August Recap

I’m shocked at how quickly August has come and gone. Seriously…what happened? I’ve had to go through my iPhone photos to recall where I spent  the time. (I have an on-going joke with just about anyone who says, “Do you remember when we…” in which I usually respond, “Did we take a picture there? If not, no!”) Anywho, a little recap on the month of August.unnamed-6

It started with a trip to Memphis to see my main squeeze! We tried out some new water sports and soaked up some quality time together (which never seems like enough).

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The following weekend was celebrating my college roomie/girl’s-weekend-partner-in-crime/dear friend, Helen! We threw her a Charleston style bachelorette party that was filled with a buncha-stuff I shall not mention…but weeeeeee haaaaaaad fuuuuuuun!

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Time in Charleston never gets old—this city is still magical to me. I keep a pretty boring day-to-day with my day job, workouts, and grilling obsessions, but it’s a sweet life here and there’s not a day that goes by I don’t express some form of gratitude to live here! Oh, and Eleanor keeps things pretty entertaining at home. (Side note, can you spot the upside-down man in the picture? He was there for a solid 5 minutes just hanging there.)

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A brief trip to Virginia happened in the later part of this month to attend Abby & Tyler’s wedding! When Michael and I dated 10 years ago, I remember hanging out with Abby (Michael’s little sister) on occasion for some girl time. She was 13…and now she’s a married woman! It was such a sweet weekend to celebrate the couple and enjoy a full weekend with the Smith family!

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A bonus to going home for the wedding was being able to celebrate my mom’s birthday! Words cannot describe how proud I am of that woman. She has had one helluva year and has taken every challenge that came her way and proven how strong she is and how much love and grace she beholds. Her latest adventure has been dedicating her time to writing down her personal story to turn into a book! Her humble writing space about tore me to pieces when I saw two TV trays pushed together for a make-shift desk, nestled in the corner of her bedroom. I mean honestly, how precious is that?! Momma, you inspire me daily. Thank you for being my role-model and pursuing your dreams! Happiest birthday and cheers to the best year yet!

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I’m rounding out the rest of August out this weekend r.e.l.a.x.i.n.g. and perhaps binge watching a few Breaking Bad episodes (in between FaceTime with Michael, cleaning, cooking, gym time, and a few crafts!) Cheers to a 3 day weekend!

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4 thoughts on “August Recap

  1. Beautiful images and memories Shea!!! I think back to when you first moved to Charleston, not knowing hardly anyone except cousin Coo. I recall your normal concern for finding a job, asking God “what is my plan & purpose” and His answer taking longer than any of us like :). NOW, only a few years later… At all those unanswered questions have been revealed with “God is able to do exceeding abundantly more than we can think or ask”. Hallelujah!!! You have a beautiful life and I’m so excited for my upcoming move to Charleston! Your descriptions of the city are inspiring, heart warming. I believe there will be abundance there for me also 🙂
    My favorite acknowledgement however is the tribute to your Mom!! She has been on a journey in the desert, being tried & tested of faith. Because of her love and holding the Lord’s hand, she’s moving in Grace & strength! You are right to be proud & encouraged to see faith in action, she walks the talk!! Happy transition into beautiful Autumn Shea( my fav. season). Looking forward to “niece” time when I make it to Charleston 🙂

  2. So sweet Bird. Thanks for the beautiful tribute and for always believing in me. So much of what I have leaned about unconditional love has come from my relationship with you. It is evident The Lord is with you and you have life abundantly. You are a wonderful daughter and a great friend to me. I love you always.

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