Thursday, May 30, 2013

memorial day weekend/richard's birthday weekend

Richard and I didn't initially have plans to go home to South Carolina for Memorial Day weekend but were so excited to find reasonable flights, allowing us to celebrate the long weekend and his 32nd birthday with family and friends. We spent Friday in Columbia, then headed back to the Upstate for the remainder of the weekend. Poor Richard endured a Saturday full of baby furniture shopping and making additions to the baby registry, so he deserved a fun night out. We had lovely evening dining under the lights at Soby's in perfect weather. Richard had birthday dessert #1 of many, and all of our dinners were excellent. We even ran into my dear friend Drew! 

chocolate cheesecake

just needed Will to have all the siblings together- love that our families get along so well

soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. Davis

yay for running into old friends!

For as long as I can remember, one of our family's favorite Sunday lunch spots has been Wades in Spartanburg. There's not much better for home cooking than Wades, which is hard to find in DC! Wades has a signature birthday song, which we made Richard endure in order to claim his peanut butter pie prize. He secretly loved it.

so embarrassed

Each Memorial Day, the Webbs hold a low country boil for their good friends. We usually miss it, but we were excited to get to go this year. The O'Sullivans and McDaniels were able to join too, and it was so fun to see their sweet little ones. They are growing up too fast.

Grady, Amanda and me (almost 23 weeks)

listening to Mr. Webb


and another birthday dessert! This time a Smith Island cake, one of the best things we've found in Maryland.

precious Penelope

Darcy supervising the itty-bitties. Grady and Penelope are only a few weeks apart.

Suzanne and James

hoping our baby girl and Penelope will be fast friends

love my SIL!

We loved catching up with Laurie and Daniel too, two of our favorite friends.

On Richard's actual birthday, Memorial Day, my born-and-raised Spartanburg boy chose the Beacon for his birthday lunch. Pretty appropriate if you ask me! So thankful for him, all of our family members and friends who have served or are serving, and those who have gone before us.

the Webbs

with my mom and dad

the Webb "kids"

A banana split as the final dessert of the weekend? Well yes, unless you count the strawberry milkshake purchased on the way to the airport. When it's your birthday, calories don't count!

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