Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Tale Of Four Thanksgivings

 This year we celebrated Thanksgiving four times!  Our first time was last Sunday at church.  Our church always holds a big Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixin's and it is a wonderful time of fellowship. 
Mom at the church's Thanksgiving!
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Then on Tuesday we traveled down to Edisto Beach where my aunt and uncle had rented a beach house for Thanksgiving.  We had a very nice time there and the weather was beautiful.  We had the beach pretty much to ourselves which was also very nice!  Our cousin, Dustin, graciously took some family photos for us, but those will be on a seperate post!

Our family

Dad at the beach house

Mom and Savannah
Uncle Fran

Noah and the twins at the beach.  The water was about 54 degrees, and we didn't bring swimsuits, but the boys just rolled up their pant legs and ran in and out of the waves.


Aunt Kim, Dad and Uncle Fran


The boys and the twins dancing around on the deck of the Edisto Marina.

Mom, me and Savannah
(The wind was blowing our hair every which way, as you can tell by the pictures!)
The twins....can YOU tell then apart???

Elaina with her "sheshell" !


Aunt Kim and Savannah holding our cousin, little Julianne.


Dad walking along the beach

Thanksgiving dinner #2:   Tuesday night at the beach, we had Thanksgiving dinner with my cousin Dustin and his family.  His work is transferring him to Germany, where they will live for about 3-5 years, so it was nice to be able to spend a few days with them before they leave. 
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On Wednesday, Dustin and his family had to head back home, but my other cousin Lisa and her family came, so we held another Thanksgiving dinner with them.  Wednesday night we packed up and traveled home, but we had a lovely visit with everyone and were very glad for the chance for a little get-away!
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On Thursday, the real Thanksgiving day, we went to Gram and Pop's house and had Thanksgiving with Mom's side of the family.  We enjoyed yet another day of fun, family, and fellowshipping.  We played some of our family's favorite games, like Parcheesi and Euchre.  The more people that you can get to play, the more fun, and we had enough this year to hold a Euchre tournament!

Even Toby (Mom's dog)  got to come!

Dad carving the turkey

We had two games of Parcheesi going on at the same time!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, visiting with family, remembering the Lord's goodness and your many blessings, and simply relaxing!
"O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good;
for His mercy endureth for ever."
-Psalm 107:1

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