A Palmetto Bluff Weekend
My evening cleansing routine
Just take a look at these dorks:
I intended to recap my week+weekend vacation last week but I returned home to busted internet so I didn’t get around to it!
My mom, sister, myself, and the boys took a 5 hour drive down to Bluffton, South Carolina a few Monday’s ago. We stayed in one home for the week, and then we moved over to Palmetto Bluff on Friday to join the men who flew down and stayed there for the weekend.
I remember throwing the idea of a family vacation in May out to my mom when Luke was super tiny. Maybe 3 weeks old? I saw on Facebook that an acquaintance of mine just had her second son and she was on a family trip so I thought to myself, “if she can do it, I can do it.”
So, we planned everything out and suddenly Luke became rather challenging. And I thought about throwing in the towel. I didn’t want to “ruin” the family vacation with my crying baby! But my mom assured me that nothing would be ruined, and that I was utterly ridiculous to think that in the first place.
Thus, we went ahead as planned.
I was gearing up for 4-5 hours of crying for the 5 hour road trip. Shockingly, TRULY SHOCKINGLY, there was almost none. Maybe 10 minutes. As it turns out, I-95 is like kryptonite for both my kids napping. It was amazing.
The 5 of us had a really fun week of going to the beach, swimming in the pool, and exploring the outdoors.
So at the end of that time, like I said earlier, we met the guys at Palmetto Bluff to stay for the weekend. Justin and I got married at Palmetto Bluff back in 2009. We had a destination wedding with only about 45 family members present. It was the best. And it was so fun to be back there right around our 6 year anniversary.
We pretty much traipsed around the entire property with the boys, got lemonade on the porch every evening that we could, swam in the pool, and even rode bikes.
We found an amazing tree house that David took off running towards until. . .
. . .he saw the zip line around back.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen him happier than when “hanging” on that zip line.
My sister and I tried to take a photo together but Mike photobombed the first one, and Justin got “creative” on the second one.
David LOVED the beach. He loves the sandbox at the park so I assumed he would love the beach. It was fun to see him experience something brand new!
Luke enjoyed the peace and quiet of the shade.
I love doing fun things with my kids, but more than that I love seeing my family enjoy my kids. It’s such a gift!
Oh and here’s a picture of when I accidentally dressed Luke like a girl. He was hanging in the shade with Justin. Pretty little thang.
My parents celebrated 35 years of marriage over that weekend as well! It’s fun to see them enjoy one another!
It was a really fun week and weekend with my family. It was over too soon, so we are already making plans to go again next year!