What a fun and beautiful weekend we’ve had! I hope y’all had a lovely one too.
I’ve mentioned before way back in the day…something like 3 months ago…that my husband grew up in a house built in 1904 that my in-laws, Barb and Ernie, restored over the years. It truly is a hidden gem in the foothills of South Carolina, and spending time with family here is always a treat.
(I didn’t think to snap a picture of a wide view of the house yesterday, so sorry to throw you off with a snow picture…you get the idea.)
This weekend, we got to enjoy all of nature’s beauty on their porch overlooking their wildflower field. Last summer, Barb and Ernie made all kinds of adorable, colorful signs made from driftwood they found on the coast of Maine.
Seriously, how adorable is that? The wildflowers have dwindled a bit since last planted when my sister-in-law, Ann, got married in this exact field precisely one year ago.
Here’s what the field looked like last year:
(And how gorgeous is that bride?!) I can’t even believe we did that photo shoot over a year ago.
Since then, Barb and Ernie have reused a lot of the signs they had hanging around as decor from the wedding and now have them hanging on their side porch.
On mild weather days, it’s the perfect spot for a morning cup of coffee.
That vase of wildflowers was picked by Ernie for Barb. 🙂
On a daily basis, we spot so many beautiful birds and butterflies that it’s hard to keep track of them all. My father-in-law is even so inspired by them, that he whittles birds identical to the ones hanging around the house. It amazes me how creative he is. Here is his shop: The Whittler Shop. Incredible, right?
And this little guy was hanging around at this particular moment when I snapped the picture.
I love that Olivia gets to have a little adventure every time we visit. 🙂
I hope y’all have a great Monday! We’re going to head out after naptime to play under this beautiful Carolina sky again.
Follow me on
Or find me on