I grew up in the South.  Let me tell ya, it is a wonderful place to live.  I moved around frequently but spent the majority of my life in the South.  One city in particular is very special to me and that is Charleston.  When my husband and I had been married for 13 months we met my parents in Charleston for a week long vacation.  It was where we told them we were pregnant with our first child (she is now almost 10).

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She was the first child for us and the first grandchild on either side of the family.  My parents were the first to be told.  And we told them in Charleston.  Truth be told, I spent that week avoiding most all the foods the area offered and I missed the entire tour of Fort Sumter because I was feeling so ill from the ride over.  Next week I have the opportunity to visit Charleston yet again.  It is 10 years since I last went.  Things have changed since I was last in Charleston.  The child who was the size of a grain of rice is now a smart soon-to-be-10 year old.  Additionally we have an 8 year old.  And a 2 year old boy.   And a 4 month old boy.  10 years.  4 kids.  Now I am returning to Charleston for another amazing reason.  You may remember a few months ago, I blogged about my relationship with Bigelow Tea.  The Bigelow Family chose myself and a few other bloggers to come to Charleston!  This time my trip will be filled with tea tastings and making new friends.  The Bigelow family is throwing their arms wide open to us and giving us the royal treatment.  I cannot wait to experience it!

This time I am leaving behind my husband and these four kiddos.


And instead of feeling morning sickness, I will be lugging a breastpump around with me.  Boy, how times have changed!  I cannot wait to get to Charleston.  A special city, special friends and a very special company that care about creating genuine relationships with their consumers.

Stay tuned for more posts, pictures and tweets from my Bigelow Tea Experience.

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  1. Posted May 17, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    I’m so looking forward to this trip and meeting you! Ten years go by fast don’t they. So glad you’ll get to experience this beautiful city again…and consume some of the yummy food this time!

    By the way your children are absolutely adorable!

  2. Posted May 17, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Oh I love this story! Last time I was in Charleston I was pregnant with my first! We even bought him a Folly beach shirt to wear once he was born and now my second son has just out grown it. I cannot wait to meet you and we are all going to have so much fun!!!

  3. mudpies
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Whitney…Really??? That is amazing!!! Charleston is so special! I am looking forward to meeting both of you ladies!!!!

  4. Posted May 18, 2013 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    You made me tear up reading this…it is special indeed!!! See you soon!!

  5. Posted May 18, 2013 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Have a great time! Charleston is one of my favorite places on earth.

  6. Posted May 18, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Charleston is one of my favourite places in the US to visit as well. It takes us about 17-18 hours to drive there but it’s well worth it. Our last visit was in 2008 or 2009? We usually stay right in the center of town. It sounds like it’s going to be an amazing trip for you guys, have a great time. We’re heading to Myrtle Beach this summer… maybe there will be enough time to pop down to Charleston… 🙂

  7. Posted May 18, 2013 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Oh what an exciting trip you have ahead of you! I’m super jealous! I’d love to go to Charleston! I’ve never been but always wanted to go! I love Bigelow Herbal teas! I’m enjoying a nice herbal blend this morning as I”m fighting a horrible head cold! They always give me a little sense of relief from the nasty symptoms! The Lemon herbal tea in some Apple juice with honey and cinnamon is the best for sore throats!

  8. Posted May 18, 2013 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    I hope you have a good time on your trip, sounds like a beautiful place to visit!!! Love Bigelow tea as well!!

  9. Posted May 18, 2013 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Congrats on the partnership and the upcoming trip, it sounds amazing! We were just in Charleston last summer for a family reunion and it was incredible. I hope you have a fantastic time and can’t wait to read about it.

  10. Robin Wilson
    Posted May 18, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    I live about 3 hours from Charleston and it is everything you said and more. I don’t get there often, it is so very hot in the summer as you know. Congrats on the invitation and though I know you will miss your family, enjoy the semi-alone time and keep us posted on what goes on with Bigelow!

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