That’s a wrap on our November marathon travel month. We’ve been to Nashville, Clemson, Asheville, Charleston, and home for Thanksgiving. This month has been full of car rides and visits with sweet friends and family and I would not have it any other way.
Last weekend we packed our bags and hit the road for yet another five hour road trip to Charleston. I was shooting a wedding there, providing the perfect opportunity to hang out with some of our favorites, Kat and JD.
Saturday morning we shared breakfast and coffee before Ben and I ventured to the venue. The day was perfect for a fall wedding. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous and the bride was a vision. It was such a fun day to have Ben by my side while I photographed such a beautiful wedding.
After a long day of gathering eight flower girls, watching the miniature horse eat the bride’s bouquet, the sharing of “I dos”, and smores by the fire, we called it a wrap. It was such a joy to be part of such a beautiful day.
Sunday morning Charleston Nasty biscuits from Hominy Grill blessed our tastebuds. I mean they know what brunch is all about.
I love every minute with these dear friends. There is always a whole lot of laughter and Ben and I cherish their friendship.
^^ What a dream team.
He’s my favorite road trip pal, assistant photographer, and best friend.
Thank goodness we’ve been able to hang out as much as we have this fall. You’re a treasure, Kat.
Charleston treated us so well. Also, new lens means return of the selfies.
After a few short days of work it was time for Thanksgiving in Roanoke. After yet another five hour drive and a few Christmas sing alongs we were home sweet home. We always love coming home to those mountains. Thanksgiving means yet another year of the Drumstick Dash. Ben informed me he would not be running with me, so thankfully I was able to find a new partner (thanks Tim!).
After finishing up the Drumstick Dash, which essentially serves a Roanoke reunion, we stopped for coffee and a quick hello at my brother’s place before freshening up for the big meal.
Behold, the well earned Thanksgiving meal! Bring on the turkey, salad, corn pudding, stuffing, and pie.
It was a full day of family, turkey, football, and pie. Just the way I like it.
Friday we spent running a few shopping errands, helping my dad at the food truck, hanging out at Soaring Ridge, and brinner with my favorite little man. I’d say we nailed the post Thanksgiving day meal with french toast, hash browns, and eggs. We finished it off with teaching Braven and Julius how to play monkey in the middle and a little fishing game.
I can not handle the one above or below. Be still my soul.
Saturday was full of naps, errands, Christmas tree decorating, and most importantly Clemson football by the fire.
Sunday morning was a beauty. After church we packed the car up before lunch with my family. We always seem to come back from Roanoke with a car packed full. I am particularly excited that the kayak is coming back with us!
My favorite boys, even if Brave didn’t want anything to do with this picture.
Home always treats us so well. Ben and I are so thankful for our families and friends, and for sweet time back home in the mountains.
What a way to end our month of weekend getaways.