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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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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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Aiken in the evening

Is it really only Tuesday? Waaaah no self-portraits today. I know you’re all openly weeping. Thursday after work I spent some time wandering around downtown Aiken.  I then proceeded to lose my phone somewhere. Fun times. Aiken has lots of wall paintings. Like fake window cats. There’s also a lot of money in Aiken.

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