I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked 007 the following question:
“Hey hon, do you remember what year it was that we vacationed on Topsail Island with your brother? Or when did we go to Charleston the first time? What was the name of that theme park we visited in Charlotte?”
A Fun Way to Organize Vacation Photos
Our bland and lifeless backyard was beginning to get on my last nerve. We didn’t have the funds to spend $1,000’s on an outdoor kitchen or terraces or even new furniture. I wanted color, but I had one major obstacle. The colors and plants that I adore are also loved and adored by the deer that run along a path behind our house. They are all quite the delicacy for our four-legged friends. It seemed I needed a miracle cure for our boring backyard.
Sometime around 1993 I accompanied my husband to a work conference at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL. My son was about 8 years old and my daughter only one. I had the rare opportunity of traveling with J while the kids got a little bonding time with their Granna. We had a wonderful time of visiting with co-workers and enjoying the grounds of such a historic hotel; but, on one particular day while J was conferencing, I saw our family’s future on the face of a clock.
Some of my fondest childhood memories include long talks on my Nanny’s front porch. My cousins and I would swing and tell jokes, rock in the rocking chairs and sometimes eat homemade ice cream on our birthdays. Such sweet times. It was with that in mind, that I decided to update our small front porch to encourage breeze-shootin’, songbird-listening, sweet-tea-sippin’ sunsets with my man or a sweet friend.