Anxious for Nothing

I’m a worrier. I don’t want to be —- but it seems I’m always weighing the worst case scenario in all of my decisions. On vacation, I try to put the boys in the room that’s easiest to get to in case of a fire.  I buy Tylenol before I need it (and restock it as necessary) to make sure it hasn’t been contaminated (like what happened when I was young). I make sure that Miles is breathing before I go to bed. The list is endless…Totally neurotic, I know.

I know all this worrying doesn’t get me anywhere. God knows the number of our days and nothing I can do will change that. If something tragic happened, would I grieve any less by worrying more? Of course not. The Bible tells us to be anxious for nothing. In fact, God tells us to stop our worrying! Why is it so hard for me to turn everything over to Him?

So… I’ve been praying for a peaceful spirit. To enjoy the moment instead of feeling nostalgic. To be at rest instead of anxious. Yesterday I read this verse:

When I said, “My foot is slipping”

Your love, O Lord, supported me.

When anxiety was great within me,

Your consolation brought joy to my soul.

Psalm 94:18-19

I’m grateful for these words and will try to rest in His promises! I just want to enjoy each moment…

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I can feel it coming…

I can smell it in the air… spring must be right around the corner! After an inexplicably cold winter (don’t laugh, my northern friends!!), the cherry blossoms are blooming, doves are making nests, and I am SO excited.

These little guys are nesting outside our office window. Of course you’ll notice that the photo is so much better than my usual photos since it was taken by Pat Stuckart (our IT guy at my office) with his amazing talent (and amazing camera)!

Colin is so excited about playing golf with Chad again! They haven’t been out on the course together in a while. I have a feeling that they’ll be out there this week, now that the weather is so nice. It’s hard to keep a six-year old engaged for a round of golf but Colin really enjoys the fresh air and time with Dad.

Spring “things” are happening all around. The Charleston Food and Wine Festival was last weekend and all around Daniel Island there is evidence that the Family Circle Cup is close at hand. I don’t know a whole lot about tennis but I love the excitement that the tournament brings to our neighborhood each year.

Yesterday I got to have lunch here on DI with a dear friend at Laura Albert’s Tasteful Options. We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather. It was a welcome break during a busy day!

And, of course Miles got to enjoy the nice weather too!! Spring, I’m so thankful that you’re here 🙂

A Day Trip!

I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed with all that I’ve had to do lately! After working all weekend, I planned to take Monday off to get some stuff done around the house. BUT… my wonderful in-laws offered to take care of the big boys and instead Chad, Miles and I headed to the Market Common at Myrtle Beach. The weather was beautiful and spring was in the air so we decided to take a road trip up Hwy 17.

The Market Common is a great outdoor shopping area with some fabulous restaurants. It was fun to browse around and sit in the grass by the many fountains. There are really pretty park areas around the Common and it is fantastic place to walk around. We had lunch at PF Chang’s, which was a real treat for me. I’m not a girl who likes chain restaurants but I do wish that we had a PF Chang’s in Charleston!!

It was fun to get away for the day. I feel refreshed and ready to tackle the week ahead of me! I’m really lucky that I got to spend a Monday with two of my favorite guys.

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Sunday on Daniel Island

I’m so excited that it has finally warmed up! What a perfect day. Poppy and Grammie took the boys to church this morning and we had a wonderful brunch in the Grill Room at the Daniel Island Club. I hate missing church but am still really apprehensive about putting Miles in the nursery when there are so many sick babies right now. What a blessing that our church posts the service on iTunes so that I can still hear the message 😉

I’m crazy about the fact that it’s the beginning of March and we sat out on the porch and watched the golfers come in on the 18th holes of both the Beresford Creek Course and the Ralston Creek Course. The tide was high and we watched the boats in the creek across the marsh. It was SO relaxing! Just what I needed today. I wish my iPhone took better photos but it’s better than nothing…

Everything looks SO beautiful. The grounds around the island are really coming to life and I feel that spring is finally in the air!

