Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ellie's Girls

It was a rainy day as my Sister and I prepared to run in The Race For the Cure 5K this past Saturday.
Ellie's Girls is what our shirts say and that's who we are. We are Ellie's Girls! My Grandma Ellie. She is one of the most special people in my life and the most caring, considerate and warm & gentle souls...I could go on and on about how much I adore and love my Grandma.

It was terrible news to find out that she was also diagnosed with having breast cancer this past April. Since then she has had surgery and over 30 radiation treatments. Monday was her last treatment and she is doing very well.
It was an emotional race on many levels. Seeing the cancer survivors cross the finish line with a look of determination and strength in them brought tears to my eyes. A man in front of me was running for his loved one as his shirt read "in celebration of my wife." That made me cry. There were lots of shirts that said "In memory of..." Those made my heart ache.
Grandma Ellie was happy to know her girls ran the race for her. She giggled (she has the BEST giggle) when I told her about it and showed her the pictures. I know it boosted her spirit and made her happy and that's just what my sister and I had intended to do.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Etsy Favorites

Autumn Kiss by Tina Tarnoff

Pretty in Pink Bench by Spruce Home

Blue and Pink Purse by Vicky Riley

I just adore all of these handmade items on Esty...don't you??? Cheers! :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

A bit of my weekend

My sister and I went for a morning run through our
gorgeous downtown in preparation for the race for the cure
and with the serious intentions of getting back into shape!
Maybe this can be my "before" picture. ha!

Then we hit the Farmer's Market...

It started pouring rain!! We absolutely love the warm rains in Charleston so it made the market even more fun.

{This picture was taken by moi while looking
out into the crowds underneath my little green umbrella.}

Hope you had a beautiful weekend as well! :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Is it too late...

....To post pictures of our weekend? ;)

It was a beautiful weekend...Sunny & blue skies and temperatures in the high 70's. We started day with breakfast at the Boulevard Diner...

We read the local papers...

We went to a fabulous bead show and I stocked up on LOTS of new supplies for the shop. {New pieces coming soon!!!}

Jono fully enjoyed the bead show!! Haha...he was on his new iPod touch the ENTIRE time. It definitely kept him happily busy...He was such a sport for going with me to the bead show. They can be VERY boring if you're not a jewelry designer. ;)

Then we made a stop at the ice cream parlor for a much needed treat to enjoy on such a lovely afternoon....

Yum!!! Malted milkshakes are a necessity if you want to fully enjoy a Saturday afternoon...

Then we hit the driving range to hit some balls with our new clubs. We are both seriously considering going pro. ;)

So that's it! Our weekend. Sorry it is a bit late... but better late than never. Cheers!

{Thanks for all of your sweet comments in last weeks post. I loved reading all of them!}

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Last wedding post...I promise. ;)

It looks like he's about to drop me!! Ohhh!!!
I had to post these pictures because I LOVE them!! They were taken at some good friends of ours' wedding back in Spring. The wedding was BEAUTIFUL! They had a "photo shoot" spot set up for all the guests to take pictures of themselves. The best idea!! We kind of went to town taking photos---this is just a couple of them. haah!

Here is a picture of some of our favorite and dear friends....
I usually don't post pictures of our friends on here because I'm don't think they want to be all over the Internet-ha-...but I had to make an exception with these particular friends of ours. Don't they look like they just stepped out of a J.Crew catalog?? Well, actually...Kelli's entire outfit (shoes, necklace & all) were from J.Crew...Matt's probably was too..ha! ;)
I promise you...these are the last wedding pictures I'll be posting for a while.
The next wedding we know about is not until Spring.

Hope you're having a fabulous week!