Tuesday, April 7, 2009

South Carolina Trip

I was very blessed to enjoy a wonderful trip to Charleston, South Carolina with my momma last weekend. My brother moved there in May, and I hadn't gotten to see his new town yet. Since I'm 28 weeks (well, 29 now...) this was the last chance to fly anywhere for a while! We saw some unbelievably gorgeous sites- there were flowers everywhere. We enjoyed walking around a plantation home, with beautiful gardens, that really reminded me of Pemberly. :) We also walked around the battery, where the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired, and saw many historical sites. I was absolutely exhausted by the end of every day, but it was worth it to see so much! Here are a few picture highlights...

There are lots of alligators in Charleston. Thankfully we didn't see any *too* closely...

At Middleton Plantation. Can you believe all the flowers... and how big I am?? Lol.

A lovely park with such beautiful wisteria flowers.

The oldest Baptist Church in the South... Est. 1672!

The entry to the gardens at Middleton Plantation.

And of course, one with brother in his complete Doctor ensemble... the Lord has truly blessed him with the amazing ability to be a surgeon.

In other news, Lord willing, we are closing on a house April 16th! We are *so* excited, and I just can't wait to have a room for baby to get ready. Stay tuned for more pictures... I think I'll take some "before and after" shots. Thankfully, we don't have to do much to the house to get it ready for move in- just some interior painting and a few kitchen upgrades.


Christine said...

You look beautiful, Lauren! Congratulations on your home!

~ Shannon said...

How exciting! It looks like you had a wonderful trip, and I must say it's delightful to see you looking so "big." ;-D

Congratulations on your house! I hope the moving process goes smoothly!

Love in Christ,

Mackenzie said...

I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see pictures of your new home. :) And I'm glad you had a good trip! I just love wisteria...it's my favorite part about visiting the Carolinas. And you look so beautiful! You look as though the only place you have grown is your belly...lucky you! :) Give that lovely little baby a little pat for me!!

Clare said...

Congratulations on the house! That is just too exciting!

The trip looks like it was so lovely; and you're looking oh-so pretty.

Natasha said...

You look gorgeous! Sounds like it was a wonderful trip. :)

How exciting that you are closing on a house! Hope it all goes well. What fun you will have decorating a nursery!

Serena said...

What a fun trip! We've been wanting to visit Charleston for a while.

You look beautiful! The belly--ah! I love the belly!

Yay for your house! What fun to decorate your house! Take it easy, though. No heavy lifting!!!

Emily said...

Oh you look so adorable. I miss my baby bump. Sniff sniff. Emma is now 9 months old and I have baby fever so badly.

I pray the house process goes smoothly. Can't wait to see pictures.


Sarah said...

What lovely photos! I am so glad you enjoyed such a wonderful trip! The flowers are divine!! How wildly gorgeous!

Congratulations too on your house! I can't wait to see what you do to get your wee one's room ready for her! You look so beautiful and expectant!

Mandy said...

You look great, Lauren!! I'm so excited for you!

I love the pictures from your trip. The plantation looks beautiful!

Keri said...

Adorable! You are a very stylish pregnant mama!

My husband and I are closing on our first house on April 20th! I'd love to see before and after pictures of yours!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a lovely time in SC and it certainly seems that the Lord has been blessing you! So happy to see!


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