The 12 Doors of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…a fun photo project in Waterford, Virginia.

One of the (only) highlights of having a long commute, is passing through the quaint Natural Historic Landmark town of Waterford, Virginia on my way home. After paying tolls and battling traffic, the last stretch of the commute is actually SO beautiful. As I am driving through, its hard not to admire the craftsmanship of the beautiful old homes from the 18th and 19th century that have been so carefully preserved over the years. It almost feels like you are venturing back in time while traveling through.

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It is obvious that the owners of these homes put so much love and care into them. As the holiday season approached, I started to notice all of the beautiful doors being decorated with stunning wreaths and it sparked an idea! One day after work, I decided to take a stroll through the town and capture as many of the festively decorated doors as possible. For a very pregnant me, this was only about 30 minutes of walking before I had to call it a quits, so I apologize to the houses further down the road that I didn’t capture! I hope you enjoy looking at these “12 Doors of Christmas” as much as I do!

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Door.love. ❤ Swooooon.

Of course, since I had to narrow it down to 12 for this post, I had to omit a few but I can’t bear to not include those ones too so please see the rest in this collage.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

love & lots of whit – jen xo

 

Charleston Anniversary Trip, Y’all

Bryan and I’s two year wedding anniversary is coming up on May 11th and to celebrate we ventured to Charleston, SC for a long weekend getaway! We have been wanting to take a trip to Charleston for a long time after hearing from so many people about how great of a city it is.

Bryan and I’s two year wedding anniversary is coming up on May 11th and to celebrate we ventured to Charleston, SC for a long weekend getaway! We have been wanting to take a trip to Charleston for a long time after hearing from so many people about how great of a city it is. If I could sum it all up in two words it would be: SOUTHERN.FOOD. Seriously. It was all incredible – from shrimp and grits to fried chicken, and all that is in between! Now, coming home we both feel the need to run a little bit extra at the gym this week.

Aside from eating grits, grits, and more grits…we had the opportunity to take in one of the most beautiful places we both had ever visited. I would describe Charleston as Pleasantville. Everyone is unusually nice, the streets are spotless, the architecture is gorgeous, and you can get from a beautiful downtown atmosphere to a beach in just minutes! If you haven’t already been to Charleston, we highly recommend it.

There are so many moments I didn’t capture photos of, from a beach day at Isle of Palms, golfing The Links at Stono Ferry, and all of the food I mentioned (though I’m sure that could have been a post all on its own), but I wanted to share a few photos from our trip below: A stroll along the waterfront/Rainbow Row, a visit to Boone Hall Plantation, a wonderful visit with our good friends from Hilton Head, and our special anniversary date night dining at the Charleston Grille.

Starting with the pineappliest fountain that I ever did see:

Pineapple Fountain

Rainbow Row

Boone Hall Plantation

Boone Hall Plantation Collage

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Flowers

Avenue of Oaks

Waterfront

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Welcome

Anniversary Dinner

love & lots of whit, y’all – jen xo