Sunday, September 26, 2010

Our Journey Home: Bye Bye Beaufort

Sorry for the absence of posts these last few days, but we rarely had a minute to spare.  There was so much to get done before we embarked on our journey home.  Speaking of home...  WE'RE HERE!!!  We arrived at my parent's house, where we're staying for about ten days, yesterday around 4:00 pm to the warmest of welcomes - balloons and a sign and a banner!  There truly is no place like home...

Unless that place is Beaufort, SC.  As I'm sitting here this morning, I would be lying if I said my heart is not heavy to have left Beaufort.  Of all the places the Navy could have sent us, Beaufort was the perfect place for Mark and me.  There is so much we loved about Beaufort, and so much we will miss...

*long walks through Habersham  *Junior Service League barbecues  *grocery shopping at the commissary every Sunday  *weeknight dinner at the Pearsons  *marsh views  *Saturdays on King Street in Charleston  *Friday farmers markets  *supper club *dinner at Patois  *Lowcountry Produce  *endless water views  *drives to Hunting Island  *Fourth of July festivities   *night time boat cruises with friends   *Parris Island (where they make Marines)  *pimento cheese and boiled peanuts  *weekends at the Mayport Navy lodge   *tomato pie and sweet tea

Above all, we will miss our friends.  Four years was not nearly enough time with any of you.  I would not trade in even one day we spent knowing you.  You shared your lives with us, your holidays, your birthdays, your support and love, your laughter.  You are what made Beaufort so special.  Here's to many more years with all of you...


  1. Safe travels sweetie!!! What a warm welcome from the family...that's the best!!! I hope y'all have a great day. That picture is gorgeous, I've never visited, but would love to-

  2. Well said! Can't wait to see pics of your arrival in NOLA. Enjoy your time settling in to your new house and your return home!

  3. Aww, honey YOU'RE HOME!! I hope you and Mark are doing fantastic down in Nola. I've been missing you like crazy.

    Let me know when you have time and let's chat. I just want to follow up on the December trip. Have I mentioned that I've told everyone I know??!! Excited? Yea, maybe a little!!

    Love you, Jen!! xo

  4. There is no place like home and no place like New Orleans. Enjoy it, I am jealous!

  5. I had no idea you were living in South Carolina! Lol we were practically neighbors! :o) I'm so glad that you guys made it home...I hope to one day be back in the bayou as well. Have a great day!

  6. I l-o-v-e Beaufort. Such a sweet Southern town. But coming home is always great, too!

  7. Welcome back home! The Carolinas will miss you!

  8. Glad you made it safely!!! We miss you already! And I totally forgot to give you back your black dress and earrings!!!! I'll send them to you--we need to Skype soon and I'll get your address. Can't wait to hear about your new adventures in NOLA! xoxoxo

  9. Awww, that made me teary! I miss you already!



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