Monday, April 23, 2012

A Weekend Down South

Do y'all remember this post about the first time we met the Carter family? Ever since then, Shannon and I have been trying to find another time to get our families together, and it finally happened; as soon as I heard about the Hope for BraveHEARTS golf tournament, I started planning our trip to South Carolina!


 

The Carters generously opened their home to us and some of my favorite memories from that weekend involve sitting around their table, talking about life.  On more than one occasion, my eyes were wet with tears as I watched Ethan and Derrick play together.  Those boys love each other in a way that we think we understand, but probably don't.


 

Of course, the golf tournament had its perks, too! Jeramie got to enjoy a beautiful day on the golf course with a great group of guys, and Shannon and I were able to spend some time chatting in the sun (sans kids!).  The weather was perfect, the turnout was great, and the amount of money that was raised for the pediatric cardiology department at MUSC was amazing.  Jeramie and I felt honored to be a part of such an awesome day!



Our view from laying in the sun on Hole 4...



Once the tournament ended, the kiddos joined us for dinner, then spent some time doing a little golfing of their own.


Of course, the night couldn't end without some late-night tricycle riding.  I really wish I had taken some videos, because these two monkeys riding in circles all night long was beyond funny!


I continue to stand amazed at all of the good that can come out of a bad situation, and I think it's safe to say that we're all looking forward to the next visit.  Thank you, Carter family, for making us feel so com-fa-ble!


6 comments:

Jenny said...

LOVE!! I absolutely love the picture of the boys smiling at each other. I'm so glad you guys got to spend time together! :)

Jen said...

For some reason I just feel like I would get along so great with you two! Ha! :) Looks like you had a blast and I wish we all lived closer! The pics of D and Ethan were precious!!

Tara said...

Second that I wish we all loved closer!! Looks like yall had a great time! And I am remembering from your "South of the Border" pic of my short time I lived in NC...too funny!!

Carolina Carters said...

Oh, I'm crying!! I love those pictures of the boys. I'm so glad y'all were able to come down and support HBH and hang out with us! We had a great time and cannot WAIT to do it again. (This time with more hanging out time!) Check your calendar, girl! We've got to get a date on the books!

And I got your card...you are too sweet! :)

Becca said...

So so glad you guys got to get together - love the pictures!!!

Stefenie said...

Oh what fun you all had together. Wish we all lived closer cuz I'd like to join in too! Love the pics of the boys together!

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