This weekend was a whirlwind. It was wonderful in so many ways but devastating in others. South Carolina has undergone a “1-in-1,000 year” event with about 20 inches of rainfall. Our neighborhood is under water, but thankfully our lot is a little higher and our house remained dry (knock-on-wood). I wish I could say the same for our neighbors. I just feel so sad for all of the folks in South Carolina who got much more flooding than us. I can’t even believe some of these photos! It’s devastating.
The middle part of the state got it even worse than us. These pictures are horrifying. Please join me in praying for all of these families displaced from their homes!
On a much lighter note, we had a wonderful time in the upstate this weekend for the Clemson vs. Notre Dame game …despite the rain and the sad news. We made the best of the torrential downpour and trucked along. The game was awesome to experience—it was so loud and full of energy! I just couldn’t believe how packed the stadium was for such a wet, cold game.
So about those Hunter boots I’m wearing above. I went to Clemson with little suede leopard loafers to wear to the game. What the heck was I thinking!? I quickly realized I needed boots and went on a wild goose chase with Brandon the morning of the game to find some. Everywhere we went was a madhouse with people buying rain gear—especially boots. I found out that Dillards carries Hunter boots and everyone in the store (5 minutes after opening) was swarmed around that section! They were completely sold out of my size, but then I heard this girl say she wasn’t going to buy her boots after all. I ran over to her and sure enough, she wore my size and had the black slim boots—exactly what I wanted! I told her that I could just kiss her I was so excited, haha. All I can say is, MONEY WELL SPENT. I felt so lucky to stumble upon this last pair in my size because I would have been one miserable lady all day in loafers. By the end of the day, my feet were literally the ONLY place on my entire body that wasn’t drenched. If you follow me on snapchat (meg.stokes), you probably saw me walking through a muddy field that we tailgate in …definitely not the best loafer weather. A shower at 3am (which is about what time it was by the time we got home to our friends’ house after all the traffic) was the best feeling in the whole world. By the way, that’s my friend Cody in the picture above. She is pregnant too (4 weeks ahead of me) and so we decided we would take pictures in this exact spot every home game to see how our bumps grow! Although our sweet ponchos aren’t too telling in that department. 🙂
Oh, and then the next morning we totally outdid ourselves at Waffle House.
For now, we are still in the upstate and unable to get back to Charleston due to the flooded roads. We will wait it out until it’s safe to travel, which will hopefully be later today. Don’t forget that today is the last day to enter this giveaway for a $200 gift card and beautiful necklace!