Fun in the Sun

August 9, 2011 at 9:45 pm Leave a comment

What a great few days we’ve had! We were lucky enough to spend time with family and friends, all while enjoying lots of sunshine.

Friday night kicked off with grilling hamburgers at our house with the company of Ryan’s brother, Justin, and his wife, Sage. After a stint of much needed rain on Saturday morning, we suited up and headed out for the beach.

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Our friend Matt’s family vacations for 2 weeks every summer in Topsail Beach, which is about 45 minutes away from where we live in Wilmington. Not only are they some of the most welcoming people you will ever meet, but you never leave that beach house without a full tummy. The dining table was covered in clusters of crab legs along with melted butter and cocktail sauce for dipping. If only I had a picture of this awesomeness…

After another day of fun in the sun and toes in the sand on Sunday, we drove about an hour south to meet my dad and his girlfriend, Pam, in Myrtle Beach for dinner. Justin and Sage were able to join us and finally meet my dad and Pam, along with two of her kids, Morgan and Ben. Though we were hot and sweaty from walking around in the heat, we finally decided on Joe’s Crab Shack for dinner. Ryan and I shared coconut shrimp and crab nachos. Clearly, we had seafood on the brain this weekend! And then to everyone’s dismay, I forced an innocent bystander to take a picture of the group.

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Luckily, they play along very well! Smile

While Ryan was working on school stuff tonight, I joined my friend Shirin for some gelato at Carolina Farmin’, a new grocery store within walking distance that sells baked goods and produce from local merchants and farms. I opted for peanut butter chocolate while Shirin had the coconut gelato. I love mid-week treats! This was my first time trying gelato and I’ll definitely be going back for more. Winking smile

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