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December 6, 2012

Matthew and I are off to Pawleys Island and Charleston this weekend for lots of celebrations!
(of course that means today is laundry day)
 First, our dear friends are getting married out of the country next month and we're helping to host a fabulous send off party for them.  We haven't had a good excuse to get dressed up and see our old Pawleys friends in a while.  It's going to be good!

Second, it's my Birthday tomorrow.  I was pregnant and about to have a baby last year at 30, I had an infant at 29 and in no mood to be sipping on the bubbly, and I was pregnant at 28.  So needless to say my 30 + 1 celebration is going to last several days and several zip codes.  I'm prepared to get spoiled, ahem honey.

Third, this is the first weekend that Matthew and I have been away together in over a year and a half.  We went to Nashville for our wedding anniversary in March of 2011.  Wells wasn't moving or talking yet.  That feels like a lifetime ago.  I've been away for girls trips and he's had business trips and boys weekends and our whole family has gotten away on short trips but nothing with just the two of us alone.  Who wants to bet we spend the six hour car ride talking about our kids and what they're doing right now? 

When was the last time you got away?
Was it a family trip, with a luvah, or maybe just the gals?
What's your favorite way to celebrate on these trips?
Spas, US Weekly, and shopping or dinners, drinks, and dancing?

I plan to do a little of all of it!

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  1. You will talk about the kids and that's OK :) Enjoy your weekend! Date weekends are important. And happy birthday tomorrow!

  2. Can't wait to see you! Still sad about Friday. I am schemeing ways to stop by solo for a few minutes, I will keep you posted! Happy Birthday sweet friend! xoxo

  3. Oh please take some pictures in Pawleys and post them!! I haven't been in years and absolutely love it!
    Have a great time together. Enjoy the alone time.

  4. Happy birthday and ENJOY the weekend away with your sweetie. We are trying to do the same in January.....counting the days.

  5. Enjoy your weekend away!! Happy early birthday- sip lots of bubbly to make up for your missed years!

  6. SOO jelly! Have the best time with the hubs and Happy Birthday hot mamma!!

  7. Can not wait to celebrate with my beautiful friend!! So excited!! Love you!

  8. First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIA!!! Second, have a freaking blast. I'm so jealous right now.

  9. Sounds like a ton of fun is ahead. Slightly jealous I must admit, the thought of a trip in no where to be found seeing as we just bought our first house. We will however be a planning a fabulous Holiday Housewarming.

  10. Happy Birthday! Have a fab weekend, I am jealous of the Charleston part, won't get back til this Spring. Hope you're going to some great restaurants and shops! My husband and I went on a babymoon in September to Cape Cod-it.was.absolutely.fabulous!!!

  11. Have so much fun...you certainly deserve it!! Cheers to you as you turn 30 + 1!! xo

  12. Have a wonderful time Julia! you deserve it, and I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
    xo Nancy

  13. Yay! Happy early birthday girl! Have a blast!

  14. Oh yayyyyy! Happy early birthday. And have so much fun!!! Xoxo

  15. Happy Birthday and have fun in the LowCountry!

  16. What a great weekend you have planned. Happy birthday and have a great party date weekend!

  17. How fun! Hope y'all have the best time! Hope your birthday weekend is awesome! You deserve it! :)

  18. Just a reminder that I'm DYING for a vacay! But you know how it is...holidays are the hottest time of year for designers! Everyone and their mamas want their houses done!

    Anyway, happy birthday sweets! Hope it's an amazing getaway!

    Also- I’m hosting a décor-to-dress giveaway where 3 winners will WIN a fabulous frock of their choice just in time for the holidays! Hope you’ll stop by to enter the contest!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  19. Happy Birthday! The thirties are better than the twenties, but so far I like the 40s best of all. Talk about not caring what people think anymore! LOVE that.


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