To the Coast


My family and I are at the beach for the long weekend! Because of Matt’s internship, we won’t be able to do a beach week this summer, so we came early.


We were the last to arrive, but my family saved “the engagement suite” for Matt and I!


Just kidding – all the rooms are really nice. We are in a condo at Carolina beach and I’m very impressed. They have everything you could ever need here. I might not leave. I must say, it’s been a bit harder to relax knowing I have so much to do at work. The last two weeks are crammed packed with final meetings.


But the salt air and beer are helping me forgot my to-do list just for now.


And having people cook for you is amazing! We’re taking turns and Matt and I are in charge of the fish tacos on Saturday.


We’re still celebrating! And I think we have a date!


Yesterday was spent on the beach just playing games, reading, and relaxing.


And hot tubbing…


We’ve been tasting cheddar,



drinking wine,




and eating lots and lots of seafood.




To the beach!

  • Erin Motz
    May 26, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    You and your fiancee look beautiful in that first shot – such an effortless picture! How did you like the Cupcake wine? I’ve seen it in stores a few times and have been curious but I haven’t picked any up yet.

    • Laura
      May 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      Like it a lot!

  • Annelies
    May 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Enjoy the beach! I must say you always wear really nice dresses, where did you get this red/pink one?

    • Laura
      May 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      Thanks! It’s from Urban.

  • Isa
    May 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I’m so happy I found your blog via Kath’s blog! Can’t wait to read more!

  • Macrae
    May 27, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Hey Laura!
    I love your blog but never comment so I’m coming gout of the woodwork! Love your wine choices for tonight- Malbec and Cupcake, can’t beat those two. Have a great beach time and Congrats to you and Matt:)

    • Laura
      May 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      Thanks! I loved the wine too:)

  • Angela
    May 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Congrats on your engagement!!! Just read the story…very cute. 🙂 I laughed about the package thing…haha, Im sure he was wondering how the heck to get you out there before the flowers wilted.
    I agree, your ring is gorgeous! Enjoy the engaged life, it’s fun.

    • Laura
      May 29, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Thank you:)

  • Cait
    May 30, 2012 at 8:19 am

    love the blue top & necklace! where from?

    • Laura
      May 31, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      The blue top is from Old Navy and the necklace was a gift from Matt:)

  • Mela
    May 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Congratulations on the engagement!! Beautiful story!

  • linda
    May 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    HI Laura,
    I found your blog from your sister’s as well! Can I ask where you got the dress from this post? I wish you would do a post on fashion 🙂

    thanks so much,

    • Laura
      May 31, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks! It’s actually an H + M dress!