July 16, 2009

East Coast and Back

I'm back from my trip to the Carolinas. It was an exhausting trip (I'm still trying to catch up on sleep), but it was a great visit.

On Sunday I flew into Durham to visit my mom and my sister Cami. I took Cami to Foster's for lunch. It was as delicious as ever. We both had the roasted turkey sandwiches (turkey, brie and spinach on homemade focaccia - yum!) Cami has just recently rededicated her life to Christ, so it was such a great opportunity to spend time with her and encourage her in her faith. I'm so proud of her and thank God for what He is doing in her life.


Me & Cami at Foster's Market in Durham, North Carolina

After leaving Durham, I headed to Spartanburg, SC for a radio visit with Matt Maher. It's trips like this that make me love my job. A woman had called the station to say that Matt's song "Your Grace Is Enough" helped her face each day after her 17 year old daughter was killed in a car accident last year. Matt surprised her at work and sang the song to her. She became very emotional thanking God for using Matt's music to comfort her. It was such a humbling experience and I'm so thankful that I could witness it.


I met a lot of great people including the station's intern Amanda who kept me laughing the entire time, and our new friend Trevion. I wanted take him home with me!


Our last stop was in Charleston, South Carolina. I wish I would have had more time to spend there, but I'll have to visit again and bring Todd with me. What a beautiful city!

Matt and I ate lunch at Hyman's Seafood Co. I knew I would love this place when I saw on the menu that it was voted the best seafood restaurant in South Carolina three years in a row by Southern Living magazine. Honestly, that magazine has never let me down! My mahi mahi sandwich was unreal. I know a couple of weeks ago I wrote about the mahi at Daily Dish. I stand corrected. Hyman's has the best mahi I have ever had!


Charleston is such a beautiful place. I hope Todd and I make it down there together soon.





My parents are on their way to Nashville now, so I better get back to cleaning the house. We're heading to St. Louis this weekend for a Cardinal's game, so I'm sure I'll have updates soon.


  1. So precious, you and your sister together. Love hearing that God's doing big things in her life, too.

    What an amazing opportunity, to hear Matt sing his song to that woman. I can't even say more about it, I'm already crying. Beautiful.

    Charleston looks gorgeous! I hope you get to run away there with Todd for a weekend sometime soon.

    P.S. I still miss you.

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  3. That is awesome about Cami! I was actually thinking about her not too long a go and was going to ask you how she is. Does she live in Springfield/Ozark? Tell her I say hi!

    Yea, so I have heard only amazing things about Charleston...glad you got to go!

    Keep the blogs coming; it's so great to hear how things are going!