Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Tilley-Gray's "firsts" are still happening, but not as often as they used to. No more "first laugh", "first steps", etc. , but this past week, we had two big first. First day of preschool and first time as a flower girl. 

Tilley-Gray loved her first day of preschool. She has eight other children in her class, and all but two are boys. 

After I picked her up from her first day of preschool, we left for Cashiers, North Carolina to celebrate our friends Kristin and Patrick's wedding. If you haven't been to Cashiers, it is great vacation spot if you are looking to get away from the heat and humidity. When we left Wilmington, it was 98 degrees and that night when we arrived in Cashier's it was 57. Perfect and just what we needed!

We started the weekend off with a bridesmaids luncheon at the cabin Kristin's family rented. 

The rehearsal dinner was at the Chatooga Club and it was gorgeous. Tilley-Gray and Grayson ran out on the croquet field while I had time catching up with the girls before the dinner started. 

My mom came up for the weekend to help with Tilley-Gray, and came and picked her up just before dinner so we could focus on the time with our friends and the food, which was incredible. 

Not too many pictures these days of just the two of us!

The wedding day could not have been prettier. We started the morning out getting ready with all the other bridesmaids at the cabin, and Tilley-Gray had the best time putting on "lip-tick"on everyone, including herself. 
(Kristin gave us all robes from Plum Pretty Sugar. I love that Tilley-Gray and I have a matching set!)

The wedding was at Lonesome Valley, one of my new favorite spots. The staff, the food, and the view are all top notch and you feel right at home as soon as you arrive. 

Tilley-Gray did a great job being a flower girl, and thankfully, the staff at Lonesome Valley didn't care that she took her role very seriously, picking every flower she saw on property before the ceremony. 

Kristin and Patrick's ceremony was so sweet and the party afterwards was incredible.

We can't wait to get back up to Cashiers again. It kicked us all right into Fall mode and I'm looking forward to cooler weather now!
Have any of you been to Cashiers? I'd love to know your favorite spots when planning our next trip!


  1. Oh how wonderful! Just beautiful and a true joy to be a part of with our Plum Pretty Sugar flower girl robe.

  2. I love Tilley-Grey's bubble! So cute. Would you mind sharing who makes it?