thank you to karen for bringing together all those photos!
my favorite of the three of us together (only wish the service at dinner had lived up to our expectations - karen and I are thinking sunday might be at plum's next year)
karen and I on our own for an hour and a half - we sought out a place to knit and a glass of wine (of course)
so cool! polly bought a brand new watercolor (still wet!) from the gallery's owner...and she was there to sign it - my only regret (I am totally not one to regret) is that I didn't buy a painting, too...next year!
a view of our new favorite beaufort hangout...in the daylight...from the outside
after sunday lunch (lovely takeout from blackstones)
grace 2008 (here's 2007)
second dinner at paninis - we do think their saturday night can't be beat. and this year we did a little repeat of friday night, instead of a repeat of saturday night's first course - either way - much good fun, good food (and good wine!)
the bartender had almost as much fun making these as we had drinking them
gallery hopping and a lovely flowering bush whose name karen and polly could say without thinking. note to self, pay more attention (and write it down)
first of our planned meetings with daddy and charlie - saturday lunch, at blackstones. wonderful chicken soup (and company)
hardest photo to get, but I knew I wanted another one - thank goodness there's not that much traffic in beaufort on a saturday morning!
we had fun rummaging (is foraging a better word?!) through the grandmothers' jewelry boxes...remembering them and definitely planning we'll do our own jewelry rummages while we're still there :-)
and that Charlie played Bach's fugue in g major for Sunday's postlude because he knew I'd love it. 4 pages (or maybe more) filled with many notes. and I am so blessed to have someone in my life who will practice something that's hard and then perform it in front of many people "just for me".
but most of all I loved that we had an absolutely wonderful time and we talked about dates for next year. mother, daddy, charlie, karen - can't wait!
p.s. I would be completely remiss if I didn't recognize that each of us won a game of phase 10 (karen, then mary, then polly ... and based on the scorecard I brought home, mary in the lead on game 4...to be continued....)