Monday, April 6, 2015

The Unofficial Start of Spring

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!  I know I'm a bit late with my recap, but I needed an extra day to get back in the game.  Mike's cousin and her fiance are in town this week, and it's been fantastic to see them and spend the holiday with them.  Obviously, we've been doing tons of Charleston things.  Seriously, if you want to visit the Lowcountry, April is definitely the time to do it (especially if you're from up North!).  Everything is in bloom, the weather is in the low 70s, and there is so much to do!

We started our long weekend on Good Friday at the high ropes course.  Last time we went to Wild Blue Ropes, it was at night for their Valentine's Day climb, so I was excited to try it during the day (when I could actually see how high I was off the ground - haha!).  After three hours of climbing, we rewarded ourselves with DeSano's pizza and Jeni's ice cream.

On Saturday, Mike and I headed downtown while Pam and Dena went parasailing and kayaking (adventurous, I know!).  We met up with Gillian for the first farmers' market of the year.  We bought tons of veggies, but my favorite stop was the fresh pasta and sauce.  We bought ravioli, pappardelle, and vodka sauce.  We had the pappardelle, vodka sauce, and some grilled chicken for dinner that night and it was amazing!! After the market, we stopped by Callie's for biscuits and took a long walk around the battery and Tradd Street to see all of the beautiful spring flower boxes and trees in bloom.

Easter Sunday was the perfect spring relaxing day.  We enjoyed a quick breakfast at Waffle House, and while we slowcooked a maple brown sugar ham, we sat by the pool and soaked up the sun.  I'd say we did pretty good for our first adult Easter with no parents to take the lead - haha!  Oh, and Mike also made a killer French Silk Pie!

Now we're into a fantastic week of sports!! Tonight is the men's NCAA championship, tomorrow is the women's championship (Go Huskies!), MLB's regular season started this week, the Family Circle Cup is in Charleston, and, of course, it's Masters week!!

Linking up (a little late) for: Weekend Recap, Weekending, and Monday Madness!

14 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

Soaking up the sun on Easter - perfection!
I want to do that high rope thing. What a fun playground for adults ;)

Julia said...

Ok you are making me super excited for our trip to Charleston this month!! :)

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

That rope course looks so fun and a good workout. Bring on the pie! Yum!

BLovedBoston said...

What a wonderful weekend!! I'm with Julia and super excited for my upcoming trip in August!! xo, Biana- BlovedBoston

Jen said...

Such an awesome weekend! Looks like you definitely made the most of time with family. :)

Emily said...

Desano's and Jeni's is my favorite combo!!

Lindsey said...

Those flowers are gorgeous! Rope courses make me nervous, so that's awesome you were up there for three hours!

Emily said...

Sounds like an fun and busy weekend with great company of lots of yummy food! I'm so ready to soak up some sun at the pool and enjoy the warm weather.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

It looks gorgeous!

I've never been to Charleston and it's on my list...I'll try to remember that April is a good time!

Traci@TheHallway said...

You are making me miss Charleston oh so badly!! So glad you guys had a fabulous Easter weekend!!

Jessica said...

laying at the pool looks amazing! i wish it was that warm here, i have to settle for a tanning bed. :) I'm glad you had a great Easter!

Lisa C said...

Send me some biscuits! Your posts make me crave real Southern food, haha.

Pink and Green Mom said...

Y'all packed a lot into the weekend!! Looks like a great time!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

What a wonderful weekend with great weather! Love your pictures! Thanks for linking up with me on Monday!

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
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