Monday, September 1, 2008

a sweet summer ending

The last week of July Michael and I headed to Charleston, SC for a chance to sleep, eat great seafood, see some really neat historical sites, and just be with each other. Every summer for us is a normal person's work week times 20. No lie, we are at home about 20% of the summer. The rest is filled with camp for 2 weeks, mission trip usually for 10 days, bible studies and fellowships for the youth, and trying to squeeze family into the mix.

Every summer we usually go to the beach with my family but this year they went in May instead of July. Michael and I decided to head out for a week on our own since we hadn't done that since our honeymoon. We had a blast. What a sweet gift marriage is. Just living life with your best friend. We went to a friend's beach house for the day, the aquarium, the military muesuem, and many many other tourist places. We loved that we could walk everywhere and I ate crab legs 3 times :)

We heard before we got married Adrian Rogers always said, "Dialouge daily, date weekly, depart quarterly, and (we added) dream all the time" This week was a reminder that regardless of our schedules, our marriage and family are first. We are so blessed - this week was such a reminder of that.

The Lodge Alley Inn where we stayed

The beach. My favorite place......must I say more?

On the ferry boat out to Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter

It was POURING off and on at Fort Sumter so we took a
bike carriage ride back to the hotel. I don't think I would
ever want the summer job of being the bike driver.

The U.S.S Yorktown took us 4.5 hours to tour.
I kept referring to the "boat" to which Michael continued to correct me that it's a "ship"

Michael barely fit in some places

We ate dinner at Hymen's with dear friends, the Thomas', who were also in Charleston

A must see in Charleston. The military museum had artifacts from the war of 1812 to the present war in Iraq. You can't help but be overwhelmed by the sacrifice of all the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country for our freedom. Freedom is not free and this place was such a reminder of how thankful we should be to live in America.

The trees along the driveway to Boone Plantation

9 of the 22 original slave cabins remain on the Boone Plantation

It was a great, restful, memorable week!


Anonymous said...

Love the GI Jane picture. Great photos.

Audrey said...

great post - loved the dr. rogers quote. i sent it to andrew reminding him we need to depart quarterly :)

Talysa said...

We have that same red cooler! :-)