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First Wedding of the Season

My mother-in-law got married last weekend.  Mike and I drove down for the ceremony.  It was an intimate affair at her house.  They said their vows, we prayed, we celebrated, we ate.  It was wonderful.  John is a nice man and Barbara is clearly very happy. John and Barbara are big into the ballroom dance […]

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Heroes Behind the Badge

I’ve written about Law Enforcement a couple times on the blog, most notably here, about Scotty Richardson, and here, about my husband.  One of Mike’s friends and coworkers created an event on Facebook for a documentary viewing in January here in Aiken. Disclaimer: most of this information is stolen verbatim from their website.  The documentary is […]

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Visiting Aiken: Hitchcock Woods Round Two

Bella and I went for a walk in Hitchcock woods again.  Read about our last trip to the woods here.  It was hotter – muggier.  So we only spent 2 hours exploring rather than an entire afternoon. I parked at the South Boundary entrance this time and we walked around some new trails.  It rained pretty […]

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Exploring Aiken: Hitchcock Woods

Sometimes I forget how easy it is to go exploring.  I don’t have to drive for several hours to find some place new.  Hitchcock Woods is essentially in our backyard and every time I go it’s different.  Last time I was in the woods was when Megan came to visit. Sunday afternoon I took Bella […]

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Summer of the rain

This summer has been anything but summery.  I think we’ve had 40 straight days of rain.  Not exaggerating.  The Savannah River is flooded.  Snakes and alligators are making their homes in people’s yards because their habitat (the river bank) is displaced.  We went almost 2 weeks without mowing the lawn because it has been too […]

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4th of July in North Augusta

On Thursday we had plans to eat dinner at Mike’s sister’s house.  They have the biggest backyard on the block (possibly in Aiken) and always host a great cook-out.  Then at 2:00 that afternoon Mike and I had a crisis of plans and decided to venture to the river in an effort to see some […]

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Sunday Morning @ Redcliffe Plantation

Last Sunday Mike was working 6 AM – 6 PM.  I’d spent all day Saturday catching up on laundry and finishing the DIY nightstand makeover, so Sunday I decided to put on real clothes and go explore.  Mike suggested Redcliffe Plantation in Beech Island.  I’d never been there and naturally I was eager to see […]

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The things you anticipate

I’m not usually the type to long for summer.  I’ve got a body that perpetually runs 10 degrees warmer than the people around me.  I’m always hot.  And during a South Carolina summer, that means I’m always sweaty.  I don’t even appreciate sweat after an intense workout.  Why would I want to sweat after a […]

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Battle of Aiken

So turns out I might be more like my Dad than I originally thought.  I went to a Civil War Reenactment on Sunday of my own free will.  And I was there alone for the most part.  Mike met up with me after lunch with his family, but the battle was over and it was […]

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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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