Exploring Charleston

As. you could tell from last weeks posts it was mine and BrittWhitFun’s anniversary. We decided that instead of taking the usually trip to the beach to go somewhere we both have never been. So after some talking my wife decided to book us a weekend in Charleston, SC. I have always heard that Charleston was a beautiful town that was full of local artist, good food, and some great local beer. I have to say that after a long weekend I have never been more sick of food and beer but it the greatest way possible.

We arrived in Charleston Friday afternoon. We were both starving. We decided to stay in Mt. Pleasant cause it was cheaper and there were plenty of stuff to do here also. The first place on our list was some good lunch. After some suggestions from our friends we ended up at Shem’s Creek Bar and Grill. I of course had to try shrimp and grits for the first time and it did not disappoint. We sat near the water and watched people paddle board in the creek. I tried an IPA called Damn Yankee that was very good.

After lunch we headed to Isle of Palms beach. This beach was cool. There were plenty places to park(for a $1.50) and lots of shops. The beach as amazing. The sand was so soft. My wife and I took a long nap on the beach and just relaxed with one another.

Soon it was time for dinner. We headed to our hotel and checked in and then went to Melvin’s Ribs and Que. It was a lot of food and I could not even finish it but it was good what I ate. Then we went to a bar and had some drinks and desert. before calling it a night.

The next day we got dressed and headed to Charleston. We stopped first at Another Broken Egg Cafe. After waiting for a table for an hour and another hour for our food we indulged in a cinnamon roll that was out of this world followed by a Hello Lucy. The food was worth the wait! So good and I wanted to steal there little cute mugs but my wife told me we did not need another one.

After breakfast/lunch we explored the market place. I loved this place cause it was nothing but local artist and chiefs. We bought a few gifts for some loved ones and ourselves and I did manage to get a nice coffee cup. We even found a cool Charleston Christmas store and bought some ornaments for our tree this year.

We managed to find a cool wine bar and sat down and enjoyed a couple of glasses before heading out to see some sites.

The first place we went to was Washington Square Park. This place was so cool and it had plenty of shade. It was behind this beautiful church. After cooling off we headed to Waterfront Park which had an awesome view of the water, a pier, two splash pads, and a water taxi. It was just so neat to walk through.

By this time we were tired so we got to our car and went to Starbucks and grabbed some iced coffees. I fell asleep cause according to my wife I can fall asleep anywhere. True story.

I had made dinner reservations for us at an upscale restaurant called Magnolia’s. So we headed back into downtown and made our way there. We had some great martinis to start us off. We then were seated and indulged ourselves in some fried Mac and cheese and palmetto chesse, which now that I am typing this makes it sound bad for my stomach. My wife got a salad and I got buttermilk fried chicken that was out of this world. I wish I could have stopped myself long enough to take a picture of it. So good.

After dinner we went to the hotel and chilled out for a little and then headed back to Isle of Palms again. This time we just got some ice cream at Ben and Jerry’s and walked on the beach and looked for shells. It started to get dark and we headed back to our hotel for some rest.

I must say it was a great vacation with my wife. It is not every day we get to have some alone time. She did a great job about being away from the girls all weekend. Sunday she was ready to get home and I really can’t blame her. I was missing them also. It was a great anniversary with my love. I still can’t believe we made it to six years and I can’t help but feel we are only getting started.

A Diaper Load Of Fatherhood!

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Well it has been well over a month since my last post so I just want to first say that I am sorry for being away from my keyboard for so long but this baby keeps me busy. I have had to adjust to life as a parent and it has not been the easiest thing. Life is already hard but with a newborn, it is much or harder than I expected. Please don’t think I am having regrets about becoming a father. I am not and I love my baby girl to death. All I am saying is that it would be nice to sleep past seven in the morning on my days off.

Karsyn is developing nicely. She is learning new things everyday and so is mom and dad. I have learned that I am no longer able to watch my TV shows. Something as simple as watching a 30 minute episode of How I Met Your Mother has turned into a feature film due to having to take breaks between Karsyn’s loud tantrums. I have also found that planning to be somewhere is now like preparing to enter The Hunger Games. Packing your diaper bag while getting ready yourself, taking the dog out to pee, and praying you can make it to the car without the baby pooping all down her back. Yea this is what my life has become.

I love my wife to death and she is a FANTASTIC mother but sometimes I can tell where she has had enough and wants to head to Old Time Pottery to pick the most prettiest basket to leave her in on the footsteps of that nice Mexican couple’s house down the street. I know she is ready to go back to work soon and I am ready for her to. She needs to be around some adults for a change and not playing the game of if I move this way will I wake her up? I have tried to be romantic but the mood is gone after being up for almost 24 hours with your kid who thinks that nighttime is party time. The only romance I am getting lately is the one with my Amazon.com account. Yes I have found that online shopping can fill the void of non romantic times and plus that one click ordering button is addicting. Please don’t think that my wife does not try cause she does.  She just tells me the first thing she wants to do when I get home from work is to hand her to me and go soak in a hot bath for a few hours. I don’t blame her. I just wish I could join her. The last thing she wants is for me to shake my junk at her after she just finished picking the dried spit up out from between her nails.

I have to say though that the late night feeding and diaper changes are not that bad. I have become an expert with changing diapers. I have come a long way from “The Diaper Thong” incident if I say so myself. I have learned a lot too like how much I hate Target brand wipes cause they stick together, how to properly apply butt paste, and not to bounce your baby right after they eat. That last one was an easy one to learn and my Avengers T-shirt is my proof.

All and all being a father is fun and exciting. I love my baby girl and I would streak down Rodeo Drive for her it was to make her happy. I have a long road ahead and the fun thing about this journey is the crazy places it takes you. You just got to get poop and thrown up on along the way.

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