Monday, June 1, 2009


I am EXHAUSTED girls and guys! Today has been quite the active day. Fun, but major tiring.

It started out at 7 this morning with another 4 mile run on the trail from the condo. I am really gonna miss this trial when we leave! When I got back to the condo everyone was up and eating breakfast.

My breakfast was a repeat of yesterday. All Bran Flakes, Banana, blueberries, and Skim milk.

Repeat Pic!

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After Breakfast we all got ready and headed across the bridge into downtown Charleston:

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We hit up all the shopping for a little while. I went to American Apparel and Urban Outfitters. I got the BEST dress EVER at UO. I'll get a pic a little later to show.

After doing a little shopping my sister and I decided to break from the fam and go have lunch on our own. Like I said, my family does not like anything "different", they like your typical chain restaurants. My sister and I just weren't feelin it, so we decided to go to Five Loaves Cafe, recommended by the wonderful Erica.

I got a Grilled Tofu sandwich with zuchinni, tomato, onion, and sprouts. And a salad with roasted red peppers, spinach, tomatos, and goat cheese.


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Here is a closer look at the sandwich:

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My sister and I really enjoyed our lunch. We were both really glad that we decided to go off on our own and eat here.

Here we are, happy with our decision:

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After lunch we met back up with the family and went to the market place in Charleston.

This is one of my favorite things to do when we come down here. It is an old market place that goes on for what seems like miles and it is just set up with vendors and hand made goods like jewelry, decorative things, etc.

Here is a pic of the entrance:

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Here is my sister and I after going through. Hot and tired. I swear we probably walked about 10 miles in the 90 degree weather!

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After that we walked into Charleston place were all the upscale shops are.

Made a stop at me usual shopping place:

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YEAH RIGHT! I'm a recent college grad with no full time job yet...remember?!

We also saw a pretty fountain and I HAD to have a picture of all the sissies in front of it.

Notice how different we all look from each other. Or maybe just how different I look from all of them. I swear I must be the milk man's child!

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After hours of shopping, miles of walking, and TONS of sweating we came back to the condo and chilled out by the pool. Now I am in the room waiting for everyone to get in from the beach so we can get some dinner!

I just don't think I EVER wanna come home. I think I may convince my parents to just leave me here ;)

Hope you guys had a good start to your week. Again, Im sorry if I am not on top of commenting. I am trying to read blogs and comment when I get the chance. DONT think I am forgetting about you guys at all!

Lots of Love, <3 Ems.


Anonymous said...

What a perfect day! Everything sounds so amazing! I just LOVE American Apparel and Urban Outfitters... seriously like my favorite clothing stores. Can't wait to see the dress!

What a great lunch! You sandwich looks so good. I'll bet the rest of your family would have been so jealous if they knew what they were missing out on.

Hope you keep having such a wonderful time! You deserve it! :)

Meg said...

Hey girl! Glad you're having such an amazing time! Urban Outfitters is AWESOME and I cannot wait to see your new dress! You and your sister are absolutely beautiful! No matter how far you walked, or how sweaty you are, haha! You guys shine! I hope you continue to enjoy yourself and have fun at dinner tonight! Your lunch looks AMAZING!


Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to see your new dress!!!

What a lovely day you had, it was all rainy here today =( Shopping, sun, and spending time with family is like the perfect day.

How did you do the braid in your hair?? It's adorable but I'm so lost when it comes to french braids!

Bec said...

Wow sounds like you are having an amazing time. UO has the cutest dresses, I could just live in that store I think.

Brooke said...

Damn girl, the milkman must have been damn fine!

Urban Outfitters is my FAVORITE store, besides Anthro! But they are owned by the same that must explain why I love both! They have the cutest dresses and shorts and shirts and EVERYTHING!

The veggie sandy looks bomb! I love going out to eat!

Jenny said...

ahh girl it looks like you are having the time of your life.. i'd be lying if i said i wasn't jealous ;) can't wait to see our hot new dress! you have the most fabulous taste so i'm sure it's a winnerrrrr

ummm did i ever tell you your gorgeous? no? well.. you are :)!

love you babygirl xoxo

Anonymous said...

Love it Em!
Sounds wonderful!
I would love to visit Charleston sometime.
Can't wait to see the dress.
Glad you got to try a non-chain restaurant!

Mica said...

Your lunch looks awesome!

Remember to relax on your vacation, lady!

Anonymous said...

such a lovely, fun day!! gosh..the sky was perfect, too!
and what a beautiful loaded sandwich...and I love anything with goat cheese!

Anonymous said...

Awesome day! Is there anything that could have made it better? Haha. That sandwich looks fantastic! Have a great rest of your time there!!
<3 jess

Amy said...

Ahh, Charleston is SO pretty. I went there for spring break last make me miss it with all your pretty pics! (I want to see this dress you're talking about!)

And you guys still look so cute, even after walking in that heat. Really, you can't tell!

Enjoy the rest of the your time there :)

Cacti Don't Cry said...

I'm glad you're enjoying your vacation!! Don't worry about commenting while you're too busy having a great time ;)

<3 <3

Anonymous said...

Charleston looks like a lovely place :) and wow at your lunch! I want it :p I'm so glad you're having a good time!

Shannon (The Daily Balance) said...

you and your sisters are adorable!

can't wait to see the new dress! ;)

ellie said...

Looks amazing! I have an entire folder in my bookmarks dedicated to Charlston because I hope to move there one day (despite never having been!)

Lunch looks delicious- glad you were able to find something you enjoyed :D

Can't wait to see your dress!

The Novice Berker said...

Wow, you're right that you don't look too much like your sisters--but I think that's pretty cool! You're unique! :) I can't wait to see your new dress (and I laughed at the Gucci joke, hahaha). <3

janetha said...

hey milkman em! ha i guess anything is possible..right? anyway looks like you are having fun so far! i bet that was nice to get away and have some decent eats. i love AA & UO! cant wait to see the dress. i bet that was a pretty good workout.. all that walking in the heat. have fun and dont worry about not commenting on blogs, youre on vacations!

Anonymous said...

The milkman's child, hahaha that's too cute.

A day of walking and shopping sounds fab. I love shopping. Most especially buying loads and loads of clothing with the money my wallet does NOT hold. Or maybe just dreaming about buying loads and loads of clothing... let's see that dress!

Erica said...

So glad you're loving it here! EVEN more thrilled that you lived 5 loaves ;)