time with the girls {hilton head 2012}

Last weekend I was in South Carolina with the ladies of {in}courage. If you haven’t heard, {in}courage is a great blog for daily encouragement. There are some pretty amazing ladies who are part of it. Somehow, I managed to get into the group, which is really fun and really humbling.

{In}courage is part of Dayspring–and dayspring planned a weekend for us by the beach. It’s a time to connect, be together, dream and plan. And it was really good.

The south/east is different than the west. It’s fun to experience a different world. I love the tall, skinny trees. I love the beaches. I love the collared greens and banana pudding. I don’t love the humidity. I’m a weakling.

We did some filming.

There were laptops.

There was time on the beach. And heart conversations.

There was jewelry. These ladies are so encouraging and supportive. I’m so thankful.

Beauty is found in the small moments.

There were sunsets that took my breath away.

We worked with Habitat for Humanity to landscape a yard. What an amazing experience.

Time with the girls is such a treat. But the time away from my boys is so hard! I’m so glad to be home and getting back into our routine. It’s taken a week or so to get back into the swing of things. Thank you, Dayspring for a wonderful weekend.

Today I’m doing a lot of planning with our team. Which is great!! So many fun things are coming up–things I can’t wait to share with you. It’s time for list making and calendar marking and blog scheduling. Good, good stuff!

Share with us one item on you’re to-do list today.


  1. That looks like such an amazing experience. I’ve always wanted to work with Habitat for Humanity. I would really love to do it with my husband and kids when they are a bit older. Can’t wait to see more of what you have coming up!

  2. Beautiful! And yeah, our recent stretch of humid days here in SoCal (which weren’t even that terrible compared to the South), pretty much squashed my fantasy of ever living in New Orleans. And it’s extra tough on us curly girls!

  3. I lived in the south long enough to pick up a love for the best parts…Sweet tea, banana pudding, hospitality, comfort food, biscuits, the beach, the moutains, Dr.Pepper, lightning bugs, warm nights, storms, and huge front porches.

    Glad you had such a nice time on your visit!

  4. Lisa, sounds like a wonderful time. HH is hard to get to though even from anywhere in the Carolinas. I can’t imagine how many flights you had to get back to California.

    As for the humidity – I still hate it and I’ve been here 29 years. It is what it is and Spring and Fall make up for August/September

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