While many of you are heading south
to attend the Haven conference,
(I wish I were going!)
we just returned north
from a trip down south.
My family and I just took our annual trip
to the Southport, North Carolina area.
While my husband spent time on the golf course with his dad,
the boys and I ran around town.
While I was there,
I had to make sure I admired the charming southern architecture...
Here is everything I love about southern homes...
big front porches,
plantation shutters in all the windows
and a porch swing!
Houses like that really make me want to move!
We spent one morning down by the water.
and the local wildlife.
The town of Southport
is such a sweet little southern town.
While we were there, we did a lot of shopping...
Although mostly in fun stores that the kids liked!
The candy store/Christmas shop
had some hysterical ornaments.
I had to pick up a few of these margarita ornaments.
I plan to save one for our annual MOMS club
ornament exchange party!
They had ornaments and rooms decorated
for almost every holiday.
We also played miniature golf
over on Oak Island.
And spent more money than we should have in the arcade.
We collected pine cones,
played with some darling doggies,
(while Rosie was back home at the kennel)
and swam in the pool every afternoon.
One night we had dinner out at the golf club
with a group of friends and family.
We were lucky enough to eat in the beautiful wine room
where we dined last year.
The food was fabulous once again...
and needless to say,
so was the wine!
The rest of the club was just as pretty.
I loved all the coastal touches.
It really was a lovely place.
We had a wonderful trip down south.
The weather was gorgeous
and we enjoyed plenty of quality family time.
What more could you ask for?
Do you have any family trips planned for the summer?