Mr. Turkey must feel (this year) like his fifteen minutes of fame is turning into 15 seconds! It is like people are trying to figure out when to serve Thanksgiving dinner….early, middle, or late in the day so they can go get a Christmas tree or go shopping.
Admittedly….Thanksgiving is very late this year so holiday “regulators” who like certain Christmas items on display (inside and outside their homes) so many days before Christmas are sticking to their schedules. *(I wonder how many houses will be having Thanks giving dinner amid Christmas music and Christmas decorations, trees, and holiday china?) 🙂
This past Saturday was a busy day….I took Tommy and Kaitlyn out for lunch for Kaitlyn’s belated birthday (the last warm day before the latest cold front)…perfect for sitting outside on the docks at Salt Water Cowboys restaurant. It felt like an early summer day eating beside the water. Delicious…we had a great time!
I left there to hop over to John and Mandy’s to go to the James Island Festival of Lights Saturday evening…*our first attempt to go had been rained out. It also gave me a chance to catch up with Eva Cate’s (Girls on the Run) final race update…the whole Turner family participated and finished…way to go!
The Festival of Lights was packed and we were afraid we wouldn’t get a seat on the train that runs around the park…but we lucked up and only had to wait about ten minutes and then we were off…it is our favorite activity…getting to see all the Christmas lights from the little train.
While waiting to see if we were going to be able to get tickets…I took the ‘title photo’ of Eva Cate outside the train depot under a big Christmas wreath…my iPhone flash caught all the wreath’s lights that immersed Eva Cate in white…but upon development it looked quite magical. Mandy, Jake, and John sat behind Eva Cate and myself on the train…lots of fun!
Then onto the carousel….always a special event for the kids
By the time we stopped and ate barbecue on the return trip…and then got back home…the wind and rain bringing (the cold front) arrived. We bundled up in our pj’s but none of us lasted very long…it had been a busy, active day for everyone.
On the way home yesterday I made a few stops picking up a few things here and there…and cutting through the back way on Sumter and Marion Avenues. I know some of you must be tired of my over-the-top fall obsession…but when you see beauty that only comes a few weeks each year and it is over the top too…I just have to stop and soak it all in.
Downtown Summerville has decorated the street lights already!
Love cutting through Sumter Avenue…one of the oldest and most charming streets in Summerville.
Memorable Marion Avenue….
So until tomorrow…I think God understands this year that so many people are yearning to experience something spiritual at Christmas…something holy, something beautiful….Something like God. This Thanksgiving let us thank Him ahead of time for patiently waiting for us to seek Him out.
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
A BIG Shout-Out to all the Turkey Trotter Gals in the family who arrived around the Thanksgiving holidays… giving all of us so much to be thankful for…
Susan Cadwell Carrie Simpson Catherine Simpson
Whitney, Ismir, and baby Finn Happy Special Birthday Whitney….Your birthday and another little ‘Turkey” baby in the family! So much to be thankful for….:)