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It happened. I turned 35 on Sunday. And since I’m pregnant, I’m now officially of “advanced maternal age”. You’d think with this day and our culture (and the fact that it’s 2014), they’d come up with something a little more flattering… I’m not really sure what, but I’m open to suggestions! The best part about 35 though is that I don’t really feel like I’m 35…. not that I feel like I’m 25 (I fall asleep way too early to feel like I’m 25), but most days I still don’t feel like I’m in my 30s. I’m definitely stronger and more in shape that I’ve ever been. I’m more grounded in my relationship with Christ which in turn makes me more confident in most things he’s allowing me to do (not that doubt doesn’t creep in, but it’s more of a peace with where my life has come). And I think overall, I’ve just really enjoyed my 30s! It was intimidating to enter them because it felt like I had to have life figured out, but it’s slowly landing where God wanted it to all along and I love it :-)
We spent the weekend in Charleston to celebrate my birthday and our anniversary a little early (I can’t believe it’s been almost 3 years since our wedding!) and it couldn’t have been a better trip! The weather was amazing, a weekend with Ben is always super fun, and the people we hung out with and the things we were able to do and see were incredible! So, here’s a brief recap with lots of iPhone pictures to follow:
I’d contemplated taking my DSLR for the weekend, but decided to just take a few photos with my phone instead. There’s a lot less pressure to pull it out and document things if I don’t have my “real camera” with me and I feel like I can be more in the moment without that big camera in my hand. So, here are the iPhone snapshots of our weekend away!
Love this talented girl! Check out Caroline Ro when you have a chance!
We met Caroline at Kudu, a local coffee shop, before the session and ended up going BACK there for more coffee and chai after we had dinner that night.
When a place is good, it’s worth going back to!
And, as always, we had to stop at Christophe’s for some pastries and a macaron!
If there’s one thing I love about Charleston homes, it’s the porches. This one was great because it was a little more tucked away and just amazing!
I’ve been looking at this ship from afar for way too long, so I asked Ben if we could go check it out this trip. I have Navy in my family history so this was amazing to walk around on… I kept picturing my granddad in those bunks and in the mess hall as we wandered through the tight quarters :-)
If there was a wheel to turn or a button to push, Ben was on it!
They have planes that you can actually CLIMB INTO. I couldn’t believe it!
For whatever reason, I’ve always wanted to be on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. And Saturday, that dream came true! At sunset no less… It was beautiful!
I love the old submarine docked with all the other boats.
The next morning, on my birthday, we patiently waited outside of Eli’s Table…
But it was SO WORTH IT for this praline French Toast. I seriously could have eaten an entire extra plate…
I just have to laugh at this picture because you never know what will happen when you hand your camera over to someone else!
Every technical aspect that could be wrong is wrong, but I love it because of the people and the day and the meal we shared!