Marriage and Family

Marriage and Family | When Is A Good Time to Start a Family

Marriage and FamilyIn the United States there are approximately four million couples between the ages of 20 and 35 who don’t have children.  About 3 percent of couples say they don’t want children, and about 20 percent of couples end up with no kids.

When couples marry after the average age of 27 they try to spend a few years by themselves to get to know each other before starting a family. When they finally decide to start a family they need to take into consideration the extra cost of raising children but also lost wages if one decides to be a stay at home parent.  Babies are also very time consuming and their single life will never be the same. When leaving to go to family events, parties or wherever, they need to load up the car with everything from diapers, formula to whatever they need to keep the baby entertained. That’s why SUVs are so popular, babies and children have lots of stuff.

After thinking about how their single lives will change, they have the added expense of raising children. Diapers, formula, toys and clothes are just a start. As the kids get older they will have the extra expense of school related things and after school activities.  Sports, dance, gymnastics are just a few activities that are very expensive for the parents.

When thinking about marriage and family half of couples experience stress related issues when trying to transform from just the two of them to adding to their family. They are parents 24/7 taking care of the infant, morning and night. Lots of sleepless night are in their future. When things just start to get easier they are thinking about having another baby and the sleepless night and diapers start all over again.

Marriage and FamilyNo matter if you decide to have children or not, it’s a decision that will affect the two of you as a couple and everything has to be considered.  Marriage and Family go together for most people and is just a way of life that has been handed down from generations. But in the end, Marriage and Family is your decision.


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Myrtle Beach Wedding

Myrtle Beach Wedding In Sunny South Carolina

Myrtle Beach Wedding - South Hampton 1109Planning a Myrtle Beach Wedding?  Hopefully we can supply you with as much information as possible to make your Myrtle Beach Wedding stress free. See below local Myrtle Beach Wedding Planning companies that will help you with your budget, Ceremony, budget and more.

Beach Occasions
Your dream of a romantic beach wedding coming true is our specialty. Let us make your Myrtle Beach wedding a truly memorable event on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Considered one of America’s favorite wedding destinations, we host ceremonies all along The Grand Strand including areas of Pawleys Island & Litchfield, to Surfside Beach & Garden City, Springmaid Beach Resort, North Myrtle Beach , Little River and Crescent Beach just to name a few.

Hitched By The Sea
Our Myrtle Beach Wedding packages include a bamboo arch, Professional Photographers, Beautiful customized isle decorations, sand ceremony, carved sand heart and more in most packages.

Together Forever
A complete wedding experience at Together Forever. Believing that every wedding is a special event, our mission is to provide services that recognize your uniqueness as a couple and enhance the happiness of your new beginning. Family Owned and Operated since 1995.

Seaside Weddings
Enjoy a candlelight wedding in our beautiful Myrtle Beach chapel. We do not have a chapel in Myrtle Beach. Our chapels are in Little River which is right next to North Myrtle Beach. Our North Carolina Chapel is in Ocean Isle Beach just past Sunset Beach.  At our SC Chapel we also have a small Gazebo outside, that we sometimes do weddings in.

Myrtle Beach Wedding | South Hampton 1109 - Kingston Plantation ResortMyrtle Beach Wedding | South Hampton 1109 | Kingston Plantation ResortLooking for a place to stay for your Myrtle Beach Wedding and honeymoon?  Check out the Kingston Plantation, South Hampton unit 1109.  It’s an ocean front two bedroom condo on the 11th floor with endless romantic views of the ocean and beautiful Myrtle Beach coastline.  Enjoy sunrise in the morning on one of your four private ocean front/view balconies and end the night with a drink relaxing and watching the sunset. There is lots to do in Myrtle Beach for your Honeymoon, from dinner theaters to water sports. See the different activities, attractions and entertainment in the area.  Why not stay where you wedding will take place?  The Kingston Plantation Resort also has a Myrtle Beach Wedding Planner that can help you with everything from start to finish right in the resort for your Myrtle Beach Wedding.

Myrtle Beach Honeymoon

Myrtle Beach Honeymoon? Where To Stay?

Myrtle Beach Honeymoon

Beautiful OceanFront Weddings

Planning a Myrtle Beach Honeymoon?  Here are some pointers on where to stay, things to do, places to dine, entertainment and activities. If you are planning a Myrtle Beach Honeymoon, why not get married right on the beach and follow that with an outdoor reception or casual party.  The Kingston Plantation can help with planning the ceremony, photos and reception.

There is so much to do for your Myrtle Beach Honeymoon that the activities, attractions and entertainment are endless. You can enjoy romantic oceanfront dinners, play in the water with many different water sports, dinner cruises, floating riverboat casinos, and much much more. If you play golf, there are endless golf courses and one right across the street from the South Hampton, Kingston Plantation.  If honeymoon shopping sounds good, Myrtle Beach has multiple places to shop.  Broadway at the Beach is about 15-20 minutes to the south and Barefoot Landing is 5-10 minutes to the north.

Depending on the time of year your Myrtle Beach Honeymoon is, you can rent a golf cart and drive it on the beach from November 1st – February 28th. You can drive them all year on roads 35 mph and under so you can get to things like shopping, dining, bars and more. There is golf cart rental on the Kingston Plantation at the front security shack.  You can also rent bikes at the Kingston Resort Health Club.

The Kingston Plantation is a 5 star OceanFront luxury resort with 24/7 roaming security set on 145 acres.

Myrtle Beach Honeymoon

View From Ocean Front Balcony

Our unit 1109 in the South Hampton, Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach is a great OceanFront corner unit two bedroom condo that will fit all your needs for a Myrtle Beach Honeymoon suite.  Direct OceanFront two bedroom en suite unit with spectacular views of the ocean, coastline and lagoons.  You can enjoy the sunrise on one of our OceanFront balconies with a cup of coffee and enjoy some drinks to see the sunset, they are beautiful.

