First Scheduled Post – I’m in Charleston!

This is my first attempt at a “scheduled” post…hope it works!  By now, I’m in Charleston and am probably on my way to the beach or something.  I get to see Caroline, Susanne and Lytle…three of my very best friends – all from the Burg and all living in Charleston. 

But the REALLY fun thing I get to do tonight is go with Carolyn (John’s stepmom) on a complimentary dinner boat cruise on the Spirit of Carolina around the Charleston Harbor.  We get to do this because she has booked a dinner cruise for our rehearsal dinner next spring!  How fun is that?!  Check out their website…apparently what we are doing tonight is going to be a lot different than our rehearsal dinner(which is on a different boat – Spirit of the Lowcountry) because this is a public dinner cruise, but I’m still pumped.  It will give us an idea of what it will be like.  I can’t wait to tell y’all how it goes.

By the way, I don’t know if I’ve told y’all but John is re-doing his backyard and it is CRAZY how diffferent it looks.  Thought I might give you an update on what’s going on at Lake Bowen.

Day 1:

day 1 view from porch

They flattened out the top part of the yard and ripped out the plants up by the house. 

day 1 - view from the yard

Days 2 and 3 – building the retaining wall: 

day 2 retaining wall construction

Day 4 – starting the patio wall

Days 5,6,7,8 – Building the steps and patio wall

steps and a little bit of wall

just the steps

view of steps from porch

hard at work - with a late afternoon cocktail

Days 8,9,10 – Wall, Patio and Fire-pit

Firepit and Wall - no pavers yet


Enjoy your weekend…toots!