August and part of September 2011

August started off with a fun day at the North Charleston Waterpark with our daughter and grandchildren.  What a fun day that is floating around on a tube or the huge wave pool knocking you over.  We had a wonderful day enjoying the water and heat.

This month Julia, our 7 year old granddaughter, had a special sleepover with us and then we had a girl’s day.  We went shopping, out to lunch and then to a movie.  It was special and I think she enjoyed it as much as I did.  LOL.

One night we went out to dinner at Poogan’s Porch in downtown Charleston with friends.  What a wonderful dinner we had – the food was out of this world – we all cleared our plates enjoying every bite.

Most of the month was spent on the boat crusing Charleston’s waterways, watching the grandchildren tube or just enjoying floating while reading a good book.  We also enjoyed the beach at Isle of Palms with warm water and warm sunshine.

On the 24th we were blessed again with our 6th grandchild.  Amanda and Tim had a new son whom they named Elijah.  He is just darling and was welcomed by his parents and brother Joshua and sister Gracie.  We can hardly wait to fly out and meet him in October.

On the 27th we checked into Marriott Surfwatch, our timeshare in Hilton Head, SC, for two wonderful weeks.  Most of the time was spent on the beach enjoying the water, sunshine, reading, walking, drinking, and just spending alone time with hubby. 

On the 29th I woke with problems seeing.  It really scared me but I tried to stay calm – the sunlight really bothered me so spent the day staying inside.  By nighttime it still hurt so Tim took me to the emergency room only to learn I had an infection.  They gave me some medicine and in a few days I was back to my old self.

Our daughter and family spent Labor Day at the beach with us.  Our oldest granddaughter got stung by a jellyfish – they were really bad that weekend.

Our two weeks were just wonderful and feel so lucky to be able to enjoy our stay so much.