Home Sweet Home

The phrase “home is where the heart is” has never been more appropriate than it was the past few weeks, especially upon my return to Perth and Barr last night. I have been a lackluster blogger over the last 3 and a half weeks, but hopefully now that I am no longer on the road (or in the air) I can get back on a regular [blogging] schedule! Thank you to all of my family and friends who made this such a fun few weeks 🙂 And congratulations to the Haverlands and Radants!

Almost 26,000 miles traveled - each one well worth it!

Almost 26,000 miles traveled – each one well worth it!

So after hopping on the red eye from Perth to Melbourne, I flew back to the states to LAX. Quick Los Angeles visit (most of which was a jet lagged blur, I am sad to report), and then off to Charlotte to catch up with friends and do some last minute wedding prep.

Onward (via car this time) to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for Bill and Sarah Craig’s wedding:

Wedding party + the bride to be!

Wedding party + the bride to be!

Wake crew at the rehearsal dinner

Wake crew at the rehearsal dinner

Sas and Bill are hitched!

Sas and Bill are hitched!

Barr doesnt call me the bag lady for nothin'!

Barr doesnt call me the bag lady for nothin’!

I stuck around in Hilton Head for a few days with my parents and some of their friends, who came in for a couples golf week – a great time to unwind and see/meet some of my parent’s friends:

The ladies at the Salty Dog in Hilton Head

From Hilton Head, the golf crew (all 8 of them) plus me headed just an hour south to Savannah, Georgia for some more golf (them) and relaxation (me):

Out in Savannah, GA

For Memorial Day weekend, the Simpson/Blantons part of the group flew onward to Houston, Texas. My grandparents and sister also came in town for the long weekend 🙂 We caught up with some great friends (old and new) for a Memorial Day BBQ and of course, played with the pups!

Dash, just lounging

Dash, just lounging, being adorable/perfect…the usual

My sister and I  with the dogs, of course!

My sister and I with the dogs, of course!

What do you want, buddy? (Food is absolutely the answer)

What do you want, buddy? (Food is absolutely the answer)

My mom and sister being festive (?) in some hats my Mema made

My mom and sister being festive (?) in some hats my Mema made – beauties, no?

When did he get so big??

When did he get so big??

The Simpson/Christy/Blanton crew at dinner

The Simpson/Christy/Blanton crew at dinner – three generations! 

Did we wear you guys out??

Did we wear you guys out??

After Houston, I flew to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida for the last leg of my trip: Barr’s cousin’s wedding! Kim and Matt’s nuptials were so lovely and their wedding day was such an embodiment of the two of them. And as always, it was great to see my in-laws (this is not a sarcastic comment – I love being with the Blantons! Though Barr was missed by all.) While there was a lot of rain in Santa Rosa Beach that weekend, we managed to have fab weather for the wedding day, and the weekend was a perfect way to cap off the trip to the states:

My mother in law and I

My mother in law and I at Kim and Matt’s rehearsal dinner

The bride and groom (on the right) with their wedding party at the rehearsal dinner (would you look at the view from the restaurant?!?)

The bride and groom (on the right) with their wedding party at the rehearsal dinner (would you look at the view from the restaurant?!?)

The happy bride and groom - their smiles say it all :)

The happy bride and groom – their smiles say it all 🙂

My brother and sister in law

Always a good time with my brother and sister in law

The extended family ready to celebrate Kim and Matt

The extended family ready to celebrate Kim and Matt

My sister in law and I

My sister in law and I

The radiant bride and groom!

The radiant bride and groom!

David and Todd are two peas in a pod :)

David and Todd are two peas in a pod 🙂

Cute Curry and MOB, Carol - both gorgeous inside and out

Cute Curry and MOB, Carol – both gorgeous inside and out

The groom's cake - loved this set up! (Google "Toomer's Corner" for some context)

The groom’s cake – loved this set up! (Google “Toomer’s Corner” for some context)

Thank you for putting up with all these photos (and some of them pretty poor quality at that! The big girl camera did not made it in my luggage this time around) – figured I’d jam everything into one post this time around! Until next time…

 

3 responses to “Home Sweet Home

  1. Sounds like you’ve had a busy month. Love seeing your pictures, even the blurry ones (those are the true evidence that you’ve had fun:))

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