Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What I've been up to...

So it's been a week or two since I've posted.

What have I been up to?

First, we did this...

(click on any picture to enlarge)

Check Chui out in this picture!

Then we headed for Kentucky to visit family.  We drove early on Christmas morning and drove right
through that big snow storm that hit the east coast.  It was quite a ride but once we arrived Christmas dinner
awaited us!

While in Kentucky, my middle dude celebrated his 17th birthday.  Since we were not home I opted to
purchase him a cake.  Isn't this just the cutest idea.  Maybe I'm behind the power curve on this one but
I've not seen cakes made from cupcakes.  Middle dude loved it....

Once we wore out our welcome we headed south back to Georgia.
We didn't even unpack, just added more clothes to our bags and headed to Beaufort and Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina.
Hubby and I have land on St. Helena's Island, SC and needed to check on it.  So we made a mini vacation
out of the trip.

minature golf....

Shh...I'm concentrating!!

Woo Hoo!!  2 hole-in-ones on the same hole!!
Notice who isn't in this picture?
Does a hole-in-two count?  If so, I should have found someone to take "our" photo!

Our land is on St. Helena Island, a Sea Island off the coast of Beaufort, SC.  It is located on what was an old
plantation property.  St. Helena Island is so rich in southern history and is home to Penn Center. Enjoy your
history lesson for the day!!

This is Avenue of The Oaks.  This dirt road leads us to our small piece of paradise and also an amazing
privately owned plantation home that is ocean front. (Not our home, oh how I wish it were, but you can read
more about it by going here.)

Our property has not been cleared of underbrush and pine scrub in 11 years...

I just love the moss draped trees and feel such a sense of calm when here.
Do you see the dirt road?
Do you see my hubby in the left corner of the picture?
Do you see the wooded lot on the other side?
Guess what is behind that lot?
The Atlantic Ocean!!
I love it here!
Maybe one day....

But for today folks, that's all!
Gotta get this gal a movin'.
Busy day calling my name!


PS~More vacation pictures to come this week...


La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love Beaufort, is is so very beautiful there and you are very fortunate to have such a georgous piece of property...for a vacation home someday? Wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Looks great Ann! I am glad you did not have to endure that storm! The property looks great and I know you can't wait to live by the sea! Happy New Year!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Happy New Year! Glad to have you back home. Your property looks lovely and so perfectly southern!

Julie Harward said...

Sounds like a great time and I LOVE the idea of cakes made out of cupcakes too! That is really cute! ;D

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow Sis,,, soooo breath takingly beautiful.... Just like you Sweetie... What a dream to visit there or live for that matter.. I'd be in Awe of God's decorating all over again..
Thanks for your note and the smiles you add to my day when you leave them...BTW Chui is FUNNY...
And I sooooo LOVE the apron you sent Angie!!!! hint hint hint ;0)
Teasin of course, about the hint that is...
May God continue to bless you and your family ~~~Hugs Dena

~ Pink Flamingo ~ said...

I am so lovin' the present/tree scenes, the golfing, the property (crazy name for a plantation -- woo-wee!) and of course Chillaxin' Chui! The 'gator cake is cute, too, but my Seminole self can't say that too loud. ;) Happy New Year! xoxo (P.S. H is on his way to SV... Jeff and Cathy S's retirement is tomorrow. Time's a flyin'!