Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Some Life Updates..

Well, hello! It's me, your long lost friend. I'm still alive. A lot has happened in the past 7+ months, so let's play a quick game of catch up. Actually, it's a pretty long post. Sorry about that. 

You may or may not know, but Cameron and I had to say goodbye unexpectedly to our sweet, sweet Brady back in July. Hence the super long blog break. It hit me like a tornado and I was in a serious funk for quite a while. The blog got put on the back burner as I had nothing to talk about and didn't want to come on here and be a Debbie downer. I will do a separate post on Brady later, mostly so I can remember that awful day (why?!? I don't know.). 

We had our annual Edisto trip in September. Had to expand to two houses with all of the cute little additions we've been adding. Always such a good time (what vacation isn't?) and we had a sprinkle for Baby Jack while we were there, as well. 

About three very quiet and hair-free months since we said goodbye to Brady, we said hello to a little nugget named Gus! He has brought laughter back into our everyday lives and we tell him about his big brother Brady all the time. I'll also do a separate post on Gus because, as you can imagine, there have been a lot of photos taken and a lot of memories made already in his 8 months. 

South Carolina's football team did not fair so well last season, but that didn't stop me from going to Columbia to cheer them on! Cameron was, of course, happy that Clemson made it to the national championship last year. I was (a little) happy that he was so happy about that...

In October, our family had something very scary happen. Cameron's oldest brother, David, suffered from a major stroke. He spent almost six weeks in the hospital and rehabilitation, and still continues rehab multiple times a week. From day one he made significant progress in a short amount of time, even the nurses and doctors were amazed. Every day we went to visit him we would see progress being made. A funny story that I'm sure we'll never forget - one day while Cameron and I were visiting David, we were asking him questions to help stimulate his memory. I asked him what my name was and he said "bad sandwich" but then immediately knew he was wrong and we all started laughing. My nieces love to call me that now. :) Every time I think back on those weeks that he was in the hospital, and even afterwards, I think about how amazing it was that the family and their friends all came together to support David and his family. I really think it made everyone closer as a result and taught us all to appreciate each other, and every moment spent together. 
The day David came home from the hospital!
My best friend gave birth to her second son, Jack, in December. He is the sweetest little thing and his brother, Lane, loves being a big brother! 

Our good friends, Scott and Jane, got engaged! I also had the pleasure of going wedding dress shopping with her! 

In February we saw Garth Brooks and it was, as you can imagine, AMAZING! Three hours of non-stop singing my heart out. 

We celebrated my 32nd birthday in my most favorite way - good friends and yummy oysters! A few days later my nieces came over and spoiled me with a foot, hand, and back massage!

Our niece, Arden, turned one! 

FOUR of our supper club girls are pregnant and are all due in August! On the way are two boys and two girls. We have had such fun celebrating finding out their genders and can't wait to meet them all! 

We just recently celebrated our three year wedding anniversary! On our actual anniversary we ate dinner at Fat Hen and the following weekend we spent the afternoon riding bikes on Kiawah! Very low key, very perfect. 

I'll be back soon! 

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  1. So glad your back.

  2. Yay! So glad to see you blogging. Gus is adorable. What's going on in your Supper Club :) I know some of those Mamas! Ha. So glad David is on the mend. xx

  3. I'm sorry to hear about Brady and Cameron's brother; I'm glad David is improving. Gus is adorable! That's so crazy cool about all 4 of your friends being due in August. Glad to see you're back; I took a 7 month break as well!

  4. Welcome back! Sounds like you've had a busy few months - sometimes it's a good thing to take a break every once in awhile to deal with real life rather than blogger life!

  5. Welcome back!!! I'm so sorry to hear about Brady, but Gus looks like a sweetheart! Prayers for your family and David as he continues to get better!

  6. Oh, I was so excited to see your blog name pop up with a new post! I've followed along with your Instagram but am so happy you're back to the blog :)

  7. YAY you're back!! So sorry about Brady ... can't even imagine. Hope this year is kinder to you guys

  8. Yay! So glad you are back. Nice recap!! So sorry to hear about Brady, but Gus sure is sweet. I know he must bring you lots of joy!

  9. Glad you're back! I've been a long-time reader and missed your posts. :)

    So sorry about Brady.

  10. So glad that you're back, and got us all caught up (even though I knew some of this stuff). I'm glad that your BIL is doing better, and so glad that the family is so much closer because of it all. You go, bad sandwich :)
    Can't wait to hear more about Gus--he's adorable!!

  11. Sorry to hear about Brady - it's hard enough as it is, but unexpectedly is that much harder. Gus is too cute! Yay for being back!

    Southern Style

  12. I'm so glad that you're back!

    I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Brady. My heart aches for you.

    Gus is beyond adorable and I'm glad he's been able to bring laughter back to your house.

    It looks like you had a lot of wonderful things happen.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your BIL but I'm so glad he's doing so much better.

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  13. Oh girl, I'm so sorry to hear about Brady. I can't even imagine. Gus is absolutely adorable though and looks like otherwise things are going awesome! So happy you're back to blogging!

  14. So much has happened! Glad to have you back!

  15. Welcome back! So sorry to hear about Brady but glad you have Gus now to fill that space in your heart. You all have been busy, can't wait to hear more!

  16. Can't wait to hear more about your adventures with Gus! I am looking forward to Tasty Tuesday posts making a come back!

  17. I hate hearing about Brady. I know Gus has helped with that loss. I am glad David is doing well. Strokes can have a few funny moments. When my grandmother had her second I realized it before she did when I went by her house. While my father and I were taking her to the doctor she realized it but kept saying she knew she had another snake. She finally realized it and daddy and I died out laughing she got upset at first we didn't tell her and then started laughing about it too.

  18. I am so glad that you are back, we have missed you! It looks like it has been a very busy 7 months but can't wait to see all the adventures that are ahead of you this summer! Xo, Stephanie

  19. Yayayay! I'm so happy you're back! So sorry about sweet Brady, but Gus sure is a cutie. Looks like you had some fun times, and I giggled at the "bad sandwich" part. :) xo!

  20. Late to comment here, but I am SO glad you're back!!!

  21. I've also been on a little bit of a blog hiatus...hence why I'm just seeing this post today. Welcome back!