Weekend Recap

Happy Monday friends!  This week is INSANE for us.  Chris’ parents get to Georgia tomorrow and will be with us until Friday for Chris’ Change of Command ceremony on Thursday!  I am so flipping proud of my husband I can’t stand it.  :)  Before the chaos of the week hits I have to share our amazing weekend with you!


Courtney was in town visiting us from Chicago and we had an absolute blast.  Friday morning we laced up our sneakers and hit up a new-to-me trail in J. F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.  The trail was a 3.5 mile loop which will be PERFECT to run for half-marathon training this fall.  Half of the path is paved with workout stations along the way.  After awhile it cuts over into gravel.  The whole thing is shaded which is nice in this Georgia heat.


Courtney was rather disappointed that we didn’t see an alligator.  Emmie and I were thrilled haha.  I asked one of the park workers what we should do if we saw one and he said to just go the opposite direction.  That the gator would be more scared of us.  I think the gator would see Em as lunch.  We spent the rest of the day just hanging out and prepping a yummy dinner of roasted chicken (for us), salmon (Court) and veggies.

We got up bright and early Saturday to hit the road to Hilton Head Island for a day of sun, sand, and shopping.  We got to Coligny Beach around 10AM which was perfect timing.  Coligny is SO nice.  There is free beach parking literally a 3 minute walk from the sand.  The showers, bathrooms, and changing rooms are all amazing.  I was seriously impressed.  We were still able to claim prime beach real estate and get our fortress set up.


Our beach tent was a life saver.  When I was prepping for our trip I called Maria and asked what she uses for Caleb and she recommended getting a tent over an umbrella so I went on Amazon and did.  Luckily I ended up getting the same one she has and it’s AWESOME.  I highly recommend it for anyone with kids.  You can find it HERE.

Emmie was pretty content hanging out in her palace.


After a bit we thought it was time to see what baby girl thought of the ocean.

Verdict is … she likes the beach but is undecided about the ocean.  She wasn’t too happy putting her feet in it.  I think it was a little cold for her.  The princess likes her water bath tub warm.  But please tell me that those chunky thighs aren’t the cutest thing you’ve seen today??


Victoria met us for the day and we all had SO much fun!  I am so glad to have such a FitFluential friend in town.  She has been so warm and welcoming and I LOVE it :)


We spent about 3.5 hours at the beach which was more than enough for the day.  We dropped off our gear at the car and walked a short distance to Market Street Cafe.  I know Presley LOVES Hilton Head so I hit her up for a lunch suggestion and that’s where she sent us.  She was right … it was GREAT!  I had the Greek steak pita and it was delish.


After lunch it was time to SHOP.  Hilton Head has a pretty good set of Tanger Outlets.  The only downfall is that they are broken into two sections and are a couple miles apart so we had to move locations to hit all the stores we wanted.  Courtney and I did some heavy damage at Banana Republic, J. Crew and Nike.  My BEST find of the day was a dress for the military ball in September.  It is amazing and was way too good of a deal to pass up.  I’m obsessed.


We shopped til we dropped and then we were hungry.  Again.  Haha.  We made our way back to Savannah and met with Victoria and her hubs at Vinnie Van Go-Gos for some pizza.


Yesterday wrapped up the weekend.  We said good-bye to Court and headed downtown again for lunch at the Crystal Beer Parlor.  Some of our best friends from Texas were in town visiting with their family and we jumped at the chance to see them.  The last time we saw Wed and Rachel we were high-fiving as they were leaving and we were moving to Missouri.  The only disappointing thing is that their sweet boys weren’t with them.  Next time 😉


We seriously had such an awesome weekend.  It was great to see so many good friends :)  Here’s to the week!

**In case you missed it, the final blog of my wedding series was up this weekend!  Check out our honeymoon in the Bahamas :)


What did you do this weekend?

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24 thoughts on “Weekend Recap”

  1. so cute! I love babies in swimsuits. The hat and sunglasses make it even cuter! The tent does look like a great idea. We have a big tailgating tent we bring whenever we go to the beach!

  2. I was just asking for beach recommendations in my post this am- I need to check out that tent! And oh my goodness her bathing suit is so cute I just die. You look fabulous too momma!

  3. Sounds like a fabulous weekend. I haven’t been to the outlets in a while. Before they tore down the first section and rebuilt it. I’ve been told the new one is great.

    And Emmie is too cute! She looks adorable with the hat and sunglasses. Did she keep them on? Maybe when the water warms up to bath water in August, she’ll like the ocean more. lol
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    1. She did! She normally rips them off but they were on her face the entire time :)

  4. WOW. I am exhausted just from reading about your weekend!! I used a tent on the beach last summer and found it to be perfect. I was able to put my son down for a nap easily (and nurse him in private) without leaving the beach – perfect!
    Congrats to your hubby! Hope you have a wonderful week with the family =)
    PS. Emmie is adorable!!! Love her one shoulder bathing suit – so stylish!
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    1. Thanks girl! I know you understand how exciting this is for him!

  5. Oh man, that baby. I can’t even.. SO ADORABLE.. if she likes her bathwater warm, give it another month and you won’t be able to tear her away from the ocean.. have a good one!

  6. Oh, also, I hit up Kayak Cafe on Broughton the other day and thought of y’all.. Victoria has probably been there. BEST salads and their fish tacos can’t be beat! Give it a try next time you’re downtown =)

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