The food was super and Stephanie Tate, one of our favorite servers, took such great care of us. It’s awesome to have a place like this for our family to gather and visit! Sitting on the porch is ideal for the boys. They love the fresh air and watching what’s going on beneath. If Miles hadn’t been hungry, we probably would have stayed and visited with the grandparents for another hour.

So now Colin and Davis are out riding their bikes with Chad & Poppy. Miles is fast asleep. I’m looking forward to the Weather Channel’s prediction of more good weather this week — we’re already making plans to go to the beach!

It doesn’t get much better…this is why I love living in Charleston 🙂

Little Hands and Little Feet

Yesterday evening, I spent a couple of hours in Miles’s nursery — packing up clothes that no longer fit him. It’s something that I’ve been putting off for weeks because it tends to be an emotional thing for me.

As I folded those little outfits, I couldn’t help but wonder where the time goes? How is it that my tiny baby is now 9 months old? I remember so vividly when some of these outfits were HUGE! So I found myself paying particular attention to the little hands and feet that I love so much…

I know that pretty soon I’ll be looking at pictures like the one below and thinking that the “big” boys were once so small. This photo is precious to me because Colin (6) and Davis (5) decided they wanted to have a “fancy” dinner the other evening. They got out candles, little photos of themselves, colorful bowls and grown-up silverware. I had to stop them when they tried to get wine glasses for their milk! Instead they used new “magic” cups that they got from the Kids’ Mission Festival at church. (The cups change color when you put cold milk in them so it got their minds off using my good crystal!) 🙂

I love that they are still small enough where they thought this was a really big deal!

Soon those little hands and little feet will be much larger than mine… stop and think about that for a minute!!

Tour of Daniel Island Homes – Video

My friend Terry Haas (of HGTV’s Designed to Sell) has put together a short video tour of a few DI homes. I think it’s an awesome idea since it gives a great overview of the different choices that Daniel Island has to offer. Terry takes us through homes, town homes, and condominiums in the video. What a fabulous way for someone who has never visited DI to get a taste of what we are all about. Thanks Terry! Great job 🙂

The End of the Day

Today was one of “those” days. Nothing went as planned, I didn’t feel well and I found myself looking forward to the end of the day. I couldn’t wait to get home, have supper, put the kids to bed, and just chill out.

At around 5:45, I was getting ready to leave the office but I had one more phone call to make. I ended up chatting with a client that I haven’t seen in a while and we caught up for a few minutes. As we discussed the weather and when our cold snap would be over, she said something that stopped me in my tracks. She said, ” Well, it’s not great but we can’t spend our time wishing our lives away.”

Wow. How often do I live in anticipation of the next thing? The weekend, vacation, spring, the baby to sleep through the night (which thankfully he’s done for a long time), Christmas… the list is endless. It goes back to what I’ve written about before: being intentional and living in the moment. I don’t want life to pass me by while I’m waiting for the next thing. I want to enjoy the journey itself.

So the boys are asleep, the fire is on and my feet are up. I’m in a much better frame of mind than I was in earlier. Thanks to Karen for putting me back on track 🙂

A Little Independence is a BIG Deal!

A well-kept secret is that the best hot dog on Daniel Island comes from the Halfway House on Rhoden Island Drive. The boys were thrilled when we let them walk up to the window, order hot dogs the way they like them (with ketchup AND mustard), “pay”, and carry them over to River Green park.

Davis was beside himself. He kept saying, “This is a BIG privilege!!” They were jumping with excitement as they tried to get the attention of the girl inside so that they could order through the window.

They decided that they wanted to eat at River Green park because they love racing around the “track” of red stones. They are also infatuated with large machines and trucks and wanted to see what was going on at the house under construction across the street.

While they raced and ran and played and watched the machinery, I just relaxed on a bench and took in the view of the marsh — and the more beautiful view of my little guys 🙂

Morning on the Wando River

There’s something about water in the morning. It glistens and sparkles and takes on a color that is different from any other time of day.

I went out to Mitchell Wharf this morning (without a great attitude since it’s still freezing today) to take some photos for work. As I took photos and tried to keep warm, I found myself rejuvenated and refreshed by the beauty of creation.

