Monday, May 20, 2013

As long as I'm living, my mama you'll be!

Mothers Day this year was spent at my Nana & Papa's house, just like it is every year. We were blessed with some beautiful weather that paired well with the delicious hot dogs, hamburgers, and pulled pork grilled by my Uncle Todd. Most of my family was there but there were many that were missed.

Mothers Day is probably one of my favorite holidays because I love getting to spoil my mama. Long story short, my mother is one of the most amazing people I know and she's shown that time and time again while raising my sister and I. Us three girls have been through some ups and some downs, much like any other family, but we have always been there for each other, and my mom has always stuck by us- no matter what. My mom raised us well, at least I'd like to think so, against all other odds thrown at her. She was a single mom, working long hours, yet still maintained our household, made sure we always had the newest style on our backs, and took the time to chaperon numerous spring break trips when all other parents would have never fathomed it. All because she cared, that much. I cannot even put into words how proud I am of her for being such an amazing woman for my sister and I to look up to all throughout our lives. I questioned her rules, her decisions, and her actions, many, many, times while growing up but now I aspire to one day have that much patience, faith, and love for my kids. She's my rock, my best friend, and best of all- my mama. 

Some pictures from my grandparents: 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

as we go on, come whatever..

Last weekend Andrew's sister, Ashley, and her fiance, Nolan, graduated from Campbell University. They are getting married this summer then Ashley is off to law school and Nolan is working on his doctorate. I couldn't be happier for these two and I know they both have some extremely proud parents. It was a fun packed weekend and I am so grateful I was able to  be a part of such a special moment in their lives and capture it with pictures!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Charleston, S.C.

Part II of Kelly's bachelorette party took place in Charleston. It was so much to eat delicious crab legs and crab cakes.. and whatever else that involved crab that I could get my hands on. We also shopped until we dropped and was able to find Kelly a gorgeous rehearsal dinner dress in the process. My little amateur photographer eye was so snap happy walking along the cobblestone and seeing all the bright beautiful houses. I will spare you all 100+ that I took and only share some of my favorites. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Last Fling at Folly

My gorgeous cousin got married this weekend! The wedding was beautiful.. but more on that later.. it got me thinking that I still haven't posted pictures from her bachelorette party (or the appropriate ones anyway!). I am going to do this in two parts. Part one will be at Folly Beach which is 10 miles outside of Charleston, South Carolina. Part two will be when the family arrived and the friends went home and we stayed for an extra night to explore Charleston. Basically part one involves lots of booze and couple penis appearances and part two will be beautiful houses and the occasional crab cake. It was the perfect long weekend and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the bride!
I think it's safe to say that the last fling before the ring was successful and we had a ridiculous amount of fun. Kelly is seriously one of the most genuine kind hearted and beautiful individuals I have ever met and I am lucky to have her as a cousin that I can look up to and aspire to be like. With that said, she introduced me to so many wonderful girls and I will cherish the memories made with. Whether it be singing "Pour Some Sugar on me" from the top of our lungs, to late night wine induced chats on the front porch, to trying not to get blown away in the hurricane force winds.. I loved every moment and it's fact that even though Kelly has found her man, she has some great girls behind her. 

Part 2 to come shortly..
and also an explanation of why I have been so MIA..