Monday, July 9, 2012

Palmetto State of Mind

Hello everyone!
Per usual (lately), sorry for the absence! 
This will be a picture-intense recap of the last couple of weeks!

First, we moved the hottest weekend of the summer from Starkville to Greenville.
 Saying goodbye to our first apartment together. 
 We packed up the Budget truck and headed to South Carolina!

Zach's dad came with us to help us unpack and also to spend a few days with us during the holiday week. 
We arrived late Saturday night (June 30) in Greenville and stayed at a hotel. Sunday we checked out the potential houses we had found as well as the route from the area to my job and then we went to downtown Greenville for dinner. 
 I just love downtown Greenville and especially Falls Park!
 Monday we moved all of our things out of the Budget truck and into the garage of the house we chose. The painters and carpet cleaners were still in there cleaning the house but we wanted to get rid of the Budget truck as soon as possible. 
 Tuesday we ran some errands for utilities we had to get set up in our names and then we went to the house and moved tons of stuff in! Mostly the large furniture, unloaded all the kitchen stuff, and began unpacking boxes and decor. 
We got almost everything unloaded Tuesday afternoon/evening! About 90%! We were a great team. 
 Our house is so cute:) Excuse the messy yard and garden! The previous tenants didn't care for the yard but there are some landscaping people coming this week to fix the yard. The garden has already been worked on. I'll be sure to give y'all an updated picture as well as a house tour soon!

Wednesday morning we slept in a little, then woke up and drove the short ride to Charleston!
 Caitlin and Dan hosted a 4th of July cookout at their house for the holiday. 
 Yummy burgers and a festive cake made the cookout fantastic!
 Patriotic pup!
 After lunch/dinner we headed downtown to set up to wait on the fireworks. We got an fantastic spot right on the water with lucky parking spots and only waited about 2 hours. 
 The time passed by really fast catching up with friends!
 The fireworks were so pretty over the water!

Thursday was my 25th birthday!
 We headed to Sullivan's Island in the morning. It was so relaxing! We just floated in the water for hours and then we went to Red's Ice House for lunch. After lunch we stopped by the outlets and went into a few shops before relaxing at Dan and Caitlin's before dinner. 
 Dinner downtown at the Smokehouse Brewery was fantastic! Then we came back and had funfetti cake! Caitlin made a birthday cake for me with sparkly writing icing and animal print candles. I loved it! What a great birthday :)

Friday, which was the day in between my and Zach's birthdays, is dubbed Zashapalooza. We dropped Zach's dad off to get his rental car to get back to MS and then celebrated our invented holiday by using a Living Social voucher I had for a Charleston Harbor Tour. 
 The weather was sweltering but the views and history were fantastic! 
We followed that activity by doing our food tasting for our wedding! We had a great time. That deserves a post of it's own, however, so more to come on that! 
We stopped by the Boone Farm store and enjoyed homemade ice cream milkshakes and later that night went to dinner with Caitlin and Dan and some of their friends. Another great day!

Saturday was Zach's 25th birthday! He wanted to sleep in on his birthday, so we had a relaxing morning then hit up Firefly distillery for the afternoon!
 The grounds were very rustic and cute I loved it! Tons of rocking chairs and tables and chairs to sit at and enjoy the grounds. They also had local vendors selling BBQ and a local singer entertaining outside. 
 We enjoyed the tasting and Zach picked out two types of Firefly he wanted to take home. 
 They even had cornhole! 
(Is it football season yet?)
 Saturday night we went to Sullivan's Island for dinner at Poe's Tavern. 
 We sat outside on the deck and enjoyed our food with a fantastic beach breeze and then followed dinner with a walk on the beach!

Sunday we woke up early and headed back to the Upstate to get the usual Sunday activities of laundry and grocery shopping done, plus I started work today so I wanted to get all my things together and chill out a little before beginning the work week. 

What a whirlwind couple of weeks but a great couple of weeks! Friends, birthdays, a new city-what could be better? 
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  1. You've been busy! Can't wait to see more pictures of the house!

  2. Congratulations on the new house and the move and Zach's birthday! You are been very busy girl!

  3. Your house is so cute!! Glad y'all got moved and you had an awesome birthday!