If I woke up to this glorious sight every morning, would I take it for granted? I sure hope not. It’s days like this that make me remember that God is an artist.  He is the Author of Beauty. I love the feeling that I get when I observe splendour and know that it isn’t a random thing.

After a bad headache last night, I got every bit of sleep possible and I didn’t have time to do my Bible Study before things got cranking in the morning. I’ve felt two steps behind on everything today and it’s only 9:00!  How amazing that He met me by the river this morning and restored peace in my distracted mind and spirit. I truly needed a clearer perspective this morning and He gave me that. Thank You, Father! 🙂

How to make a little boy’s day…

So a couple of days ago, I posted about Colin’s fixation with the Port of Charleston. Two days later, I got a tweet from the CRBJ that the largest cargo ship to ever enter Charleston had come (and gone) that afternoon. We missed it!!!! There were a few photos in the paper but Colin was really, really disappointed that we didn’t see it.

Well, the very next morning, I received an email from Pat Stuckart (the IT guy in my office). I’ve posted several of Pat’s photos on my blog before. Believe it or not, he had gone out and taken photos of the MSC Rita while it was at the Wando Terminal. Colin was SO excited!! Again, it was sweet to see how God does little things for us to show His love 🙂

Here is the MSC Rita in all her glory. If anyone knows when she will next be in port, PLEASE let me know!

Thanks to Pat Stuckart for making my son’s day. If you’d like to see more of Pat’s photography, you can click on his name

