Camp life

This was the first weekend we've spent at the camp since the beginning of its construction (which was at some point last year).  It was absolutely fantastic and a much needed escape from Mobile for a short weekend. The difference between the two camps is incredible. I feel so relaxed at this new place. It's absolutely perfect.
Before construction:

The original house is located on an old homestead in rural Perry County, MS, just east of Hattiesburg. It was  a great place for a camp weekend (and has stories to back it up), definitely rustic but, charming as well.  Tom's parents had discussed building a new camp for years, and with the increasing battles with snakes and rodents in the old house (and more importantly, a growing family as we are to welcome a new niece or nephew sometime in late November!), this could not have come at a better time.
After construction:

Absolutely serene.  To top it off? Check out this view.

I hope your weekend was as relaxing as mine!



  1. I can't wait to see the new camp, sans little mice of course...I love the new blog although I do have to thank you for adding yet one more to my already long list of daily obsessions. Hope the first fitting went well. We booked out hotel today. Getting very excited. Melanie

  2. Hey Mel and Carter!
    Thanks for posting, welcome to my blog :-). I completely support your obsessions...I have a similar problem. The fitting went really well, I think it really started to sink in that it's less than three months from October! I'm so glad that ya'll are getting excited too! I hope to see you soon!

  3. Elizabeth,
    It IS super relaxing, next time you and Ryan come down, we'll have to take you there :-)

  4. Sweet new "camp". That is an awesome house! Don't let Tom get drunk deer hunting and fill the new house with bullet holes.


  5. new camp? I'll still be sleeping in the old one....loyalty is a virtue.