The Real World: Wilmington

This is the true story … of four family members … who chose to move to the south … live together and have their lives blogged … to find out what happens … when people stop being polite … and start having babies … The Real World: Wilmington.

Spring Break April 15, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christine @ 4:15 am

My teacher friends had their well deserved Spring Break recently. Lucky for us, they decided to spend some of their time off down here with us!

During the first part of the week Jessica came with Rob and Sam. It was great seeing all of Sam’s new skills and hard to imagine Elly ever being that grown up! I am amazed by how smart, happy, and handsome he is.

We got to experience our first Festival with the Abbotts and also spent some time at the beach.  One night we even played Scrabble, at the insistance of Rob. We had so much fun with you while you were here!

Cool Dads

Cool Dads

 

Azalea Festival

Azalea Festival

 

Babes on the Beach

Babes on the Beach

 

Later in the week my first grade family came to see us. Elly had yet another adorable baby boy to play with, the angelic, laid back, bouncing, adorable Henry. It was wonderful having so much time with the girls, who I miss getting to see everyday at work, and getting to show them around where we live now.

Lunch on the Cape Fear

Lunch on the Cape Fear

Windy Beach

Windy Beach

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

It meant so much to us that you all took the time to come visit.  I will look forward to more visits from friends and family, all are welcome!

 

Easter Elly April 14, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christine @ 3:42 am

Something strange happened to Elly on Easter morning….she turned into a bunny!

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We had lots of good clean fun helping Elly celebrate her first Easter. We got her all dolled up and headed off to church in the morning. All the church ladies thought she was “just precious” (read with heavy Southern drawl). Elly seemed to have fun playing in the church nursery with the other babies decked out in seersucker suits and fancy dresses.

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Later we enjoyed some strawberry shortcake at our neighbors house, yum! Following that sweet treat we took Elly to the park for a photo shoot. Our talented neighbor took some beautiful pictures for us with his fancy camera.

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The Easter Bunny brought Elly a basket filled with treats and a personal note. Some items she received were a sippy cup, new pacifiers, and a book called ‘Where Are Baby’s Easter Eggs’. Lucky for us many of our favorite candies were also included!

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We had some family over for Easter dinner. I’ve made augratin potatoes twice now; the 1st time they were overcooked and last night they were a tad undercooked-oops! Hopefully the third time is the charm. By the time dessert rolled around we were all exhausted, but we had to get in a picture of Elly with her 8 month birthday cake. I can’t believe we have an 8 month old!!

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We hope you all had as happy an Easter as we did!

 

Myrtle Beach April 13, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christine @ 7:47 pm

We went on an overnight trip to Myrtle Beach recently. It was great waking up and enjoying the view from our balcony.  The hotel we stayed at was perfect, thank you Cooks for the recommendation!

While in Myrtle, we had some yummy meals, enjoyed the indoor pool and hot tub, walked the beach, lounged on the hotel lawn, and shopped at the outlets.

Balcony View

Balcony View

Elly & Daddy

Elly & Daddy

If You're Happy...

If You're Happy...

Jamie and I took this same picture during Spring Break years ago before we were married, when Elly was just a glimmer in out eyes. By the way, the ribs at this place rivaled Sweetwater’s.

Family

Family

 

My Birthday April 4, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christine @ 3:16 am

I celebrated my 1st birthday as a Momma on March 19th. Jamie picked up bagels for breakfast, I enjoyed a pedicure during Elly’s nap (thanks to Jamie who was home working), we went out to dinner downtown at a new yummy restaurant, and I had my favorite ice cream cake for dessert. My loves also got me sweet gifts including the pretty flowers and balloon pictured. Elly gave me a gift certificate for a massage. She must know that my body gets tired out from carrying her around so much and playing on the floor with her all the time.  

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Elly looks like she really wants some cake.

Thanks to everyone for all of the thoughtful birthday wishes, cards and presents!