Category Archives: Childhood

Falling for Greenville once again

Today, Greenville spoiled us yet once again with her charming self!  We started out with an enjoyable breakfast with some great company at the Green Room and followed it up with a day of music, people watching, and lounging at Fall for Greenville.  Greenville never fails to welcome you in and wrap you up in her presense!


The Strawberry Fields

After a Cracker Barrel breakfast with the husband and father-in-law, it was off to the fields for me.  A solo trip to Beechwood Farms led me to fields of deliciously ripe strawberries begging to be picked.  As soon as I stepped out of the car, that familiar sweet smell engulfed me and I was in Heaven!  The plants were so full of ripe berries that I barely had to move to fill both of my 4-quart baskets.  Seriously…Heaven!

The little strawberry pickers took a hay ride in the Lil Covered Wagon while the farm pups ran alongside.  It brought back sweet memories of my once little picker here at this same farm way back when.  It was idyllic.

I love moments like these.  Moments that are simple yet put such a good feeling in my heart and a smile on my face.  Moments that bring back memories and create new ones.

Have you gone strawberry picking lately?

Sharing the love

My adorable niece and her very sweet friend came to visit and spend the weekend with me!  My invitation to them was purely selfish knowing it would mean a weekend of girl talk, baking, singing and dancing (courtesy of the Wii), and of course my favorite… sharing Greenville with them.  Watching them ooh and ahh over all the little nuances of our city, which I love, made me giddy!  The shops, the water features and even the Mice on Main were a huge hit!  I followed them around, camera in hand, listening to their giggles and watching their eyes light up at every turn! 

Pure bliss! 

Thank you girls for reminding what it is like to be young and carefree!  You are both so much fun!  XO


Lifes little pleasures

I was given the privilege of babysitting for this little guy over the weekend!  Ahhhh…to be able to get on the floor again and push cars around, to sing along to Hot Wings (I Wanna Party) from the movie Rio one hundred times, and to watch a 3-year-old use an iPad like he was born with it attached to his fingers! 

Can I do it again soon please?

Rainy day drive

With raindrops on the windshield and a countryside ahead, the better half and I decided to head out for the day to his old stomping grounds and explore the fields he romped in and the rivers he swam in as a child.  There was something about the dull light and damp surroundings that screamed nostalgia.  And you know me…nostalgia gets me everytime!  My better half was also gracious enough to narrate our journey as I snapped pictures of his beloved spots!  I was in Heaven!  I think he was too!


Oh to be a child again! 

To have the freedom to wear pink footies with black polka dots, don cute black wedge heels with buckles, and top it off with a flowing, aqua, floral, chiffon skirt!  To then decide that it would be great fun to climb a pretty, green slope of grass in the park and instead of rolling down the hill like the rest of the kids, decide to run down it as fast as you can to your daddy’s open arms where you know he’ll catch you.  No fear of what might happen to your ankle in those wedges or worries of falling and rolling down the hill all the way to the bottom, just plain fun and trust that your daddy will be there waiting so that you can enjoy the moment! 

Oh to be a child again!*

*This adorable little girl captured my attention at Falls Park yesterday!