Friday, July 13, 2012

Goodbye Spring! Hello Summer!

This is a very outdated post, but worthy of reading.  It was to be posted toward the end of May, but do to busy schedules, planning for a move, my grandmother's passing and more, pictures were never uploaded and the post sat in my "drafts" folder.  Nonetheless, here it is (without pictures). 


It's hard to believe that summer is here and June is almost over!  Wow!  2012 is flying by!

Here is a recap of what the Carter's have been up to lately.

April was filled with fun weekend roadtrips with friends. 

First, we ventured to Atlanta.  We packed up the car with Brian & Amanda and our 3 dogs and made way to stay with our friends, Kim & Mike.  The weekend was filled with lots of laughs, great food from Highland Bakery, The Flying Biscuit, Fox Brothers and more eateries, plus a day at Piedmont Park and a night rooting on a victory for the Atlanta Braves.
Then, we traveled to Jacksonville Beach to celebrate the wedding of Matt & Marie!  It was a LECOM reunion for sure.  It is crazy to think in just 5 years of knowing each other, there are now 3 married couples, an engaged couple, a baby and lots of successful pharmacists!  It was a great weekend of reminiscing, celebrating and having lots of fun together.

The first weekend in May would not be complete without a Derby Party!  We actually had a Derby-Cinco-Birthday Party...celebrating all things Christopher Carter!  The Derby Party was filled with Southern eats, horse betting, and the infamous Mint Julep.  After the running of the roses, we ventured downtown with friends for a Cinco de Mayo dinner.  No party would be complete without celebrating a birthday; and that's just what we did.  It was a great evening with friends celebrating Christopher's birthday, his Kentucky heritage and the fact that he looks Mexican.

Also in May, we ventured to Palm Beach with Christopher's family to enjoy our Christmas present from Christopher's mom, Gayle.  We spent the weekend under the sun, on the beach, playing games, drinking wine and just enjoying each other's company.  We always have a great time together!  Thank you Gayle for a fabulous weekend!

Not long after that, Christopher and I spent the weekend in North Carolina celebrating Nanny's 87th Birthday!  We were so blessed to spend the weekend with my entire family.  It was Nanny's request to have the entire family at her party.  Nanny suffered a stroke the end of January; recovery for her was good and she was released to live at home just a few short weeks after rehabilitation and therapy.  Then, 3 months to the date, she had 2 more strokes, this time affecting her speech, gross and fine motor skills.  Her birthday celebration was beautiful as she was surrounded by her family.  Nanny suffered another stroke just this past weekend, further hindering her ability to swallow and care for herself.  She remains in a nursing home facility and is very weak, tired and emotional. 
With the past 3 months of devotion to Nanny's health and well-being, my parents took a much needed break and spent Memorial Day weekend with Christopher and myself.  It was a great weekend filled with much needed R&R for them.  We did so always!  First, no trip to Florida would be complete without a sushi fest at our favorite restaurant, Thai Wasabi.  Mom and I enjoyed a day at the Saturday Market, massages and pottery painting.  Then, we surprised my parents by taking them out on a boat around Treasure Island.  They enjoyed it just as much as we did!  I'm so glad they were able to come and enjoy time in the Sunshine State.

As you can see, it definitely is a dated post.  Since the original draft, we have decided to move to Nashville, Tennessee as Christopher received an incredible job opportunity as a staff pharmacist at the VA Hospital.  We are moving Saturday, July 21 to Music City!  We just returned from North Carolina celebrating the beautiful and incredible life of my sweet Nanny June; as you read her health diminished very quickly over the past 6 months due to several strokes.  I plan to write a special post just for her very soon.  We hope everyone is staying cool and enjoying the hot summer days!   


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