Sunday, July 10, 2011

4th of july weekend

I'm a little behind in posting our pictures from the 4th of July weekend visit from Chris's sister and brother-in-law. This was Erica and Fuzzy's last visit to Columbia before we move. We'll see them again around the holidays, but by that point we'll no longer be living in here. As the number of our remaining visits with them dwindle it gets more and more bittersweet to see them because in the back of everyone's minds there's always the thought that we won't have this for 3 1/2 years while we're away.

That being said, we mostly put aside our sadness and concentrated instead on how great it was to see them and we enjoyed the little time that we had with each other! We ate brunch at the all-local farmers market, went tubing in the Saluda river, ate delicious food, and enjoyed each others' company.

Here are some of the highlights:
tubing on the saluda river
tubing on the river

fuzzy digs the pig
erica digs the pig
What visit to Columbia would be complete without a trip to the Pig? Both Erica and Fuzzy dig the Pig.

walking around downtown
Hamming it up in downtown Columbia.

Grilling in the back yard


Erica said...

We make such cute pigs!
I like how your captions went from pigs to "hamming it up." Nyuck nyuck nyuck.

Love y'all! It was such fun!

Waldie said...

Funny. Too bad I didn't do that on purpose.

wagsandpurrs said...

I think that the Gerdes pigs were just precious! And Katie, I do understand how you have mixed emotions. I have mixed emotions, too, it's just gonnna be hard to see you during the holidays. We really need to get this Skype worked out for me. And, I know how you feel about air conditioning. It was only 110 heat index and you feel crushed when you go outside. So, I hope you get yours fixed tomorrow! Love to you both!!