I’ll be honest… I was a little stressed and tense towards the morning we were leaving. I had THINGS LEFT TO DO! Getting up at 6am wasn’t ideal and I quickly felt myself thinking “Why am I even doing this?!… It’s just one more thing. It’s ANOTHER trip…. ANOTHER week that I’m GONE!
Well, the beautiful thing about this trip was that it ended up being EXACTLY what I needed. I think everyone needs a trip away with some of your best girl friends every now and then! Oh the power of REST and FRESH PERSPECTIVES! It was simply an amazing week from beginning to end. We did everything I dreamed of doing on a solid week off of work! Morning devotions, lunch in Charleston, Boone Plantation Tours, hanging out and having great convos with amazing friends, shooting just for FUN, Arts and Crafts, etc!!
Oh it was magical. As SOON as I got into the car on our drive down, I knew this was going to worth it…. SO worth it. It was just what I needed and I didn’t even realize it!! This wasn’t just a group of girls that wanted to hangout in Charleston. This was a group of friends that God has worked through in crazy ways this past year and we just wanted to have the time and the space to be intentional. We rented a little house and all 11 of us stayed there! I slept in a king bed with two other girls and I would do it again in a heartbeat!! It was a LIFE giving vacation for me and I’m beyond thankful for it!!!
Enjoy some of my favorites from our vacation in Charleston!
We’re HERE!!!! YAYY!
Such a cool little house at Folly Beach! And we LOVED having Katie W’s massage skills! #heaven
Absolutely LOVED these planners from Natalie and Jessica McSweeney!
And Nikki had custom cups made?! So sweet!
Shopping shopping and more shopping!
Anna you’re gorgeous!
Tori and sweet baby “L”!
Thank you to whoever owns the Jetta that we used as our tripod for this shot! :)
One night Anna hosted an “Encaustics” workshop ! Amazing! (My masterpiece is at the end of the post!)
Boone Plantation!! We loved the mansion but the driveway was insane!
I have such gorgeous friends!
Oh my gosh! Meet Oliver… a random labradoodle we met that I loved!
The Angel Tree!!
So cute Lauren!
Oh you know we had to take some of these!
So gorgeous Tori!
And THEN we started photographing Charleston natives… like this awesome guy!
Ah! The glow and that smile!
And THEN Jill stopped this sweet couple and told them that I wanted to take their portrait! ha! So I did. :) And we’re emailing these to them!!! Aren’t they adorable!
Sweet and beautiful Caroline!