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Being a third generation Florida native, I'm completely enamored with the diverse beauty of this gorgeous peninsula. For most of the year the weather is divine which makes exploring its unlimited nooks and crannies fun and easy.

Wherever I go I appreciate nature and the world around me. Come along with me as I share the places I visit and perhaps a few other amusements I find interesting along the way.

(FYI: Every post prior to January 1, 2009 was previously published and imported from my garden blog)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Week in St. Simon's Island


Our family has congregated to St. Simon's Island, Ga for Thanksgiving week.


Our three grown children with their spouses and their children are all staying in the same house at the beach.






No time for writing much. We've been very busy having great family time.

It's going to be really strange to cook in a partially equipped kitchen but we'll manage.

Yesterday a photographer met us at this 1700's church to take family photos.
Here's to wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving Day and week.

31 comments:

Marina said...

Wow, what a wonderful opportunity to get together with everyone and in such a beautiful setting! Enjoy your vacation and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Meems,

What a lovely location for a family Thanksgiving.

Enjoy your time with your children and grandchildren.

All the best,
Cameron

beckie said...

Oh Meems, what a beautiful place! It sounds lovely to be able to have all your family there to enjoy each other and Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

Susie said...

Meems,
It looks beautiful :) I hope you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy St. Simons!

~Susie

Patricia said...

How perfectly delightful. May your Thanksgiving with family be blessed in abundance - it sounds like it already is.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a wonderful week you are having Meems. You are mightly blessed. Happy Thanksgiving.

Blossom said...

What a gorgeous place for a family gathering. Looks like you're having a wonderful time!

Sue said...

It sounds like you are having a great time. Thanks for the lovely photos. I especially like the ones of the beach, as they bring back the good memories I have of our visit to the Outer Banks area June of '07.

I just got caught up on your other posts, too. I always enjoy your photographs. It's cool you are still eating out of your garden.

Sue said...

Happy Thanksgiving, btw!

compost in my shoe said...

I am going to drop by the Folly Beach tomorrow morning for a Thanksgiving walk on the beach.....enjoy your family and the place....beautiful pics of the scenery!

mjm said...

Hope y'all are having a great time! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Cheryl said...

We do not celebrate in the UK but what a lovely thing to do.....have a wonderful time with your family and happy thanksgiving to you all.......

perennialgardener said...

What a lovely place to spend some time with your family. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Meems!

Darla said...

It looks beautiful there. I'm sure you will be able to cook just fine. Have fun and get lots of pictures and HUGS!

marmee said...

meems,

this place looks amazingly beautiful. are you loving it? the weather looks great too. i hope you will love your family pictures! can't wait to see them. we had wonderful sunny skies here today and it warmed up nicely. dh got to hang some of the christmas lights. yippee! just taking a moment from a hectic day of preparing for my gathering tomrw. wanted to see if you had posted from st. simon's and glad you did. i am so happy you all made it and are enjoying each other's company. love you sis.

lola said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
Have loads of fun with the family.

Anna said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

garden girl said...

It looks like a wonderful place to spend Thanksgiving with the family Meems.

What a beautiful church! I'll bet the photos will be fantastic!

Have a wonderful time!

Pam/Digging said...

What a beautiful locale for Thanksgiving with your family. Enjoy!

Meems said...

Thanks everyone for you thoughtful comments. It has been a marvelous experience having everyone in the same house for the holiday week. We have eaten together, played on the beach, colored, played oodles of board games, played golf (all the guys anyway), shopped, visited the sites... and we are very thankful for each other. In these days when so much uncertainty is close at hand family seems all the more treasured. It is important to cherish our times together.

Blossom said...

Hi Meems - thanks for entering my giveaway. Yes, please do use one of the photos if you would like to link back to my blog :) Thanks so much...

Amy

Ewa said...

I hope You had a great Thanksgiving!
I dropped by to wish you Happy Birthday!

Pat said...

Happy Birthday Friend!
I am so glad that you all are having a great time. All of your photos look familiar and remind me of many happy family moments as well.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Can't wait to see and hear more!
Love you,
p

Susie said...

Looks lovely Meems, sounds like you guys have had a wonderful time.

reiner girl said...

Just wanted to say Happy Birthday Aunt Cindy! I love you very much and think about you all the time. I am glad you are having a good week and thanksgiving. You deserve the best because you are so amazing! Love, Esther

joey said...

Wonderful memories, Meems, are what a family builds upon. On this your special birthday, please know how happy I am for you. Our family all met one Thanksgiving on Amelia Island, and it haunts all of us today. It was the first Thanksgiving that I spent with my siblings since I was a child (and all of our children were there). Enjoy the moment!

Meems said...

Amy- Thanks.

Ewa- thanks for the sweet birthday message.

Pat - well I missed you all around today... but here I will connect with you. Thank you for trying so hard to wish me happy birthday. It has been one to remember... a very happy day!

Susie-- we had a marvelous time being together. I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving too.

Esther, my sweet! Thank you so much for stopping by to wish me a happy birhtday and give me your sweet greeting. I sure hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Give your little one a kiss for me.

Dear Joey - I appreciate you sharing your happiness with me. You are a kind soul. I can imagine your family memories too with all siblings gathered after so many years. I am back to Amelia Island tonight as a layover on our way home... we love this little Fernandina Beach so much!

Arissa Mae said...

Meems! Love your blog and your SSI photos. It was great to be included in the family adventures. I know a certain little one that was overcome with excitement about it all!!! We love you and hope you had a super duper birthday.

Frances said...

Hi Meems, what a fantastic idea. Beach and family and holiday time! I'm sure your meal was well received. What a perfect spot for the family photos too, great idea. From the previous post, your bird visitors and flowers are so cheering up here where it looks like winter. And yes, where has the year gone? Here's looking forward to 2009!

Frances

splummer said...

Hi!
Your garden blog is AWESOME!!! I want just like that. LOL You stopped my place and left a really nice comment. Thank you so much. I'll be putting you in my blog list so I can see your beautiful garden again. Hope you don't mind! Take Care!!

Sherrie

Meems said...

AM: Thank you for being a very important part of the family. Your little one is a true blessing. "I'm so UH-Cited!"

Frances: It isn't always easy getting everyone's schedule to fit around the same week. We are blessed to have cooperating family members. Thanks for coming along with us.

Sherrie: You are very welcome to link back to me. Welcome to the blogging world. I hope you meet lots of nice gardeners like the rest of us have.