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Camping at Hamilton Branch

Like I said, we we went camping over the holiday weekend. Yes, my BFF flew out from sunny California to brave the hot and sticky conditions of a South Carolina Labor Day. We had 24626262 bottles of bug spray, citronella candles and box fans in every corner of the tent. But it is beautiful out […]

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Quite a Weekend

April came into town, which means we tried to squeeze as much fun into every second of the weekend as possible. Friday after work, we ventured downtown to the Lobster Races. Yep. We race lobsters here in Aiken. I was pretty excited – it was my first time going! All of the kids got their […]

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Aiken Kite Festival

On Saturday, Mike and I actually got out of our pajamas and went to the Kite Festival. I wanted to try to get some colorful pictures, but couldn’t really find the shot I’d been looking for. We took Ginger and Bella and they had a great time sniffing their little hearts out.

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Peyton’s Party

Peyton’s actual birthday fell while Joe and Renee were out of state, so on Saturday they had the 1st birthday party – volume 2. Naturally my camera was in tow. Renee made some deeeeeelish buffalo chicken dip that everyone made short work of. Thank goodness cupcakes are a part of the pre-wedding diet. Oh wait.

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Lighting Up

Did you know I love Christmas? I love the holidays about as much as humanly possible. Like…the way cats and dogs love sunny spots on the carpet. That’s how I feel about the holidays. Sunday was spent getting all of the Christmas lights up outside. I can’t believe it took us this long got get […]

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October in Aiken and the Movie Night that wasn’t

Autumn is my favorite season for many reasons. I love the cool, fresh air. I love that the humidity vanishes. I love the CLOTHES. And I  love the colors. Unfortunately, Aiken doesn’t exactly embrace the whole…beautiful fall foliage concept. This is what fall in Aiken looks like on an early October afternoon – And this […]

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Double (blind) Date

If you know mine and Mike’s story, you know we found eachother online. So clearly I don’t have any problem risking abduction/torture and meeting someone from the internet in real life. After moving to Aiken, I signed up on a website called Meet Up. Essentially, it’s a somewhat creepy and yet super convenient way to […]

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A Tuesday Evening

Tuesday was a mediocre day at work. We addressed some pageant drama and I manned the phone almost all day (in between Facebooking and blog stalking, obvi). At 5:00, Olivia had her very first volleyball game, so as soon as I got out of the office, I hustled my patootie over to her school to […]

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Gena’s Birthday

Mike’s big sister Gena turned 21 *see footnote* on Saturday, so we celebrated with the family in Augusta that evening. We ate dinner at the Boll Weevil Cafe – apparently one of Paula Dean’s faves. My salad was sub-par and the fried green tomatoes didn’t exactly throw a party in my mouth, although Gena said […]

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The time I spent my Friday at the DMV

Everyone knows the DMV is the most revolting place in the world. Seriously. It’s worse than The Doctor’s. It’s worse than traveling. In South Carolina, you only have 90 days to get your SC driver’s license after you move to the state until they start hunting you down and threatening you with jail time. And since I […]

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