Monday, September 23, 2013

Weekend in Pawleys

We got out of Charlotte around 3pm on Friday and had a fancy dinner in the parking lot of Cookout in Sumter, SC.  Mills liked the smell! ;)

When we got to Pawleys Island, we went out to my brother and SIL's land they own on Pawleys Creek.  They are going to build their home soon and be in just after the holidays they think.  

My brother wanted to see the moon as it was supposed to be super cool that night.  It was orange as it rised from the ocean side.

Being an Aunt is my most favorite "job," second to being a wife I suppose!

 We of course read the NC State book as Anna Kate went to bed!

This was the first meeting of Mills and his cousin Fin.

It went very well, despite a little jealousy every now and then.

Mills' paws are much bigger.  This picture doesn't do the difference justice.

Baby Mills with my brother.

We took Mills' condo down there for him to sleep in like he does at home.  He whined the entire first night.  After an hour of it, I just brought him into our room because I didn't want him waking the whole house and I couldn't sleep at all.  It was funny putting them both in there.

The next morning they had nap time together.  Fin has his arm around his wild cousin trying to calm him down.

Fin on the left, Mills on the right.

We went to lunch at BisQit.  Lil Sarah is too sweet!

They are obsessed with each other.

Then we took the boat out on the creek.

Kevin and Clay went fishing while the girls played on the beach.  Kevin caught this RedFish.

I pretended I caught it.

We headed back to their dock.  Anna Kate tried to check on the crabs.

Then the poor redfish saw better days.

My girl and I.

This is the view from their dock of their land.  They're going to clear some of those trees to build their home.

Naptime was necessary.

Even for the pooches.  Seriously how cute are these two goldens?

They loved sunning themselves in their backyard.  

 That redfish was SO good.  My brother can cook some fish.

We brought the crabs home for dinner too.  Mills loved this crab.

The perfect dinner!

Our girl Sarah loves some corn!

The more old bay the better.

The girls went to bed and that's when these two went out of control.  Double trouble.

The dogs drank beer.  Em and I called it a night and the boys went to the PIT.  They told us they weren't but then they did.  Needless to say, that did not end well for any of us that evening/morning.  But they had fun and Emily and I suffered the next day because of it.  

Sarah and I Sunday morning.

Cute lil girls.

Yeah so you can see how much fun Saturday night was in this picture.  Our entire drive home looked like this.  

My buddy sunned himself and kept me company the whole way back.

Always good times when we visit and wish we all lived closer.  You only get one family.


  1. Not sure which is a cuter duo... your nieces or the pups!!! I'm salivating for all of that Old Bay-crusted seafood now!

  2. What a fun weekend!! The two pups together are precious and so are your nieces! I had a Cookout cheeseburger & milkshake yesterday it was GLORIOUS.

  3. The pic with Finn's arm around Mills is seriously the most adorable thing I've ever seen!!

  4. Their house is going to be awesome! That is hysterical about Kevin and your brother. I stayed up way too late hanging out and chatting and boozing with my friend Katie on Saturday night.
    Ugh.. I took a nap every time Shelby did yesterday.

  5. suuuuuch cute pictures! looks like it was a great weekend!

  6. I can't deal with how cute Mills and his cousin are together! Obviously, your nieces are precious too!

  7. I can't deal with how cute Mills and his cousin are together! Obviously, your nieces are precious too!

  8. Oh my gosh, what a fun weekend! Your bro and SIL's house is going to be so pretty--what an amazing view!

  9. I love that you call Mills' cage a condo!! Glad you all had a fun time!! :)

  10. "You only get one family." How true! Loved all the fun pictures as I am a new and enthusiastic follower...thanks for sharing!