Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pets and More Scouting

Today our Boy Scout earned his Tenderfoot rank. It was great to see him and all the other Scouts recognized for all of the hard work they've put in. He also received his First Aid, Metalworking, Swimming, and near and dear to his father's heart - Small Boat Sailing.

Earlier in the day we took Seabreeze to the Low Country Paws and Claws Pet Expo at the Charleston Convention Center We had a great time and Seabreeze was very well behaved among all of the other dogs at the Expo. For only living in Charleston for a little over a year I was suprised by how many people I knew there (and that they were all pet lovers as well).

Monday, September 14, 2009

Voddie Baucham Conference

This weekend I had the opportunity to attend a Voddie Baucham conference put on by the James Island Christian Church with my wife and daughter. The subject of the discussion "what he must be to marry my daughter" provided some excellent biblical insight into what the Bible says about the important role that a father plays in helping his daughter find a suitable husband and in the character traits that she needs (from a biblical perspective) to consider as she considers this important decision.

Being able to do this with my daughter was great because it helped us come together on an issue that we were not fully aligned on before. If you haven't had an opportunity to hear any of Voddie's sermons I highly recommend him, his talk on Children of Caesar on YouTube is a great starting place.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Drayton Hall

This past Labor Day weekend we had an opportunity to visit Drayton Hall and had a great time during our visit. Elizabeth's timing was excellent as the visit coincided with several promotions that were going on. The end result was that we only had to pay for one admission for our family of four and recieved a treat bag for the dog as well. Drayton Hall is a preserved, rather than restored plantation so there is paint on the walls that dates from the 1800's and it shows. It's the only plantation along the Ashley River that survived the Civil War among other disasters.

The docent that guided our visit did a great job sharing about the architecture and history of the plantation from its beginnings through phosphate mining and up to the present day.