Da Joyners Venture out to Charlestowne Landing


Saturday was beautiful so da Joyners head outside. We visited Charlestowne Landing (SC equivalent to Va's Jamestown). The park was practically empty so we enjoyed our time wandering around. Check out our pictures of the event.


Ava's First Road Trip


The Joyners visited the upstate last week for a holiday weekend celebration with Elizabeth's family. Friday night, we drove and stayed with Uncle Jack and Aunt Susan in Taylor's, where we had a family get-together. Deedy and Jack, Jack Jr. and Susan, Chad and his new girlfriend, and Tom and Janie were all there to meet Baby Ava and enjoy an Italian dinner. Saturday, we drove to Anderson and swam for hours at Papa's house, where Papa met his first great grandchild with Ms. Mary. Bruce, Chris and the Franklins stopped by for a visit. Later that evening, we visited an old-timey general store for live, open-mic bluegrass. Finally, Sunday arrived early and we visited Grandmother's Sunday School class where her friends met Baby Ava. We stayed for the sermon at Concord Baptist Church and sat near where ELGM always sat. I could feel her spirit all around us. For lunch, we met up with Bruce and Chris for lunch. We dropped by Papa's house to bid farewell, but not before taking a nap. Boy, we were worn out! We headed home in time to make it home by 10 PM. Good thing David had off on Monday b/c boy were we tired!

Ava Returns to Clemson Extension


Ava and I dropped in on Daddy at work, Clemson Extension, where all of the ladies were crazy about Baby Ava.

Visit with the Crumptons


Last week, we ventured to the Crumpton's for a little pasta dinner and to socialize with other adults who can bare talking about baby poo, swings and the like. Little Sam is getting big, as is our Baby Ava. Check out how cute they are, as well as little Corrine (who is growing like a weed).


Grandee Comes to Visit


Ava's First Science Camp and Harbor Fest


This week was a busy one for Daddy Dave as he led the 4H2O Camp for kids, as well as exhibited at the Harbor Fest (which received an estimated 50,000 visitors). Check out pictures of the events.

Ava's First Dip in a Pool


My coworker, Margaret, invited us to swim in her dad's pool. Ava easily adapted to the water environment, as she just chilled out in the float. See the pictures capturing the event.

Ava Reaches Two Months of Age


Can you believe it? Check out these pictures of our growing girl...


2 Grandfathers are Better than 1


Tonight, Papa Ben drove all the way from NC to meet Baby Ava and visit with the family. We grabbed a bite at Home Team BBQ, where we tried some tasty collards and pork sandwiches while sharing family stories. Here are some pictures from the event.

Thanks Ben for driving all that way. We hope you have a safe trip home. We love you!

Ava Ain't No Heathen


Sunday, we took Ava to Circular Church for her first sermon and then out to 82 Queen for brunch with the Joyners. Check out these pictures documenting the trip.

Ava's First Beach Trip


Ava, Mom and Aunt Mandy visited Folly Beach this week. While Ava wasn't a fan of the water, she enjoyed hanging out under the umbrella, catching the seabreezes.


Competing Men in Ava's Life


Ava is lucky to have her father and Papa here to take good care of her. See these adorable pictures of Ava this week.


The Browns Come to Visit

Tonight, Piper and Jed came by to see the renovations and Baby Ava. Check out the pictures of their visit, along with the video of Piper singing a lullaby to BA.