the big boys sleeping in the closet (yep) 
one FULL day with daddy-o, splashing in the waves, flying kites & just being with his people
keeping Sadie girl 
lots of mid-day runs
Amos & M swimming for hours in the pool
Amos finally getting it (swimming) - he is now a proficient swimmer
Lee's. always a staple 


and, for kicks & giggles .. Litchfield, just a year ago. mike & i just commented that we want & need to remember the difference a year makes. amos running wild with hair flowing free last year...solomon not quite a year old. this year, amos' "mos-hawk" just as wild, solly's romper (he's a dink..it fit again this year) and sweet Ez, sporting that tongue that's too big for his mouth. 

Solly's been asking to go back "to tha beash" almost daily. Two weeks in a row seaside will do that to ya. I'm so glad our little people love "tha beash" as much as we do! 

September 19, 2016

harold's cabin

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Mike and I have two foodie soul mate couples (if there really is such a thing) - Will and Toni and Alexa & Chris. These people just get us when it comes to food (among so many other things in life). So, upon recommendation from Alexa, we stopped in for brunch at Harold's Cabin on our way from Edisto to Litchfield a few weeks ago. Needless to say, we loved it as much as she did. The atmosphere is so neat. Downstairs boasts of a grab-&-go market, photos of times past, a comic lending library and fresh flowers on every surface. We particularly loved the rooftop garden - it provided a neat outside space for the boys to roam while we waited for our food! 

We recommend the tomato & pimento cheese biscuit (add an egg of course) and the garden biscuit. Paired with Salty Raccoon (me) & the Rock & Rye (him) it was perfect!