February Real Estate Update for Daniel Island

Click on any of the “Details” links below to view more information on each property.
February Homes – Sold/Closed
– Details: 1151 BLAKEWAY ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $456,000
– Details: 1710 SAILMAKER ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $587,308
– Details: 150 BERESFORD CREEK ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $860,000
– Details: 99 IRON BOTTOM LN, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,200,000
February Homes – Under Contract
– Details: 200 RIVER LANDING DR, #A404, CHARLESTON, SC – $195,000
– Details: 200 RIVER LANDING DR, #D203, CHARLESTON, SC – $214,900
– Details: 200 RIVER LANDING DR, #H309, CHARLESTON, SC – $269,000
– Details: 200 RIVER LANDING DR, #B303, CHARLESTON, SC – $270,000
– Details: 306 S LADD CT, CHARLESTON, SC – $419,900
– Details: 6055 GRAND COUNCIL ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $449,000
– Details: 5 LAFAR ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $649,900
– Details: 1225 BLAKEWAY ST, #1404, CHARLESTON, SC – $179,900
– Details: 134 ETIWAN PARK ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $399,900
– Details: 1523 MITCHELL WHARF ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $405,049
– Details: 2277 DANIEL ISLAND DR, CHARLESTON, SC – $406,000
– Details: 1507 MITCHELL WHARF ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $420,000
– Details: 6070 GRAND COUNCIL ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $459,000
– Details: 1119 BARFIELD ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $579,000
– Details: 1731 SAILMAKER ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $679,900
– Details: 275 DELAHOW ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $750,000
– Details: 7860 FARR ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $985,000
February Homes – New Listings
– Details: 400 BUCKSLEY LN, #106, CHARLESTON, SC – $119,900
– Details: 600 BUCKSLEY LN, #102, CHARLESTON, SC – $149,900
– Details: 130 RIVER LANDING DR, #7208, CHARLESTON, SC – $159,900
– Details: 300 BUCKSLEY LN, #106, CHARLESTON, SC – $199,000
– Details: 145 PIER VIEW ST, #414, CHARLESTON, SC – $215,000
– Details: 500 BUCKSLEY LN, #101, CHARLESTON, SC – $230,000
– Details: 1162 BARFIELD ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $295,000
– Details: 1852 PIERCE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $334,900
– Details: 200 RIVER LANDING DR, #D310, CHARLESTON, SC – $349,900
– Details: 6035 GRAND COUNCIL ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $365,000
– Details: 185 CARTRIGHT ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $369,900
– Details: 307 SOUTH LADD CT, CHARLESTON, SC – $372,000
– Details: 406 MILNER CT, CHARLESTON, SC – $399,000
– Details: 225 SEVEN FARMS DR, CHARLESTON, SC – $399,900
– Details: 144 FAIRBANKS OAK, #6 3B, CHARLESTON, SC – $487,000
– Details: 143 BOUNTY STREET, CHARLESTON, SC – $499,900
– Details: 1148 BARFIELD ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $549,000
– Details: 111 BELLINGER ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $609,000
– Details: 1012 BARFIELD ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $615,000
– Details: 209 N LADD CT, CHARLESTON, SC – $647,000
– Details: 935 COCHRAN ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $699,000
– Details: 1118 BLAKEWAY ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $719,900
– Details: 1222 SMYTHE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $759,000
– Details: 140 FAIRBANKS OAK, #5 3B, CHARLESTON, SC – $795,000
– Details: 1210 SMYTHE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $839,000
– Details: 6116 GRAND COUNCIL ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $879,000
– Details: 609 DAGGETT ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $879,000
– Details: 140 RIVER GREEN PLACE, CHARLESTON, SC – $895,000
– Details: 2413 DANIEL ISLAND DR, CHARLESTON, SC – $915,000
– Details: 224 BERESFORD CREEK ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $925,500
– Details: 849 DUNHAM ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $949,900
– Details: 521 PARK CROSSING ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $994,900
– Details: 43 DALTON ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,175,000
– Details: 165 KING GEORGE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,249,000
– Details: 33 HAZELHURST ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,350,000
– Details: 86 IRON BOTTOM LN, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,485,000
– Details: 39 WATROO POINT, CHARLESTON, SC – $2,195,000
– Details: 25 IRON BOTTOM LN, CHARLESTON, SC – $2,780,000
February Homes – Price Changes
– Details: 1225 BLAKEWAY ST, #1004, CHARLESTON, SC – $195,000
– Details: 200 RIVER LANDING DR, #A103, CHARLESTON, SC – $199,900
– Details: 1225 BLAKEWAY ST, #803, CHARLESTON, SC – $209,900
– Details: 200 RIVER LANDING DR, #H208, CHARLESTON, SC – $274,900
– Details: 200 RIVER LANDING DR, #H108, CHARLESTON, SC – $279,000
– Details: 112 CARTRIGHT ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $369,000
– Details: 307 SOUTH LADD CT, CHARLESTON, SC – $372,000
– Details: 4006 CROWN POINTE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $373,000
– Details: 9009 MERCHANT ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $375,000
– Details: 2233 DANIEL ISLAND DR, CHARLESTON, SC – $379,000
– Details: 150 BRADY ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $399,000
– Details: 1503 JENYS ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $449,000
– Details: 1513 JENYS ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $462,500
– Details: 144 FAIRBANKS OAK, #6 3B, CHARLESTON, SC – $487,000
– Details: 1029 BARFIELD ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $489,000
– Details: 1916 MAHONE CT, CHARLESTON, SC – $524,000
– Details: 112 CURRIER ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $549,000
– Details: 2422 SETTLERS ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $552,500
– Details: 1274 BLAKEWAY ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $599,000
– Details: 111 BELLINGER ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $609,000
– Details: 2025 PIERCE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $670,000
– Details: 264 BERESFORD CREEK ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $689,900
– Details: 502 INDIAN CORN ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $709,000
– Details: 110 BELLINGER ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $755,000
– Details: 315 GINNED COTTON ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $799,000
– Details: 1543 WANDO LANDING ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $874,900
– Details: 606 DAGGETT ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $879,000
– Details: 720 ISLAND PARK DR, #107, CHARLESTON, SC – $999,000
– Details: 720 ISLAND PARK DR, #104, CHARLESTON, SC – $999,000
– Details: 720 ISLAND PARK DR, #102, CHARLESTON, SC – $999,000
– Details: 720 ISLAND PARK DR, #108, CHARLESTON, SC – $999,000
– Details: 1205 FINLEY RD, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,120,000
– Details: 71 DELAHOW ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,140,000
– Details: 89 IRON BOTTOM LN, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,550,000
– Details: 619 ISLAND PARK DR, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,899,000
– Details: 25 IRON BOTTOM LN, CHARLESTON, SC – $2,780,000
– Details: 616 CATTLE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $2,795,000
– Details: 351 RHODEN ISLAND DR, CHARLESTON, SC – $4,295,000