Why be stuck in a small hotel room on your Myrtle Beach Honeymoon when you can be stuck in a 1350 sq. ft. of open, spacious OceanFront suite.

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Martini Recipes

Martini Recipes for Bachelorette Parties and Wedding showers

Easy Martini RecipesA Martini is a drink for anytime of the year.  You can make them special for different occasions like a bachelorette party or bridal shower. Here are some of my favorite martini recipes, ENJOY!



Dirty Martini
2 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
1/4-1/2 ounce olive juice (to taste)
Olive for garnish
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into cocktail glass, and serve.  Garnish with an olive.

50/50 Martini
2 ounces gin
2 ounce dry vermouth
Olive for garnish
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into cocktail glass, and serve.  Garnish with an olive.

Berry Fusion Martini
1 oz Absolut® Kurant vodka
1/2 oz Hpnotiq® liqueur
1/2 oz creme de cassis
2 oz cranberry juice
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into cocktail glass, and serve.  Garnish with frozen blueberries inside the glass

Italian Apple Martini
3/4 oz Amaretto Di Saronno® liqueur
1 1/2 oz DeKuyper® Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
3/4 oz Stoli® Vanil vodka
1 splash Rose’s® lime juice
1 splash cranberry juice
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into cocktail glass, and serve. Garnish with lime wheel.

Apple Martini
1 part Absolut® vodka
1 part DeKuyper® Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
1 part apple juice
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into cocktail glass, and serve.

Apple Martini #2
1 oz Smirnoff® Green Apple Twist vodka
1 oz Midori® melon liqueur
1 oz sweet and sour mix
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into cocktail glass, and serve.

Black Martini (One of my favorites)
4 1/2 oz Absolut® vodka
2 oz Chambord® raspberry liqueur
1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
Combine in shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into cocktail glass.

Black and Blue Martini
1 oz blackberry schnapps
2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
2 oz vodka
Gently shake ingredients with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Black and White Martini (So cute and yummy!)

3 oz Stoli® Vanil vodka
1 oz creme de cacao
Pour into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Shake well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with black and white licorice candy, and serve.

Blue Velvet Martini
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/4 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
1 dash lime juice
Stir ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of lemon

Desperate Housewife Martini (All time favorite)
1 1/2 oz Players Extreme® caramel-infused vodka
1 1/2 oz white chocolate liqueur
Add butterscotch liqueur for a different kick, It’s Yummy!!!

Shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Drizzle with chocolate sauce, and serve.

Blue Sea Martini
(Love These While Relaxing In Our Ocean Front Myrtle Beach Condo…. Sooooo Beachy!)  Martini Recipes

3/4 oz peach schnapps
3/4 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
3/4 oz Captain Morgan® Parrot Bay coconut rum
3/4 oz Captain Morgan® spiced rum
1/2 oz sweet and sour mix
1/2 oz Sprite® soda

Combine ingredients into cocktail shaker. Shake until cold and then serve up. Garnish with a stemless cherry.

Easy Martini Recipes

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Mother Son Poems

Mother Son Poems that can be used for wedding place cards, wedding invitations, toasts and speeches.

Mother Son Poems 1:
My Son, The Baby Of The Family

I thought I had it figured out
when you came along ..
But being a mom one more time
was proof that I was wrong.

I thought I had seen it all
and that everything was done ..
How could I imagine the joy
in having another Son.

Not my first child, I thought
there would be nothing new ..
You came along, proved me wrong
how unique were you.

The other kids would be having fun
You would cry, so you could play ..
But soon you grew big enough
that you got to get your way.

Each milestone you reached
was eagerly anticipated ..
With joy and ease you completed
and were never complicated.

Now you’re all but grown
no longer you need wait ..
but you’re still my baby Son
so don’t stay out to late.

My youngest Son, my baby boy
All but grown, now stands before ..
I love you son, with all my heart.
and will forever more.

Mother Son Poems 2:
I Would Take The Time

My hands busy, all through the day
I didn’t make the time to play ..
All the games you asked me to
I didn’t give that time to you.

I’d wash your clothes, I’d clean and cook
You’d come and ask to read a book ..
You wanted me to share your fun
I’d turn and say, later My Son.

I’d tuck you in your bed at night
I’d kiss you, then turn out the light ..
Then I’d walk towards the door
turn back and look a minute more.

Life is short, the years rushed past
my little boy grew up so fast ..
No longer are you at my side
those precious secrets now you hide.

All story books are packed away
No longer do you want to play ..
No good-night kisses, no words to say
That all belongs to yesterday.

My hands, once busy, now can’t find.
things to do, to fill my mind ..
If I could go back, and start again
I’d do all the things you wanted then.

Never forget
for one single minute .. that
you grew not under my Heart

Mother Son Poems 3:
Growing Up

Time has gone so swiftly
years went rushing past ..
My Son you have matured
and grown up so very fast.

Let me take time out to to say
just how much you mean ..
I’m thankful for every moment
and each day that we have seen.

Lets always make a special time
and always keep in touch ..
My Son you are the very best
and I love you so much.

Mother Son Poems 4:
Time Together

Time together is special
too fast for me it seems ..
My Son I want you to tell me
all your thoughts and dreams.

Tell me all that you hope for
tell me all your plans ..
Let me be the help you need
to grow into a man.

Tell me all your worries
all your anticipations ..
I am always here for you
for any situation.

I will always be here
as I have been from the start ..
And Son I want to tell you
I love you, with all my heart.

Mother son wedding song:  I’ll Always Be Your Mother





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