Category: family

birthday celebration

for my birthday celebration this year, i wanted to do something different. i have always wanted to take my family out on my birthday. and so i did.

we met up at brazeiros churrascaria for the evening meal. i had taken my mom and dad there on separate occasions for special events, but my sister, brother-in-law, and nieces had never been. they seemed to really enjoy the place. i know my parents love it. my dad, who’s diabetic, can eat here without being concerned as he would be eating anywhere else.

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for dessert, i had ordered some cupcakes from magpie’s. a rich assortment of chocolate-based mini cakes were perfect after braseiros except we had less room for these than if had skipped dinner. we still managed to throw enough down to avoid any accusations of being quitters.

i got plenty of nice gifts including but limited to xbox gift cards and gear, bar mops,  a sizable bacon press, coffee, and led lighting. but the one thing i never would have expected was my great-great grandfather’s pocket watch. this timepiece dates back to the 1800’s, per my dad’s account.

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the watch is in working order. my parents also bought a glass case to display the watch. you can see on the cover an engraved McI forning the design. this is amazing.

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it was a fun birthday.




day three at the beach

got up early for sunrise. got some good pics. (will post them on flickr and update post.)

also got more beach time today.

found out that my forehead and stomach suffered from sun burning despite my use of spf 15. might have washed off while i was catching some waves doing a little body surfing.

mom cleaned up at poker this evening. not sure if i should be impressed or worried?

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day one at the beach

ahh…back in north myrtle beach. i love this place. the weather in was stormy, so the nice weather today is welcomed.

kiersten and i made our second annual trip down to main street via the beach. didn’t realize it beforehand, but that’s a seven mile round trip walk. i was in better shape this year than last. (a year ago i was just past a knee procedure.)

wore enough sun protection…except for my feet. tops of them burned. but i had put enough on even overdosing them since i know how they tend to burn. walking in the water must have saltwater washed them.

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