This week has got me daydreaming of this past weekend and our day trip to Chucktown. For those of you that aren’t aware, I’m referring to South Carolina’s beautiful low country gem– Charleston. It ties with Beaufort, SC, on my list of favorite cities and potential “forever home” spots for the future (dream big, right?). Something about this place just pulls me in every time I visit, and the 70 degree sunny February day this weekend didn’t disappoint. It’s just one of those overly southern fancy places in South Carolina that I just really enjoy. Plus, can you even imagine how much I could step up my antiquing game if I lived down there? All of the estate sales?? SWOON.
We were visiting for one of my best college friend’s baby daughter’s first birthday Oyster Roast soiree, but since the weather was going to be so nice, and there was no point in trying to keep these boys inside all day, we decided to pack up the troops and venture down for a day trip. After loading up the car (which took just over two hours… don’t even get me started), we grabbed my sister who had agreed to play au pair for the day. Thank you, sis– you were a lifesaver!! I cannot begin to tell you how nice it was to actually be able to incorporate a bonus set of hands into the adult team. We outnumbered the babes 3:2, so it was so much less stressful than it would have been had it just been the hubs and myself.
Once we got down to Charleston, we headed straight for the Battery. The park is right on the water, nestled in between some gorgeous live oaks and some dreamy houses in my #goals neighborhood.
[Reese was a bit temperamental during our trip. From waking up on the wrong side of the crib to not getting a quality nap to teething, poor little guy was pretty much whining the whole 14 hours he was awake– that was a fun drive home, let me tell you.]
After playing around in the sunshine and snapping some pictures with my new toy, we made the trek out to the party. The birthday girl’s sweet momma went with an Oyster Roast theme for the party, and its backdrop was her in-laws’ gorgeous home right on the Wando River. I wish I had gotten some pictures of the sunset over the dock and that water. Absolutely breathtaking, and exactly why I plan on moving down there one day. I just have to persuade my in-laws, parents, and sisters to move down there with us… but I’ve still got a few years to work on that!
Thankfully, my friend’s sweet mother thought of everything for this party and provided Chickfila kids’ meals for the kiddos at the party! They aren’t exactly at the age where they appreciate low country boil… sigh. More for the adults! I did manage to get a couple shots of the boys entertaining themselves with this garbage can lid… #lifewithboys.