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. 🙂

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This is why I live in Charleston

The weather today is gorgeous. It is 79 degrees outside and the sun is shining. My boys have their very first tee-ball practice today and it seems like the coach is going to be fabulous. The practices and games will be held just a minute from my house at the fields behind the Daniel Island School, unlike 70% of our flag football games last fall (although I hear that’s changing this year). As far as I’m concerned, life couldn’t get any better!

Two of Chad’s friends are coming to town tomorrow night to play in the St. Patrick’s Day member guest tournament here at the Daniel Island Club. It will be a lot of fun to see them! I’m sure that we’ll take some time to go out on the boat if the weather holds up. Here is a photo of the boys at the front of the boat when we were out a couple of weeks ago:

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Our other favorite thing to do is to go to the beach. As you can see in the photo below, we even go when it’s a little bit cool… easy to do when it’s 10 minutes away 🙂

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 Lastly, here is a photo that I took from our dock a few days ago as the sun was setting. It was breathtaking! I don’t know how well it will show here since I took it on my iPhone but I thought that I would give it a try.

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I love this time of year!