beach vacay

Take me back!! I feel like I need another week long vacation to recover from my week at the beach. Anyone else???

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Every summer my family goes to Pawleys Island, SC...and have been since way before I was born! It is heaven on Earth.  My cousins grew up in Georgetown, SC just about 20-30minutes away. So even during the school year I would go down and visit. Pawleys Island feels like a second home to me. I know it inside and out. 

This year was much like every other year. Long days on the beach, tons of food, floating the creek, etc.    We each take turns cooking dinner- it is always fun to think of something yummy to make.  This year Dave and I did homemade pizzas! Very time consuming, but easy and good!  My sister did crabcakes (she rocked them), homemade tartar sauce, marinated asparagus, and tomato pie.  My aunt did shrimp spaghetti- which Dave & I made for his family while in Rosemary Beach.  I'll have to share these recipes soon! My dad doesn't cook, but will buy everything for my sister (and me) to cook.  She did a beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus.  I made sure we had baked brie for an appetizer and dirt cake for dessert! SO MANY recipes to share! :)

This year we finally went paddleboarding! I have been wanting to try this for so long.  It was a blast! My cousin Susie rented the boards and she and her boyfriend took me and Dave out in the creek.  We picked it up pretty quickly! I was quite proud of myself. The next morning Dave and I even ventured out in the ocean by ourselves.  We didn't stay out too long because I started to get scared of sharks.... :) We were out SO deep. No way someone could have saved us.... hahaha! Shark week did me in. But here are two good reasons I was scared: bull shark and tiger shark

If you happen to visit the area you MUST eat at Bistro 217! My cousin (Susie) works there and it is the most amazing food.  We went twice while down there. My dad can't stop talking about it! I got the grouper one night and the burger (voted one of the best in SC by Southern Living) the next time- both incredible.  Everyone loved their meals. And the oysters- so yummy...and the fried okra....mmmm....loved it all! 

If you are looking for a great lunch spot- go to Groucho's!! Once in high school we drove from Pawleys Island to Charleston to eat it. Luckily they opened on right by the South Causeway! I get the STP every time- always with lots of sauce. If you have one near you- go right now. Don't wait. I'm so jealous...

Hollins is a great age at the beach- 17 months.  She is too funny!! She was scared at first of the waves, but then she fell in love and we couldn't stop her! She loved playing with my purse, Lilly Pulitizer wine glass and her blocks.  I loved getting this time with her.  

Jackson and Nat were also lots of fun- we enjoyed taking them out in the float and riding over waves.  Nat kept thinking he saw a shark- even in 3 inches of water. Jackson really likes the water! Nat loved playing in the sand.  As I mentioned Friday, I love this age with them. They are still so sweet and cuddly... they love to give hugs and kisses.  I hope it never ends!  They also say the funniest things! Their thought process is hilarious. 

It was a great week with family! I wish I had another week! It was so nice.

Now I'm off to Jackon's 7th birthday party- ninja turtle style pool party at the club! Happy Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like such a fun week! I always get so sad when our family beach vacation is over. You have some cooks in your family! And I love Grouchos so much too! Formula 45 sauce is my weakness I swear I could drink it, I know that's really gross! Little Hollins is so cute! I love her name!