February Homes – Disclosed Short Sales
– Details: 130 RIVER LANDING DR, #9112, CHARLESTON, SC – $164,900
– Details: 200 RIVER LANDING DR, #H208, CHARLESTON, SC – $274,900
– Details: 1162 BARFIELD ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $295,000
– Details: 200 RIVER LANDING DR, #F109, CHARLESTON, SC – $335,900
– Details: 200 RIVER LANDING DR, #A305, CHARLESTON, SC – $359,000
– Details: 307 SOUTH LADD CT, CHARLESTON, SC – $372,000
– Details: 4006 CROWN POINTE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $373,000
– Details: 116 BURNHAM ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $399,000
– Details: 406 MILNER CT, CHARLESTON, SC – $399,000
– Details: 1513 JENYS ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $462,500
– Details: 144 FAIRBANKS OAK, #6 3B, CHARLESTON, SC – $487,000
– Details: 143 BOUNTY STREET, CHARLESTON, SC – $499,900
– Details: 2422 SETTLERS ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $552,500
– Details: 130 FAIRBANKS OAK, #3 3B, CHARLESTON, SC – $575,000
– Details: 502 INDIAN CORN ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $709,000
– Details: 103 IRON BOTTOM LN, CHARLESTON, SC – $750,000
– Details: 110 BELLINGER ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $755,000
– Details: 1243 SMYTHE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $799,000
– Details: 702 CUNNINGHAM ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $799,000
– Details: 851 DUNHAM ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $850,000*
– Details: 841 DUNHAM ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $875,000
– Details: 853 DUNHAM ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $899,999
– Details: 2413 DANIEL ISLAND DR, CHARLESTON, SC – $915,000
– Details: 604 CATTLE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $950,000*
– Details: 600 CATTLE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $995,000*
– Details: 217 KING GEORGE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $995,000*
– Details: 2453 DANIEL ISLAND DR, CHARLESTON, SC – $997,500
– Details: 615 CATTLE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,250,000
– Details: 611 ISLAND PARK DR, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,295,000
– Details: 112 DALTON ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,295,000
– Details: 2465 DANIEL ISLAND DR, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,400,000
– Details: 75 IRON BOTTOM LN, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,492,000
– Details: 351 RHODEN ISLAND DR, CHARLESTON, SC – $4,295,000
*price approved by bank
February Homesites – Sold/Closed
None

February Homesites – Under Contract
None
February Homesites – New Listings
– Details: 15 SURR ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $167,900
– Details: 1327 SMYTHE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $185,000
– Details: 1331 SMYTHE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $189,900
– Details: 1222 SMYTHE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $194,000
– Details: 1315 SMYTHE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $199,900
– Details: 1415 SMYTHE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $325,000
– Details: 53 IRON BOTTOM LN, CHARLESTON, SC – $384,900
– Details: 1440 SMYTHE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,050,000
– Details: 1414 SMYTHE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,150,000
– Details: 481 CREEK LANDING ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $1,225,000
February Homesites – Price Changes
– Details: 1246 SMYTHE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $155,000
– Details: 448 CREEK LANDING ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $199,900
– Details: 206 FERRYMAN LN, CHARLESTON, SC – $275,000
– Details: 462 CREEK LANDING ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $299,000
– Details: 320 HIDDEN BOTTOM LN, CHARLESTON, SC – $325,000
– Details: 79 IRON BOTTOM LN, CHARLESTON, SC – $395,000
– Details: 565 PARK CROSSING DR, CHARLESTON, SC – $495,000
February Homesites – Disclosed Short Sales
– Details: 448 CREEK LANDING ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $199,900
– Details: 49 WOODFORD ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $200,000
– Details: 1214 SMYTHE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $203,750
– Details: 1299 SMYTHE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $249,000
– Details: 1 WOODFORD ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $300,000
– Details: 320 HIDDEN BOTTOM LN, CHARLESTON, SC – $325,000
– Details: 1203 SMYTHE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $370,000
– Details: 79 IRON BOTTOM LN, CHARLESTON, SC – $395,000
– Details: 254 FURMAN FARM PL, CHARLESTON, SC – $399,900
– Details: 565 PARK CROSSING DR, CHARLESTON, SC – $495,000
– Details: 19 WATROO POINT, CHARLESTON, SC – $375,000

