Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring break....the FUN stuff

As I mentioned HERE, we worked hard over spring break, but we also had a lot of fun! The weather was amazing. Jake's sister Bekah was here for 10 days & Jake's parents were here for a week.  Here are some of the fun things we did:

We went for lots of walks to the park with Auntie Bekah (at least 3-5 times).

We went to the beach at least 3 times (the weather was so beautiful last week).

 Picking seashells...

Enjoyed some yummy strawberry shortcake that Grandma made.

To the beach again....

And again....  

Digging, digging & more digging.....

Hanging out, playing, reading books...

Girls morning downtown, while the boys golfed.

Thanks Bekah for taking so many pictures #photo credits.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

BEFORE & in-progress AFTER: Exterior Painting of Our House

This week Jake painted the ENTIRE exterior of our house. We bought the paint back in the fall & then had an unusually cold & long winter for North Carolina.  Jake says he is 95% done.  There is still some touch ups & cutting in to finish, but overall it is beautiful!

See more details of the front entry before & after HERE.

BEFORE & in-progress AFTER pictures:

BEFORE (front entry)

AFTER (front entry)

We are planning to eventually do cedar shake siding on the front awning.



BEFORE (this was the salon end of the house)


 BEFORE (looking from salon end to dining room addition)


BEFORE (salon addition)

AFTER (salon addition + laundry room window)

BEFORE (dining room addition)


BEFORE (dining room & back patio)

AFTER (see more about pallet wall HERE)

BEFORE (playroom side of house) 


AFTER (see before picture HERE)

Exterior House Color: Valspar City Storm 4008-2A
Front Door Color: Valspar Flood Tide 5001-6A

Looking for more posts in my Before & After Series?
Before & After - Hall Bathroom
Before & After - Dining Room
Before & After - Ella's Room
Before & After - Kitchen
Before & After - Kitchen Pantry
Before & After - Playroom Bathroom
Before & After - Playroom
Before & After - Master Bedroom
Before & After - Living Room
Before & After - Lily's Room
Before & After - Patio
Before & After - Painting the Exterior

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Jonathan + Emily

This last Saturday we gained a brother-in-law!  Jonathan & Emily were married on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Pawley's Island. Here are a few highlights from the week: 

Grandpa & Grandma are HERE!  My parents flew in to Wilmington on Friday, February 21.

Donuts at Pawley's Island Bakery - Wednesday morning

The Redhead Breakfast Club

Pre-wedding pedicures - Thursday afternoon

BRIDAL BRUNCH - Friday morning

Three girl cousins at the Bridal Brunch

Bachelorette Party - Friday evening 


Preparing the bridal bouquet - LATE Friday night

Ready to go (my first one!)

About to head to the chapel....- Saturday morning

It was supposed to be a beach wedding, but the weather did not cooperate.  Instead, Emily & Jonathan had a lovely wedding at Pawley's Island Chapel.

Our two sweet girls!

Ella loved the whoopie pies at the reception.

A few family pictures before the newlyweds head off to their honeymoon. 

Lots of park time with Grandpa, Grandma & cousin Margot!