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Life Lately

The moment we left home and started driving away, I started bawling.  Like a baby.  I’ll be 29 in 3 months and there I was.  Bawling.

It’s been nearly 2 weeks now and it still hasn’t quite sunk in but we’re just about settled in and I’m enjoying the slow pace of the island.  Everyone I meet eagerly offers me their own explanation of being on “island time.”  Will my staunch type-a personality ever allow me to fully immerse myself in this philosophy?  All I know is that natures seems to prevail over what suburbia flaunted with a concrete jungle filled with high rises.  I’m spending almost all of my time outdoors and swallowing all the natural beauty that surrounds me.  Though my heart aches for my family, the sea swirled with shock of blue sky can’t be bad for my soul.

The inlet where we went shrimping, the view home from the grocery store, a turtle in our driveway, and an alligator down the road.

Mama’s parting gift {mugwort rice cakes}.  Thank you mama!

With my plaque at Charlotte’s “30 under 30” right before the move.

Daddy’s Father’s Day low country boil: crab, bbq clams, mussels, shrimp, corn, potatoes, caesar salad, banana pudding, and squid jerky gift bags

Our first meal in our new home: roasted broccoli, grass-fed ribeye, and garlic mashed potatoes.

New videos will be posted next week!


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19 thoughts on “Life Lately

  • Veronica says:

    Oh wow looks like I’ve missed a big move! Sounds lovely, except for missing family! That would be so hard. That was the 30 under 30 thing about?

  • Carole McDonnell says:

    I meant to comment on your last post about moving but didn’t get around to it. I remember you saying you always lived near your family. Ah me…must be so hard.

    Right now hubby and I are getting ready to move to upstate NY –well, even moe upstate than we are now– and I can imagine I’ll be blubbering too. After 30+ years in the same place.

    Oh well, new adventures for you and me, new lives to touch and be touched by. :-) <3

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Officially, it was “the future leaders”…young individuals in the community that contribute in a meaningful way, having been nominated by their peers =)

  • ela@GrayApron says:

    Cheer up, Angela! You look great, you do great things, you’ll be fine.

    ela h.

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says:

    looooove the beach!! and that dinner looks amazing! hooray for our new home!

  • Louise says:

    I see you’re settling into your new abode Angela. Just look at the amazing scenery! Missing your family will be difficult for quite a while. Best to share your feeling with them and us for quicker adjustment:)

    Thank you so much for sharing, Angela. Can’t wait to expereice what you cook!

  • LENIXON says:

    Angie. I hope all goes great with the move. Your family can visit and you visit them , Hey the internet keeps us all closer today. God bless you and all the best!



  • brian says:

    Oh yeah steak + garlic smashed potatoes is always a favorite! Glad u getting lots of goodies! ^^

  • Tandy | Lavender and Lime says:

    I always tell myself that my family are only a phone call away – it helps!

  • Veronica says:

    Very cool! :)

  • Francesca says:

    Everything is going to be amazing.
    seee? :

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    Loving these pictures and a glimpse into your life. Also the last meal with the roasted broccoli looks delicious!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thanks, Brain. I hope you’re well and happy!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thank you, Les. I hope all is well with the doggy situation!

  • Cailee @ says:

    So beautiful!!! And your dinner looks delicious! So healthy and balanced! YUM :)

  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz says:

    Such great pics of the beach and surroundings. Family is always close, it take s a bit of time to adjust.

  • Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes says:

    Aw, I hope your move goes a bit better! I can imagine how being homesick is, I’ve moved 8 times in my life. But hopefully your new home is great – looks like the food certainly is!

  • Kelly says:

    Aaw, it’s tough moving away from family. It will take some time to adjust but hopefully you can still keep in touch regularly :) Love these pics – they look amazing!

  • Joanne says:

    Aww good luck in your new home!! I’m sure you’ll get used to it soon!

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