Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ushering in fall

I am feeling fall all around me. We are slowly getting ready for Charlie's last year of preschool and I am feeling sentimental as of late. This is my last year with my baby at home and it's all catching up to me.  We visited his new teacher, Ms. Leanna and she is a gem, just perfect for my boy. 

In the meantime my boy is enjoying his last week of summer building a parking lot on the back porch. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hilton Head by boat

We decided to stay an extra day in Savannah to spend more time with Charlie's parents and the frenchies.
We took the boat around the harbor and decided last minute to head to Hilton Head for lunch at the salty dog, a family tradition. We sat on the deck and enjoyed a very small breeze as we devoured seafood and drank cup after cup of water! Who knew boating could bring on such an appetite?!  Not just appetite, but such boat hair!! I thought I would be sure to document my salty beach hair and no makeup!! Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

my southern family

I married into a true Southern family, with deep Southern accents to boot.  We had our first Baggett family reunion this last weekend in Savannah and I wish it didn't have to end.
The Baggett families gathered in the Woodlawn bungalow and ate bbq from Carrey Hilliards, sat around and listened to old stories, watched old family movies from the 1950s, listened to Uncle Mark play delta blues on his guitar, the young loves dancing in the family room when they thought nobody was watching, and for dessert we ate watermelon on the front porch.
Of course, some of my favorite moments of the reunion were not pictured, like when the little boys started jumping in puddles on the quiet street and got soaked from head to toe.  Or when David revealed his overly sunburnt body from a day at the beach!  
Some things I took away from our reunion was the importance of family, especially extended family.  Their experiences, life lessons and wisdom.  I was reminded of what childhood was like in the good ole days when kids played in the backyard all day, everyday and used their imaginations to every extent and how much I want that for little Charlie. 

I am so glad my little Charlie is being raised in the South, with a big Southern family only a few hours away.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

bee yourself

Summer isn't complete without summer camp in my opinion. My co-leader and I planned a summer day camp this week for the girls 8-11 at church and I am loving every minute.  The theme is "Bee Yourself" and we wanted to put focus on self worth. 
The first day the girls piled into my townhome and we played group games, made goal poster boards and played missionary tag to end the day.  I think it's important to leave the girls on a high note after a day of discussion and projects.
Yesterday the girls met at Latta Plantation for a nature hike and craft. A "naturalist" pointed out every creature, tree and rock and described the history and importance. The girls made their own trail mix before the hike and the girls loved exploring.
Today we have a cooking class that I am currently late for (swim lessons). They will learn to make Italian meatballs ad spaghetti and also a dessert. 
We will end the week with a pool party and lunch.

I hope the girls have learned through the activities we planned to recognize they are a child of God.  That they are important and have been given gifts. I strive to teach self worth in every calling I have because it's a growing problem in our culture. I feel this is one area that I can help others with since I faced this challenge growing up and learned to love myself and realize my potential.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Moira stops by...

Charlie has never been funnier than when his mom is present! His mom is so so funny and gives my hubby great material to bounce off of!  Endless entertainment right there!  So glad I could capture all the happiness!

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