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

Jennifer

Flowers

Avenue of Oaks

Waterfront

PicMonkey  people

Welcome

Anniversary Dinner

love & lots of whit, y’all – jen xo

The Easter Bunny Has Taken Up Golf

The Easter Bunny decided to visit Bryan. Bryan has always been very into golf, but this year especially he has been obsessive about it! The creative wheels in my head started turning and here is what it came up with.

I finally smelled the first spring scented day last week. It was that unmistakable freshness after a warm rain and the buds of new life sprouting. Perfect timing too, Spring, because this weekend was Easter and we were able to spend it outside with family soaking in some much needed vitamin D. Bryan and I had a wonderful Easter meal at my mom’s house and it was followed by quality time outside talking, laughing, watching the four dogs run around (and Rooney run into the screen door), and watching my step-sister and her fiancé fly kites. Afterwards we went to my dad’s and enjoyed some more time outside while catching up and planning for our 4th of July trip to the lake house. Can we fast forward to July please?

Now for my fun little Easter project this year. The Easter Bunny decided to visit Bryan. Bryan has always been very into golf, but this year especially he has been obsessive about it! We’ve had only a few warm days so far this year (I could count them on one hand), and he has already been out golfing twice and to the driving range at least once a week since March. The creative wheels in my head started turning and here is what it came up with.

Golf Ball Easter Basket

The bunny has laid golf ball eggs in a variety of  Easter colors!
The bunny has laid golf ball eggs in a variety of Easter colors!
I used a driving range bucket to replace the traditional Easter basket.
I used a driving range bucket to replace the traditional Easter basket.
For the "Easter Eggs" I used Callaway Supersoft Multi-Colored Golf Balls
For the “Easter Eggs” I used Callaway Supersoft Multi-Colored Golf Balls

Bryan loved the basket and is excited to start using the new golf balls. He then used this opportunity to let me know of HIS surprise. He bought me my own set of clubs for our upcoming anniversary! I am so excited to be able to start playing – and on top of that, what a perfect week for all of this golf gifting as it is the week of the Masters!

Going back to this Easter Bunny that I mentioned that came by to drop off the basket…we were able to take a quick photo of him before he hopped away:

The Easter Bunny a.k.a. Little Bunny Roo Roo
The Easter Bunny a.k.a. Little Bunny Roo Roo

You really thought you would get to the end of this post without a Easter themed Rooney picture?

love & lots of whit – jen xo