Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wonderful Family Thanksgiving!!










It just doesn't get any better than this! Most of our family was together here at Panama City Beach, FL, at Daddy's beach house for our Thanksgiving celebration on the Saturday after Turkey Day. Daddy smoked turkeys and ham, Teresa made Mother's wonderful Cornbread Dressing and
Gravy and Pecan Pie, I made my Green Rice Casserole and Stuffed Celery and Hot Apple Cider , Debbie made Sweet Potato Casserole, Bobby's Slaw, and Corn Casserole. Nicole made Hash Brown Casserole and Brent did the Crescent Rolls. Brandi fixed Green Beans. Brannon made a wonderful Pumpkin Trifle. As usual, Bobby sliced all of the meat. Charlie, Bobby and the kids set up the tables and chairs on the deck. We followed our usual tradition of giving each other Christmas tree ornaments/gifties. Then Daddy presented each of us with VERY generous monetary gifts after we ate, a tradition he and Mother started many years ago. The weather was beautiful, the love was all around, and the day was perfect!!

15 comments:

Connie said...

what a fabulous family celebration! your pictures reflect warmth and love...The setting is gorgeous!

Joanne Huffman said...

These photos are so full of love anf fun - to say nothing of all the good looking people. What a wonderful Thanksgiving you had!

Christy Grant said...

These are wonderful. I love the first one with the baby, the one of your dad (?) and the silhouetted children at the end on the beach. Wonderful, indeed!

kathy mc said...

What a beautiful setting to have Thanksgiving dinner. You have a beautiful family Jackie. Love seeing pictures of your loved ones. They are priceless.

catworx said...

What a lovely family gathering, Jackie, I really enjoyed seeing all the happy faces & the beach....their "sandman" is so cool!!!

Kris Henderson said...

You are right! Wonderful Family!
Love the shot into the sunset....gorgeous!

Jean-activeimagination said...

what a goregeous day with family all together and sharing the love. great photos, Jackie. and I really got a kick out of the snowman on the beach....good sense of humor those kids have!
thank you for sharing this.

Judy Streger said...

Holy Moly. This is the first time I've ever seen anyone have Thanksgiving Dinner outdoors. If we tried that here in NJ, we'd freeze our a**es off. LOL You have a wonderful family. I can't believe how big the baby has gotten.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your photos are superb. It's almost like being there. The love, joy, and good food was certainly abundant and captured nicely. Loved the snowman.

Brandi said...

We did have a fantastic time all together. As usual, it was too short! I really miss seeing everyone altogether. I can't wait until we can do it all over again. It was so much fun. Love you and miss you already--Brandi :-)

Karen Owen said...

That looks like such a fun day! Love the sand snowman!

Karen Owen said...

Oh, I forgot to comment on how cute the baby is. She's adorable!

Vicki said...

How fun to have Thanksgiving dinner overlooking the beach. I would love that! The kids are too cute but the baby....I want to pinch her cheeks!

Jean Tuthill said...

I loved your pictures, especially the one of the children's silouettes in front of the sunset, just beautiful, you should submit that one in a photo contest. I'm so glad your Thanksgiving was wonderful, it's making memories and traditions that count. Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn Rock said...

What a wonderful family celebration - a love fest! Thanks for sharing the photos - beautiful. Happy holidays! Best always - Marilyn