Greenville, SC with three other equally amazing ladies. I assumed I'd get home and want to blog about 'where to eat' and 'what to do' in Greenville (and I will) because it is one of my favorite little cites in the south but what I REALLY want to tell you today is that if you're a gal who works her toosh off being a parent or an employee or both or maybe you havent gotten away in a long time then you just need to find yourself a few gals and GO SOMEWHERE!
We went for one day/one night and here is what I know. I know that Falls Park on the Reedy in Greenville is one of my favorite things to look at because it's waterfalls in the middle of a city folks! It's crazy and awesome and the sound of the water is soothing. I want to take my little family there, pack a picnic and just sit by the river.
I know that sometimes you need to spend time with other ladies. I totally believe that is so important. You need to have silly conversations, totally inappropriate conversations and giggle. You need to have serious conversations with them about how hard it is to be a Mom sometimes, to be a Mom that works, how amazing it can be and how cute your kids are too. Whatever it is. It helps to get perspective from other ladies and sometimes you can walk away with some clarity.
I know that laughter makes you a healthier person. There were a few moments (particularly at dinner which was at American Grocery) that I laughed so hard I thought I might break blood vessels in my eyes. It was awesome! Or over coffee at Coffee Underground the next morning when I learned a few new phrases I thought I'd never hear.
I know that while I love love love being with my husband, my son and my dog above anything that sometimes you need to get away just to enjoy the feeling of coming home. Everyone deserves to enjoy that feeling of walking in the door with a refreshed and renewed spirit and a reminder of how awesome your family is you've got.
So go on....grab your gals and get gone!
Monday, April 28, 2014
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The air smells differently in Southern Alabama. Really!It's a combination of pine, red dirt and something else I can never quite point out and all of the other glorious greenery that surrounds where my grandparents live. I love stepping outside of my Mamaw's house in the morning with a cup of coffee to take a deep breath in, willing for a way to bottle it up and take it home or create a scented candle to light when I'm feeling lonely. It makes me sad to think a day will come when I never get to experience that familiar smell of my grandparents' homes. Does that make sense? I look over at the garage and picture my Dad, Papaw and Uncles shucking coolers full of oysters that will likely be consumed on a saltine with ketchup. These days I prefer to slurp them right from the shell.
Monday, April 14, 2014
However, this week I think I may actually have time to write which makes me so happy. I'm instantly in a great mood because I love Easter. The holiday. The Easter dresses. The Egg hunts. I love it all so this should be a super fun week. Lots to share with you too. From finding out we were having a girl, a pregnancy update and some thoughts on the past. I am ready for a fresh week.