Today I wanted to share some pictures and updates from the past few weeks.
Last weekend, I attended not one but *two* birthday parties. The first party was for Virginia’s daughter, Stella, who is one year old!
Of course, first birthday parties are a big event for the kid, but it’s still mostly adults hanging out- we had pizza, cake, beer, watermelon, and spiked watermelon punch. Stella’s favorite food is watermelon, so the party was pink and green and watermelon themed (pretty sure she liked the watermelon more than her birthday cake).
She got lots of great gifts and we spent a few hours swimming in the pool. Stella’s lucky that she’ll always get to have pool parties- with my October birthday, it’s never happening.
I can’t believe Stella is one- we went out to Moe’s Crosstown Tavern for dinner Tuesday night (half priced burger night), and Stella was sitting in the booth eating a PB&J and looked so grown up. Here’s a throwback picture from our first trip to Roly Poly last year.
The second party was for my friend Paul, who turned 50. After the Sunday OnShore Racing group run, we celebrated in Hampton Park. In honor of his 50th birthday, Paul ran, walked, and biked 50 miles (a combination of activities) that day.
Fifty miles of anything is serious business and requires fueling, refueling, and hydration, so we had brunch catered by Moe’s Crosstown Tavern (best quiche ever) and microbrews. Good times!
In other happy news, I had an article published in the Francis Marion University alumni magazine, The View. I wrote the article a few months ago, and the alumni association director mailed me a few copies of the magazine. This is my second article for The View, which is published twice a year and a neat way to stay connected with my alma mater and practice a different type of writing.
We’ve had more crazy storms here in Charleston. A few nights ago, during a bad storm, a giant bottle of milk on the Coburg Dairy sign was damaged and removed from the sign. Fortunately, the big bottle of milk didn’t fall on anything or anyone, but the sign looks very different now.
Every week is a slow news week here in West Ashley, so it made the local paper’s front page.
I hope everyone’s had a great week and has fun plans for the weekend- mine won’t be as exciting without all the parties, but Clay’s family is coming to see us before they leave for a cruise and we’ll go out to lunch. Lots of football watching is in our future! Happy Friday!