Tuesday, September 2, 2014


We've been fortunate to go on a lot of trips over the last 4 years with Kevin's work and those have been fabulous but we always know so many people on them that it's never OUR time if you know what I mean?  Like a 'just us' vacation.  In fact, we hadn't gone away by ourselves since our honeymoon.

This trip to Kiawah Island was just Kevin and I and we were excited.  It started out a bit rough with some car issues and a stop at the dealership in Columbia but we made it down and made it back so I'll call it okay now.  It was not okay on Saturday morning.  I'll spare you the details.

We arrived at The Sanctuary and it is absolutely stunning.  Like Ritz Carlton/Four Seasons style.  Simply perfection.

First things first, drop our bags with the desk and head straight to the beach.

I tried the Tropical Breeze and Raspberry Lemonade.  

Then we listened to the band for a little bit before we went to our room for the first time.

It reminded us a lot of the St. Regis in Atlanta which by the way is the nicest hotel we've been to.  We LOVE that hotel.  If you get the opportunity, stay there.  We were there with Kevin's work a few years back.

But I loved the traditional decor of this room. So pretty.

The view from our room with everyone listening to the band.

We had a late dinner that night at the restaurant at the hotel called The Ocean Room.  Kevin had filet and I had tuna.  Kevin's dinner won that night but both were great.  I had a terrible headache basically all of last week but at dinner on Saturday night, it was awful.

We walked around the lobby.

And went to bed early.

Sunday morning sunrise.

We went to The Southern Kitchen for breakfast bright and early.

Then went back to the beach at the hotel.

Sunday evening we headed over to The Ryder Cup Bar at the Ocean Course for drinks, dinner and a gorgeous sunset.  It's evidently THE place to watch the sun set.  I tried the Southside drink.

We sat at the bar while we waited 1.5 hours for our table.  We had some crispy shrimp in the meantime and enjoyed talking with a couple from Atlanta that has a house on Kiawah.

We got seated at our table outside and enjoyed a nice lil din!

Crabcake for me (not nearly as good as my Mama's!) and mahi for Kevin.

We took the shuttle back to the hotel and had a night cap in the lobby bar.  Chocolate martini yes please.  Kevin was boring with vodka tonic. 

Good times and we were VERY thankful for the relaxation.  Our motto is work hard and play hard.  But play hard this weekend mostly consisted of laying our tails on the beach and doing nothing....thankfully!

It was good to see this guy not even take his computer down with us.  His first day off in 90 days.  WOOHOO!

But we were super excited to get back to Charlotte and pick up our favorite lil boy!  We actually got back 2 hours early so we drove around Charlotte and looked at real estate we own (and real estate we'd like to own) before we got Mills.  That's always been Kevin's and my thing...drive around and look at residential and commercial real estate.  It's fun to us!

We all crashed last night.  I have a busy work week with 3 day trips in 4 days.  Bring it!  

Friday, August 29, 2014


I went to Dallas for work this week.  I could live in there I love it so much.

Went to an amazing dinner at True Food Kitchen and sat with a girl my age at the bar who was also traveling by herself for work.  We had a big time chatting and chatting some more.

While I was there, I got to visit their Flywheel studio with my friend Lindsey.  Wasn't a great ride but it was fine.

And empty studio...this was at 5am. 

I also got to visit with Kevin's Dad's cousins who live near Dallas.  I spent about 20 minutes with them which was really nice.  I'll be back in Dallas a lot this fall so I'm looking forward to spending more time with friends and family there.

Hope you all had a good week.  Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Random Update

How do you store your murfees?

Love Sweaty Bands.  Got a new one at Nordstrom this week which was highly necessary.  I've been having to do laundry because I didn't have any more clean.  They're the only thing that stay on my head and keep my hair back.  Cannot exercise without them.

Made a tomato pie for dinner this week.  Kevin didn't like it but he doesn't like anything new haha.  He had cereal for dinner instead.  I think he had it in his head before he even tasted it.

When Kevin gets tired of his new office space, maybe he can move it into a gas station.  I saw this near Dallas this week.

Pretty roses that Mills and I picked from the rose garden in our yard.

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Kevin's Dad's Birthday

We also celebrated Kevin's Dad's 65th birthday this past weekend.  I haven't been around the last two years for his birthday so it was important to me to be here this time!

We went to Mickey and Mooch for dinner and enjoyed it.

Then we walked back behind it to this lake that I didn't know existed.  So pretty!

Kevin's parents.

See any similarities between these two?!  HA!

Kevin's brother Joe and his wife Brittany and lil girl Kendall.

Good ole family time this weekend!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mills' Birthday

Call me crazy but of course we celebrated Mills' birthday!  He's our child!

He had a box with his name on it at the doorstep last Thursday and he couldn't wait until Friday to open it!

So he had a lil pre-birthday on Thursday night.

His grandparents each sent him a card.  

The toys we gave him.  A new gator collar via my friend Kristen from her Etsy shop, a squeeky squishy tennis ball and a Kong Cozie monkey!  

McGee and Jared brought Mills' brother Wylie over to play and we had pizza and let the boys play.  It was only right that they celebrated together!  And they exchanged gifts.  Mills gave Wylie a Gator Kong Cozie and Wylie gave Mills a big blue rope!


McGee and I fixed them each a peanut butter/milk bone cake and Mills' was gone in literally 5 seconds.  Wylie took a bit longer on his, savoring each bite.

I made them each these silly party hats.  Umm I wasn't going to pay $12 each on Etsy so I went to Michaels and the nice lady helped me figure them out.  I'm not crafty.  

But look how cute they are in them!

Family picture.

They both got on Mills' couch (the chair ottoman) and watched TV.  Mills is on the right, Wylie on the left.

Mills played all weekend with his new rope.

It's becoming our lil tradition to go see Kevin at work on Saturdays.  My co-pilot knows the way to go.

Happy Birthday Miller "Mills" Westben!!!!