Thursday, November 20, 2014

A long, long, long overdue update...

So it has been a little over two years since I last posted a blog update.  It has been a very busy two years and a lot has happened, but that is still no excuse for my blog silence.  Here's the first of several catch up blog posts with my favorite photos over the past two years.  All photos © 2013-2014 The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette.

Third graders Brian Wilson, left, and Trey Middleton, right, hold on to the legs of their desk during The Great Southeast Shakeout, a region wide earthquake drill, at 10:16 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in their classroom at Robert Smalls International Academy in Beaufort.

From left, Riley McDaniel, 14, Gabby Mylander, 14, and Tabitha McDaniel, all of Greenville, relax before the live simulcast of the Jimmy Buffett Concert at the Highway 21 Drive on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in Beaufort.

Members of the 2014 graduating class of Whale Branch Early College High School share a moment of celebration before lining up for their commencement ceremony in the gymnasium on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Whale Branch Early College High School in Seabrook.

Paige Inglis, middle, practices one of her strokes with help from volunteers Anne Watts Tuckwiller, left, 13, and Quinn Fleming, 13, right, during the Special Olympics swim team practice on Saturday, April 26 at the YMCA of Beaufort County in Port Royal.

Patrons hang out on the patio at Panini's on the Waterfront on Friday, March 30, 2014 on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort.

Felicia Alfaro, of Dalton, Ga., adjusts the copilli on her six-year-old daughter Aaliyah's head as her other daughter, Lilyana, 4, waits before the opening ceremony of the last day of the 2014 Low Country Pow Wow and Cultural Festival on Sunday, March 3, 2014 at Millstone Landing in Hardeeville.

Confederate soldier reenactors fire their weapons at the Union soldier reenactors during the 2nd Annual Civil War Battle of Pocotaligo reenactment on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at Frampton Plantation in Yemassee.

Sloan Colleran, 2, of Bluffton walks on the platform to get a closer look at the giant boiled peanut on display at the Boiled Peanut Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at the Promenade in Bluffton.

Macah Plew, 4, of Bluffton, smiles as Officer Jake Higgins with the Bluffton Police Department shows him the dashboard of his police vehicle on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 during the inaugural National Night Out held at Bluffton’s Law Enforcement Center.

Alex Greger, owner of Ripfly Watersports in Bluffton, does tricks on his fly board on the May River on July 3, 2014 near the Calhoun Street dock in Bluffton.

Scott Martin, right, of Hilton Head Island, helps Chris Madsen, 13, of Hilton Head, into the cockpit of his 1943 Stearman PT-13 on Saturday, April 26, 2014 during the Hilton Head Island Air Day at Signature Flight Support on Hilton Head.  Martin offered a special during the event where attendees could pay $50 to go on a 15 minute ride in the airplane.

Participants do yoga on stand up paddle boards during the "YogiBoardHHI" class sponsored by The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Outside Hilton Head and BIC Stand Up Paddleboards while trying to set a record for the most people participating in a stand up paddleboard yoga class on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Shelter Cove Harbour on Hilton Head Island.

Several of the boys in Cub Scout Pack 212 of Bluffton watch as the pinewood cars fly by in one of the earlier heats of their annual Pinewood Derby Races on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Bluffton.

Emma Briggs, 6, left, and her friend Carli Jedrzejewski, 6, right, both from Pooler, Ga., make snow angels during the Hilton Head Snow Day on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island.  The event is sponsored by The Island Rec Association and New River Auto Mall and all proceeds go to a scholarship fund through The Island Rec Association.

Jackie Barnes clears 12-6 feet in the girls pole vaulting event during the Beaufort Track Classic on Saturday, April 4, 2014 at Beaufort High School in Beaufort.

Battery Creek's Cooper Raheem tries to shoot the ball as Wade Hampton's Daniel Gordon tries to block his shot during the boys Class 2-A high school basketball playoffs on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort.

Battery Creek's Mark Hetrick catches a pop up ball during their game against Wade-Hampton High School on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Battery Creek High School.

Hilton Head Island's Lexi Lainhart, right, hugs Estelle Murphy, left, after Murphy scored the first goal of their game against James Island Charter High School on Friday, April 26, 2014 at Hilton Head Island High School on Hilton Head Island.

McKeil Patterson cheers along with the cheerleaders on the Beaufort High School junior varsity cheerleading squad on Sept. 19, 2013 at Beaufort High School in Beaufort.  Patterson has Cerebral palsy and is a member of the varsity cheerleading squad at Beaufort High School but on weeks when the varsity football team is away she cheers with the junior varsity squad.

The band Cranford Hollow, from left, Dallas Ackerman, Eric Reid, John Cranford and Phil Sirmans, stand for a portrait in their studio on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 on Hilton Head Island.

A dragonfly rests on a dried leaf on Monday, Sept. 16, 2014 at the Cypress Wetlands in Port Royal.

Runners cross the Woods Memorial Bridge on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 during the 2nd Annual Bridge to Bridge New Year's Resolution 15K group run hosted by Palmetto Running Company in Beaufort.  More than 160 runners participated in the run and registration was free.  Donations were accepted to benefit the construction of the Spanish Moss Trail.

The trophy sits on the ground before the trophy ceremony following the final round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island S.C.

John Baglione of Beaufort looks at a book with his dog Avril while browsing at The Friends of the Beaufort Library Annual Fall Book Sale under the pavilion at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 in Beaufort.  The book sale will continue on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.  All proceeds from the book sale will go to benefit The Friends of Beaufort Library.

Dorsey Mitchell, of Graniteville, samples pulled pork while his gradson, Hunter Mitchell, 5, sits on his shoulders on Saturday, June 7, 2014 during the final day of the S.C. BBQ Association sanctioned Third Annual Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity High on the Hog BBQ Festival at Whitehall Plantation on Lady's Island.

A plate of chilaquiles, a traditional Mexican dish, and a shot of tequila as prepared by Brandon Carter, executive chef at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in the kitchen at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton.  Carter recommended the dish as a good hangover dish for those who may have too many drinks while celebrating St. Patrick's Day.

Michael Youmans, left, and his dad David, watch as James Youmans, center, looks up at barber Ray Harvey as he gets his first haircut on Wednesday night at Harvey’s Barber Shop in Beaufort. Harvey has been cutting David’s hair for 50 years. Harvey gave Michael his first haircut. That makes young James, 1, the third generation to sit in Harvey’s chair.

Thanks for looking.  I plan on posting again soon so check back!

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