Savannah

We took a long weekend trip to Savannah with some great friends who just happen to be the perfect travel companions. It was a business trip for them; and a play trip for us! We stayed in a really cool place and just enjoyed exploring the old city for a few days. One of my favorite things about Savannah was the contrast between the way the city felt during the day and in the evening. We walked around late one night and experienced the buzz that comes from music spilling out of restaurants doors onto the streets. Then the next morning got up early and enjoyed the quiet, peaceful moments before the rest of the city woke up. Our friends are Savannah experts and made sure we saw everything we could pack into three days. Here are just a few of my favorites from the trip:

– Forsyth Park (and all 357 squares) :)

– Music and Dancing at City Market

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– Tybee Island

– Coffee and Breakfast from Gallery Espresso, Coffee Fox and Sentient Bean

– The Forsyth Farmer’s Market – It put the Brooklyn Flea to shame! The area just south of the park was my favorite part of Savannah.

– The Mansion on Forsyth Park – This is a “sister” hotel to the one where we recently stayed in St. Augustine.

– The Parker’s Market Urban Gourmet - We made a few too may trips here. And I enjoyed each one!

The Olde Pink House

– Exploring the Historic District with no maps or GPS. It’s a beautiful place to get lost!

– River Street at night

While we were wandering around, I started taking pictures of doors and couldn’t stop. I’m weird. You can thank me later for only including a few!

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July 4, 2014 - 12:23 am

Katrina Calascione - gorgeous photos! Where exactly did you stay? My husband and I are thinking about taking a trip there for our 10th anniversary

June 3, 2014 - 11:50 am

Beka Burke - So! I just did a random search for “photography lifestyle blog” (or somesuch) and yours was one of the first links to pop up. I added you to my feedly (which, honestly, is too little “lifestyle” and “photography” and too much “horse”). While I realized that you were in Jax, I was pleased to see that you had recently visited my city! I always love to see how she is portrayed through the eyes of non-locals. Gorgeous photos!

May 21, 2014 - 2:37 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - You would love it! Add this to your list of things to do in "my" area!

May 20, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Jessica Thornton - I wanna go!

Little girl, get up!

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Holding her hand, he said to her, “Talitha koum,” which means “Little girl, get up!”
Mark 5:41

(A little more about why I love this passage here.)

 

May 20, 2014 - 12:45 am

Peggy Hyatt - me too <3

May 19, 2014 - 7:06 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Hey Whitney! Thank you. :)

May 19, 2014 - 7:05 pm
May 19, 2014 - 5:09 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Love you too Pop!

May 19, 2014 - 3:46 pm

Lynn Hyatt - Love you Punk!

May 19, 2014 - 3:15 pm

JoJo Moore Miller - I love this. I love you.(:

7 Things

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1. I just got a Facebook friend request from my dad. My day has been completely thrown off…

2. For the last few months I’ve had a serious itch to move to another part of Jacksonville. But there’s a problem. The places we can get in that area for about the same price as the house we’re in now seem to have one thing in common. ONE BATHROOM. And for some reason Anderson refuses to even entertain the idea of living with me in a one bath house.

3. We had a spontaneous date night last weekend and after dinner played a round of “What do you want to do?” “I don’t know. What do you want to do?” Then we ended up at a tattoo studio.

4. I posted some pictures from Mother’s Day on Facebook.

5. Looking for shark’s teeth is one of my favorite ways to relax. One of these days I’m gonna fill that little milk jar up completely!

6. So far, being the parent of a 3-year-old is my absolute favorite. Kingston is hilarious! He loves making people laugh, always has at least two cars with him, and has an imaginary friend named Jack. (That’s a whole post in itself right there. Apparently Jack likes to do bad things. Ha! I can’t even type that without laughing!) He also knows the make of almost every car on the road. He’s constantly saying, “Mom, did you see that Cadillac?” or “Look at that GREEN KIA!!!”

7. Yesterday I started a new Bible study over on She Reads Truth. It’s on Nehemiah! Come over and join in. We’re only on day two!

May 16, 2014 - 7:07 pm

Katie - lol. Totally! I feel like I’m looking for a needle in a haystack when I’m looking for sharks teeth. :P

Funny enough, I went to LiveWire for my current tattoo. I should probably just go back there even though it’s completely across town from me. Please post pics when yours heals up! I’d love to see the work.

