Beach Portraits at Cherry Grove, S.C.

I'm back! We had a fabulous time at the beach last week…considering. 2 with Strep, 1 with a kidney infection. 3 hours at urgent care. A late night ride to the hospital, in an ambulance, in order to get through the firework traffic. All of which occurred on the 4th of July, my daughter's birthday. Serious.

Those of you who have followed the blog for any length of time know that I'm quite particular about Sadie Mae's birthday parties. Well…this time. I had to let go. I physically could not function. I was one of the two with strep. Sitting in the kitchen on a chair in order to get the cupcakes in the oven because I just felt too bad to stand.

It definitely felt like a "body crash."  Body Crash: "a common occurrence in business owners. The phenomenon of a sudden physical attack on the body, after months of work, occurring at the sign of relaxation, i.e. vacation."

So, my poor mom and sister-in-law who joined us at the beach for relaxation, suddenly found themselves slaves to my "we gotta do it this way" birthday prep commands.

It's all a bit of a blur. I felt better eventually, the day we left to be exact. Perfect, because there was lots of cleaning to do! No way was I going to leave a friend's place with any trace of strep in the house!

There's more to the story…but I digress, and cut to a few of my favorite pics.

Big thanks to my sis-in-law, and in case you didn't know, my regular wedding assistant, who took our family portraits! Can't believe I felt up to it.

Party pics first....a mermaid/pearls affair.  Starfish wands. Mermaid tail and pearl cupcakes.Sharing a party with her bff, her cousin. She's a lucky gal to always have such amazing fireworks on her birthday! A few of my favorite playing at the beach. A couple more "portrait" pics that I adore!