We left in the middle of the night so that the kids would sleep at least a few hours of the eleven hour car ride - negative. They didn't sleep at all but they were decent & bearable to be in the car with & that's all we could really ask for. We arrived around 3:30pm, unloaded & headed to the beach. My parents & Grandma arrived shortly after we did - the eight of us shared a condo.
Day one. Adam & I watched the sun come up on our morning run while my dad & the kids searched for shells. We spent most of the day on the beach. The kids loved it - Asher was afraid of the water so he mostly just dug. I got stung by a jellyfish for the first time ever but it worked out in my favor that our condo was less than a block from Wet Willie's. I drank too many call-a-cabs to forget the events of the day before we did a little shopping & met everyone for dinner. Tybee is only about a mile or two long so everything on the island was within walking distance - groups of our extended family stayed in condos near ours.
Day two. We ran, searched for shells, enjoyed the beach & the pool, grilled dinner & relaxed.
Day three. It rained. We explored the island with the kids in the morning then worked on school work back at the condo until my parents took over.
Adam & I drove into Savannah for date night. It was still raining but we explored the city & had dinner at one of our favorite places - Wild Wing Cafe. Savannah reminded us so much of Charleston. We had always wanted to make the trip to Charleston's sister city when we lived down south but we never did. It felt like home away from home.
Day four. My mom & I went into Savannah for Paige's bridal shower luncheon & for a Segway tour of the city.
I'll just pretend like that was a fun time - looking back at it, it was & it was also hilarious but I can promise you that I will most likely never get on another Segway again in my life.
After our Segway adventure Anna & I met up with family for a dolphin tour. She absolutely loved it & I will never forget the way her voice sounded when she asked me if we'd be able to see mermaids. We didn't see Ariel but we did see a ton of dolphins & were able to watch the sunset from the boat.
Day five. Adam & I ran in the morning - it was so nice being on vacation with family so that we could do our own thing every now & then - there were a lot of extra hands & eyes & we definitely took advantage of it. While Asher napped, we explored Fort Pulaski with Anna & Mason. Adam had taken the kids the day before while I was at the shower but me & my dad also wanted to see it.
Fort Pulaski was one of my favorite things.
That afternoon/night was the rehearsal dinner. We met at the Forsyth Fountain in downtown Savannah to do a test run of the wedding ceremony & then had an amazing dinner at The Lady & Son's - Paula Deen's Restaurant.
Day six. WEDDING DAY!
Everything came together perfectly & the kids did soooooo good.
Time to party!
Other than it being insanely hot, it was such a perfect day.
Day seven. We were supposed to leave but stayed for an extra night. We had an all day beach day & soaked in every last ray of sun we could. I don't think any of us were ready to leave.
We had the best time.
For more wedding pictures - the entire day was captured beautifully by Anna Laine Photography.