Thursday, July 17, 2014

Left my heart in the Carolina's!

It's no secret that I'd up and move my entire life to Hilton Head the second I had the chance. Not only did most of my vacations growing up consist of that place, but its also the spot Caleb chose to propose to me...and some of my happiest memories began on that little beach. So to say I was looking forward to this vacation was an understatement. The whole week was fun, and so relaxing. Just spending time with some of my favorite people was all I needed to get away from real life for a bit!

Sunday was amazing... I even got to meet an amazing long-time blog friend (Hiiiii Anna! More on that to come later!!). Later that day we left for dinner at my favorite place ever. Not only am I crazy about their crab legs, but they have the best hush puppies on the planet! If you've never had Crazy Crab...run, don't walk, there!!



Monday & Tuesday we woke up, headed to the beach, and flopped like beach bums pretty much the whole day. Tuesday for lunch though, we headed to our FAVORITE wing joint; Wild Wing Cafe...but not before a little family photo shoot action.

My amazing grandparents.
Aunt, Uncle, and cousins!

Might be my new favorite picture of us!


We HAD to stop by our favorite fudge shop on the island... I'd do just about anything to get my hands on their peanut butter fudge. & don't worry guys, the "TON of fudge" was on sale for only $12,000 instead of the usual $15,000 that week.



That evening, I tried Mellow Mushroom for the first time! We got all kinds of specially pizzas, and really liked them all.

Wednesday was also spent at the pool and ocean...all dayyyy! My aunt woke up early and made everyone french toast...are you jealous, Becky!?? ;)







My brother. He's almost 7 years younger than me, crazy huh!?
Thankfully none of us burned all week! (typically, its one of the 3 of us!)
After soaking it up on the beach, we headed back for lunch and I stayed at the pool outside all by myself for a solid hour. It was awesome. Funny back story, LAST 4th of July (yes, 2013) I bought a book...and it took me an entire year to finish. I'm happy to say I finally finished it that day. It was AMAZING. Also this dragon floatie was creeping on me all week... ;)

Then my family came out to join me!

That evening, Caleb and I had our very own date night out on the town...everyone went out to dinner together, and while we waited for them to return so we could take a car, I started my NEW book (its my first Jodi Picoult book...yes, I said first. I'm obsessed!). Once they got back, we dolled up and hit the town! {side note, Caleb definitely left his razor at home that week! Whoops!}



Since this post is already extremely long, I'm going to cut it off here, and talk about our awesome last few days tomorrow. The gist of this post though? Hilton Head completes me... its a serious struggle not to pack our bags and hit the road every month to get there. Now what are you waiting for, book your next getaway!! ;)

20 comments:

  1. I love all of these pictures!! Looks like you had so much fun!! I love Hilton Head! I spent a few summer vacations there, but Jackson has never been!! It was my goal on our honeymoon to cross that bridge from Savannah, GA to South Carolina so we could hit Hilton Head, but we never ended up going. Next summer, for sure! :) I love Jodi Picoult!! Which book did you read!?

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  2. What fun pictures! You definitely have some new frameworthy pics of you and your man! Glad you had such a fun and relaxing trip my dear!

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  3. I love all these pictures!! You've got some great shots of the family and you and Caleb :) I've never been to Hilton Head and now you've got me wanting to go like this weekend! SO jealous of that delicious french toast!!! :)

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  4. Well, if you left your heart in the Carolinas I guess you gotta come back to get it!! ;) I forgot y'all got engaged in Hilton Head---I'm sure being back there really is the best!

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  5. Well now I want to go on vacation. And all those pictures of food made my stomach start rumbling. Looks like a wonderful trip dear :)

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  6. I love Hilton Head and the crazy crab!! Have you ever been to the top of the lighthouse?? So glad you have fun!!! :)

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  7. This looks absolutely glorious right now. I would love to just go somewhere for a week and relax. Mellow Mushroom is my absolute favorite pizza, so I'm pretty jealous of that, too. Gorgeous pictures as always. Can't wait to see the rest of the trip!

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  8. what a fun trip!!! looks like a blast and you look tan! so glad y'all didn't get burned!!

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  9. I love the fun pictures you captured! The picture of the picture on the phone is adorable! I'm glad you had such an awesome time!!

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  10. Just went to Hilton Head two weeks ago! We ate at Mellow Mushroom and Wild Wings... SO GOOD!! <3

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  11. Yup. I'm jealous. Alex and I are supposed to be going with his family to Hilton Head next week, but it didn't work out! :( So I'll be living vicariously through your pictures!

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  12. I'm voting we do a CC trip to HHI, even if it's only 4 days! LOVE every picture and how I know where most of them were taken! ;)

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  13. if you ever decide to take the plunge to move to HHI let me know what you told yourself to get you there! I go there every year and can't find a reason to why I come back to Georgia after each vacation! also, your pictures are beautiful-- what kind of camera and lens do you use??

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  14. you and caleb are just too cute! i've never been to hilton head before, but it sounds so fun! were you guys there when the alligator washed ashore?!

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  15. Haha I just adore you two. AND GIVE ME ALL THAT FOOD AND THE BEACH PLEASE! Do glad you had a nice time!

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  16. Sounds like it was quite the fun getaway!!! I'm pretty stinking jealous! :-)

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  17. Yep. SC is a pretty awesome little state! With some great beaches. But I kind of haven't been to any others... except NC. Ha!

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  18. Looks like so much fun friend. Glad y'all were able to get away and enjoy such a beautiful place.

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  19. There's a Wild Wing Cafe in Charleston-we loved it!!

    Your pictures look amazing and they are totally making me wanna start driving east to the coast ASAP!

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  20. I've never been to Hilton Head but I just love vacationing at the beach in the Carolinas! And now I want crab legs. And fudge.

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