This past weekend Zach and I took a Babymoon ( aka a vacation before your new baby arrives ) to Bluffton, South Carolina. We actually never took one when I was pregnant with Lily and we both know that after this little man gets here in a few weeks, we’re probably done having kids, so why not spend a bit of vacation together to relax before the chaos begins?
We chose Bluffton for a few reasons. It was a relatively easy drive for us ( about 4 hours ), it was somewhere new we hadn’t been together ( which is exciting for us being together almost 10 years ) and it was a low key atmosphere. In fact, where we stayed at was actually my Grandparent’s old home but was passed down to my Uncle and Aunt when my Grandpa passed away and my Grandma moved to Chicago to be closer to family. I actually hadn’t been to their home in several years so it was a comfort to me to be back there with their great grandchild in my stomach.
Bluffton is only a few minutes from Hilton Head and because Zach and I drove straight from dropping Lily off at a friend’s for the weekend, we didn’t get in until late Friday night. We woke up early Saturday morning and knew immediately we wanted to drive into Hilton Head to start our day.
We went to a few local outlet malls ( hello 70% off Michael Kors bags ! ) and opted to have lunch near the water at a restaurant many of you recommended. Poseidon is located in a cute little mall area overlooking the marsh’s of the island. We opted to sit outside even though it was a little chilly out. I loved the fresh calamari and my blackened mahi mahi taco!
Afterwards I was able to get a much needed mani and pedi near by. I heard so many great things about SNS nails and wanted to give it a try since my nails are extremely brital and SNS nails are known to have vitamin c and calcium to help with your nail growth. Sign me up! Plus it was a non painless process and went by quick. A gel quality without the gel! I chose color 80 for those asking.
We raced home to meet up with my Uncle and a few of my Grandparent’s old neighbors. It was such so nice to see them again, all asking how we were and remembering my Grandparent’s so fondly. They still talk to my 90 year old Grandma who lives up in Chicago but of course miss her terribly now that she moved. Remind me to move to this darling community when I’m old and grey in a few years!
Sunday morning was a gorgeous one with blue skies and lots of sunshine so we took my Grandpa’s convertible bug out to the beach! It was such a fun and relaxing morning that by mid afternoon we were really burnt and sleepy from being in the sun all day. Zach found a delicious restaurant on the water called Skull Creek Boathouse. We loved the low key atmosphere, the amazing seafood ( we adored the steamed oysters ) and how pet friendly it was. So many families brought their adorable dogs to enjoy the pretty day. We ended our last day of vacation with a quick dinner with my Uncle and went to bed early for our drive home yesterday morning.
As sad as it was that our Babymoon was over, we were anxious to see our little girl again! Hope you all had a great President’s Day weekend!