Mitchell Wharf

It’s hard for me to describe how excited I am about the upcoming home site release on Daniel Island.

Part of me is quite nostalgic because I have so many sweet memories of our family playing and picnicking on the beach below the bluff when the land was undeveloped.

We would put on our old shoes and fill an LL Bean bag full of food and bottles of water and head through the brush until we came to an opening. From there it was easy to make our way down to the beach. Someone had tied a  rope to a tree that hangs out over the Wando River and the boys would swing back and forth as best as they could. I remember how little Davis was the first time we went out there. I think I had to carry him down and he didn’t like getting sand on his feet!

It’s weird to think that 13 families are going to build homes on our old “stomping ground” and that the beach will then be off-limits to us 😦

But… what an amazing piece of property! The views are absolutely spectacular and I don’t know of any other property on DI where there is such a nice beach along the river. We loved sitting there, hidden from the world, watching the boats go by. The boys would let the waves lap at their feet but then squeal and run back to the bluff if a boat came by and made the “waves” bigger!

I will post some photos later but this is on my mind today. I went out a few days ago and saw that steps have been installed where we used to clamber down from the bluff.

I’m excited for the people who will eventually live there. I hope a couple of my clients end up buying these lots so that I can always have access to our special beach 🙂

Port Sunset

Colin is obsessed with the Port of Charleston. I don’t say that lightly. He even wanted to have his birthday party there! Colin is 6 and talks like a true authority on all things related to the port. On our way to school each morning we take the 526 bridge over the Wando River. While I enjoy looking at the beautiful scenery and boats, Colin observes what’s happening at the port. Our conversations often go like this:

“Look Mom!! A Maersk and a MOL are there today” or “I wonder why MSC has two cargo ships at port?”

The boy knows how many cranes there are at the Wando terminal, how many ships pass through on a given day, that MSC stands for “Mediterranean Shipping Company”, how many crew members are on a cargo ship during a transatlantic voyage, and that the Emma Maersk is the largest cargo ship ever.

So needless to say, this photo will soon be printed and framed in his room! Chad took Davis to the river to watch dolphins and captured this fabulous photo on his iPhone.

I think it’s pretty cool that little boys love stuff like this. I learn something new every day being in a family of boys and it brings me so much joy. Who ever thought that I would find a port sunset photo beautiful? Well, I certainly do when I can see it through the eyes of my beloved son. 🙂

A Beautiful Sunday Afternoon

After church on Sunday, we loaded up the family on our golf cart and headed to Vespa, one of our favorite restaurants on DI. The weather was perfect and we sat out on the patio. Vespa is owned by island residents and the food is spectacular. If you make it there, ask for Kevin — server extraordinaire! He’s wonderful and pays close attention to detail. My personal fave is the Bianca Pizza with a Caesar Salad but the sandwich of the day is usually awesome too.

After leaving Vespa, we went over to Beekman Point where the big boys enjoy playing. Miles basked in warm sunshine and played with grass in the park (nicknamed “Grassy Fields Park” by Colin), while Colin and Davis got to work building their “tree house for animals”.  I’m constantly amazed (and convicted) at how imaginative my children are when they don’t have any toys! Even Miles was entertained by picking up little pieces of grass and transferring them from one hand to the other.  It beats buying new Fisher Price toys for every stage of development!!

Thank the Lord for sunny Sunday afternoons 🙂

Time flies!!

I can’t believe that Miles is almost 9 months old!

How did we get from this:

To this:

In nine short months? I can’t even comprehend it.

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