July 2009 – Folly Beach Vacation

Wow – what a fun vacation and a good reminder of how great friends are.  Need to continue to invest time into the friendships like the ones we share with the Seibert Family.  We spent a week on Folly Beach in a beach house that was the best we have staying at in the 10 years we have been beach vacationing with the Seiberts.  Access to the beach was excellent and sitting in or on any of the porches behind the house provided excellent views of the beach and ocean.  Porpoises, seagulls, pelicans, beachgoers, sailboats, sunrises, storms out over the ocean, night-glo Bocci Ball all from our view.  Pretty cool.  We enjoyed great food (some homecooked, some out at restaurants like Taco Boy, Hank’s, The Lost Dog Cafe, and Pearlz), great conversation, activities (Geocaching with the kids, Putt-Putt, beach fun, Wii, iPhoning, etc.) and a little beverage as well.  Julie even surprised Cindy with her very own Snuggie (think blanket with sleeves)!  Anyways – enjoy the pictures.  No new videos but I left the link in case you want to see the old ones.

Click here to see a slideshow of our Folly Beach Vacation with the Seiberts.

Click here for Charlie’s Video Playlist

Click here to see all of our pictures a la flickr.

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June/July 2009: Pop’s Day, USA Birthday and Christening Day!

Fun couple of weeks here in Sutton-ville.  Dad was treated like royalty for no other reason than being a Dad.  Homemade cake, fine chocolates, Mario Kart for the Wii (“I’ma Luigi…yahoo!”) and a book about Woodworking that I already had.  The best part was the time spent with the kids and the fact that it was my first Dad’s Day with Charlie.  Cool.  Not cool was the US Open dragging into Monday.  The 4th was just like every 4th in Baxter and frankly that kind of predictability is pretty neat.  Parade.  Check.  Candy all over the streets.  Check.  Decorated scooters.  Check. Water Balloon Toss.  Check.  Fireworks like only South Carolina can do.  Check.  Nice having an afternoon cookout with my parents, Emma and Tim as well.

After the 4th we celebrated Charlie’s Christening with our extended family.  Charlie has a great set of godparents in our friends the Van Sickles and a huge family to share in this special day.  Cindy put on a great post-church party complete with ELLA ART CAKE!!! Mmmm.

Side note for those that enjoy an occasional ‘tweet’:  follow all great and mundane things I care to share with the masses a la Twitter.  Jasut is my handle.  10-4, over and out.

Click here to see a slideshow of Pop’s Day and the 4th of July Baxter Festivities.

Click here to see a slideshow of Charlie’s Baptism.

Click here for Charlie’s Video Playlist

Click here to see all of our pictures a la flickr.