May 14, 2014 - 1:41 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Hey Katie! I’ve gone to Jason at Live Wire (in Jax Bch) for my last two and have been really happy! We need a shark’s tooth finding beach date. :))

May 14, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Katie - Don’t you love those “what do you want to do?” conversations?! lol. Dying to know what you got inked! I have got to make the time to go get another tattoo. I’m always looking for good artist recommendations. Who do you go to? And I’m totally jealous of all those shark’s teeth! I suck at finding them. I think I need lessons. :P

May 14, 2014 - 3:53 pm

Jen Flavin - I want to see the tattoo!! How fun!! You guys seem like a fun couple to be friends with. :)

May 14, 2014 - 3:52 pm

Tonya Teston Trawick - The one they go to is called Stump Pass State Bark nicknamed Sharks Tooth Beach. It's in Boca Grande. She did say they limit the # of people allowed on the island so need to get there early. White sand beach and beautiful water. Last summer a little boy walking beside her picked up a mascladon ( I know I butchered that spelling – lol) tooth.

May 14, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - No way! I've never heard of it! I can't wait to check this out!!

May 14, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Tonya Teston Trawick - Next time you are over in Orlando area need to make a day over on Sharks Tooth Beach. Shannon and her family can pick up 30-40 in a couple of hours.

May 14, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Jess Stauffer I'll send you a pic when it heals. Looks like a scabby mess right now. :)

May 14, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Jess Stauffer - Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida oooooo what is it?!

May 14, 2014 - 10:53 am

Tai Badowski - Yes who got the ink? Pictures? What side if town do you want to move to? Some have half baths…

May 14, 2014 - 2:51 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Ha! I got more. Anderson tried not to pass out while watching. :))

May 14, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Jess Stauffer - So who got ink done?!

Baby Emersyn

There’s nothing like spending the morning with a squishy one-week-old baby girl and her excited, exhausted parents!
Welcome, Baby Emersyn. You are so loved!

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May 14, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Breanna Wasnotwas - What a beautiful happy baby!

May 12, 2014 - 11:52 pm

Laura Gehron Wilson - These are BEAUTIFUL, Lyndsay and Lindsey ;)

May 12, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Lindsey Ray - Ahhh I love them!!! Thank you SO much :):)

May 12, 2014 - 4:05 pm

Holly Herrin - So very sweet!

Dear Mom

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Dear Mom,

The other day Kingston and I were in a store, and he was being such a good boy. (Duh!) But then as we started to leave I told him to say goodbye to the nice lady who had helped us. He turned his head away from me, and said, “I don’t want to say that to her.”

In a second it all came back.

Toddler Me standing by your side at church as you told me to speak to” Mrs. So-in-So.” Then me rolling me eyes and saying, “I don’t want to.” How did you not knock my baby teeth out, Mom?

I realize now that you are not only gracious and kind, but patient too. Very patient!

Thank you for being the kind of mom to me and Don that I want to be to Kingston. Thank you for teaching us to be kind to others and to have good manners. You taught me to make other people feel good about themselves, to compliment and talk about them, to make them feel at ease. I’m so grateful for that, because I’m not a natural extrovert like you! Thank you for never belittling us or yelling at us (in public!) but for laying down the law at home. And for letting us know what you AND JESUS expected of us. Thank you for teaching me that some things aren’t important. The art of “picking your battles” doesn’t come natural for young moms, but I feel like it’s a little easier for me, thanks to you. Thank you for expecting us to clean our rooms, but not forcing us to make our beds. That simple act reminds me that some things just don’t matter! Thank you for teaching us God’s Word… not just reading it to us but making sure we memorized it too.

I love you, Mom.
Happy Mother’s Day!

PS- By the time we left that store Kingston told the shop lady “Goodbye” AND “Have a nice day.” He might not eat anything but french fries but he’s gonna be kind to others. See?! I’m picking my battles. :)

May 12, 2014 - 4:03 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - She’s the BEST!!!

May 12, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Ginger - Thank you for sharing. I love and value your Mom too.

May 12, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Juanita Pittman - Presious learning and teaching moments!! Love you ,Peggy and sweet Kingston

May 12, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Thank you!

May 12, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Love you Mom!

May 12, 2014 - 11:28 am

Marsha-Ernie Cole - I adore this post and the sweet relationship you and your mom have. Happy Mother's Day ladies!

May 12, 2014 - 1:14 am

Nancy Bethea - Great post!

May 11, 2014 - 11:36 pm

Nancy Westbrook - Lins, It just runs in the family. When your precious Mama was about Kingston's age all the little ladies would come up and want to touch her or talk to her. One time y'all were at the grocery store and a old lady came up and said, "What a cute little girl". Your cute, adorable, curly headed Mama replied, "shut up" ha ha Our Mama gasped and said, "oh that's right we didn't shut up the car windows." and rushed out of the store. see it runs in the family. love you Happy Mothers Day. <3

May 11, 2014 - 9:15 pm

Peggy Hyatt - Happy Mothers day to you little momma! I am so proud of you.

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