Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Camping at Table Rock

This past weekend Aaron and I packed up our camping gear (what little we have!) and lots and lots of munchies and headed to Table Rock State Park in South Carolina to camp with some of our dear friends, the Lavenders.

Friday night we arrived just before dark and we were able to set up our tent (on a hill) and play a couple of games before heading to bed.

We started the trip off right on Saturday morning with pancakes and bacon. Yum. Yum.

 After breakfast, we decided to go on a hike.  Unfortnately, all the short hikes went nowhere special.. so we embarked on a 6 mile hike. Whoa.  I did fine until the last mile when I got a side stitch.  The hike we did was to a waterfall, which was beautiful.  Once we got there, we settled down on a rock for our packed picnic.  Newton went along for the hike and did a great job.  I was pretty impressed by our little suburban dog.

On Sunday, we decided we were not cut out for another hike, so we drove to see some pretty sights, but mostly hung around camp lounging and playing games.  Our games of choice were Rummikub and Monopoly Deal.  Sunday night we grilled out hamburgers and roasted hot dogs.  

Of course, no camping trip is complete without Smores.

Newton's favorite part (and our least favorite) was collecting rocks and laying one beside us for us to toss for him to fetch.  He had a little collection going on the picnic table and I died laughing when I saw it.  haha.


Thursday, May 26, 2011


As I recently posted, my sister and I went on a Bahamas cruise!  Let's just say that it was wonderful and I enjoyed being able to spend some time with her (while simultaneously, avoiding work ;) )

We flew to Miami on a Sunday afternoon and arrived at our hotel on Miami/South Beach with plenty of sunshine still available to us.  We immediately changed into our swimsuits and headed straight for the beach, which was conveniently just outside our hotel! A-W-awesome.


After our much needed time in the sun and playing the beautiful weather, we headed out for dinner.  I was a bit concerned, since I hadn't really done my research on food places.. but luckily my friend, Ashley, told us the perfect place to stay.  We were right by the Lincoln Road mall.. which is basically blocks and blocks of shops and restaurants (most of them being primarily outside).  So we walked until we found the "happening" place and settled in for an amazing dinner, complete with chocolate cheesecake.

Of course we had to squeeze in a little more beach the next morning before heading to our cruise ship! 

Cruise posts to follow. :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Do you own a pair of Toms? If not, you are totally missing out.
I got my sister some for Christmas 2 years ago and therefore got added to the Toms email list.  Every couple of weeks I would receive an email showing off all the new styles, so I finally decided it was time to get some and asked for some for Christmas (2010).  and I absolutely LOVE them.
I just wish they were a little bit cheaper.. because I am also in love with these:

Aren't those awesome??? I want them.  I need them.

And these:

I need some good grey shoes. :)

And these:

So so cute! Perfect summer shoes.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy 3rd Anniversay!

Happy 3rd wedding anniversary to us!!!

Today marks 3 full years married to the love of my life.  We have had so many wonderful memories and adventures so far and I can't wait to have even more.  :)

Just to name a few:
  • 3 places we now call "home" (Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville)
  • 3 new niece/nephews (Ethan, Katie, Roman)
  • Newton!
  • lots and lots of traveling
  • multiple jobs
  • tons of holidays spent with our families
  • moved to Atlanta
  • Aaron in graduate school
  • Erin pursuing photography
I can't wait to see this list grow and grow as we enjoy life together.

I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful spouse beside me each and every day. I'm really thankful for him and I'm extremely proud of him.

Happy Anniversary to the love of my life!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

St. Simons

Lauren and I went to St. Simons a few weeks back to photograph a beautiful beach wedding.

See all the sneak peeks: Hanson Wedding Sneak Peeks
if you're interested. :)

We decided to take Monday off of work so we could enjoy the beach and beautiful St. Simons on Sunday.  We had a wonderful time!  I'm going to miss beach time with her!

Before the wedding on Saturday, we hit up Southern Soul for some yummy BBQ

and some fried oreos.  YUM!

On Sunday, we headed straight for the beach.  The sun was warm.. but the wind was cool.  Still had fun.. and still got burnt...

Beautiful beach!

We ventured from the beach for lunch and found this fun little place.  We ate outside in our swimsuits, coverups.. and jackets. lol

I pretty much stayed away from the water since the wind was chilly.. but I did have to go put my toes in. :)

Found this jelly fish.  This was right before I got hit in the face with a Frisbee. ouch.

Then we went to dinner at Coastal Kitchen, recommendation from friend. :)
Of course, what's vacation without dessert?  So we hit up St. Simons Sweets.  Cutest sweet store!

Beautiful sunset views from our hotel.

Monday morning we were so burnt that we couldn't do any more time at the beach.  Instead we slept in, packed up, breakfast outside at this cute little place and headed home.

I loved St. Simons and spending time with my friend.  I think Aaron would like it, so hopefully I can take him sometime. :)

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