Summer is in Full Swing

From the first official day of summer break kick-off, our days and weeks have been flying by – with loads of fun at every turn.

Summer break has only begun and we have a jammed-pack, full-steam-ahead itinerary. It’s going to be grand, but I really could use some assistance from my brain. It’s no joke what pregnancy (and children) can do to your memory and thought processes. Just as I typed that last sentence, I suddenly remembered how I was supposed to drop Tim’s dry cleaning off today so it could be ready on Monday. Oops, sorry, Babe! 

I also cannot wrap my head around the fact that I am 6 months pregnant. I have done the math over and over in my head and it still doesn’t seem right to me. I know it’s pretty simple arithmetic, but it’s still not sinking in. Being six months pregnant only means I’ve got three more months to go I do know every Thursday I turn a new week and this past Thursday I turned 24 weeks…I like to count week by week.  So all this became a revelation to me today when this little old lady asked my how many months along I was. After giving her the longest blank stare in history, I finally replied, “well, I guess 6 months”.  At that moment in time, that was probably the hardest math problem I’ve ever successfully completed. It’s a fact that I’m going to continue my week by week counting, because that will give me 16 more weeks to go. And I like that number a whole lot better than 3!

Here’s me at 18 weeks, picture courtesy of Sully + Willis Photography


Me at 21 weeks, picture courtesy of Evan


And here I am again. This time at 24 weeks – picture courtesy of my mom, Vicki. She took a quick little snapshot before our adventure to Charles Towne Landing with the kids. FYI: wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk approximately 3 miles if visiting this historic site. My feet were a sad, sad, sight upon our arrival home yesterday.


So, yeah. It’s amazing what a maxi dress does for me. Far less conversations get started with strangers when I wear a maxi. My worried husband reminds me daily to rest my legs and prop them up. And he’ll finish his lecture by telling me how his biggest fear right now is that he’ll come home from work one day and I’ll be an amputee. My husband is just so very loving and thoughtful that way

So I really need my brain to start functioning properly again. Here soon, we are headed to the beautiful island of Seabrook for one week. Immediately following that we’ll hop over to Atlanta – where we plan to visit the Atlanta Zoo and catch a Braves game. Then my BFF and I are headed to The Biltmore Estate for my maternity shoot. And after all that excitement, I’m finishing Summer off and going to my happy place in my Happie Camper.

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How cute is that kitchen?!

Oh my, I better go. I was too busy focusing on this kitchen and not on my own. I’m pretty sure I just burnt supper! Sorry, Babe! Sorry, kids!


Show Time

Summer Movie Express 1 Dollar Movies
Week Dates Movies
Week 1 Tue June 2
Wed June 3
Nut Job
Week 2 Tue June 9
Wed June 10
Earth to Echo
Week 3 Tue June 16
Wed June 17
Week 4 Tue June 23
Wed June 24
Rio 2
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Week 5 Tue June 30
Wed July 1
Mr. Peabody
Book of Life
Week 6 Tue July 7
Wed July 8
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Penguins of Madagascar
Week 7 Tue July 14
Wed July 15
Madagascar 3
Dolphin Tale 2
Week 8 Tue July 21
Wed July 22
Muppets, Most Wanted
Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Week 9 Tue July 28
Wed July 29
The Lego Movie
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

The Southeast Cinemas Northwoods Stadium in North Charleston, SC (the one located next to the mall) has their kids summer movies for FREE! Movies are every Tuesday and Thursday @ 10 am. All movies are rated PG.

June 16th & 18th: Despicable Me 2

June 23rd & 25th: Hotel Transylvania

June 30th & July 2nd: The Lorax

July 7th & 9th: Turbo

July 14th & 16th: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

July 21st & 23rd: The Croods

July 28th & 30th: The Lego Movie

August 4th & 6th: How to Train Your Dragon 2