Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all take time today to stop and think about what you are thankful for this year!
Here’s a little bit of what I’m thankful for this year:
Every day I’m thankful for Mr. RCGG. He’s everything to me and I love him more and more every day! We have been through fifteen years of life together and these last three years of being his wife have been the best three years! I love traveling with him and learning more about the civil war from him! He’s an awesome daddy to Ollie and Peachy! They love him and so do I!
My grandma had a very full 89 years! She loved making quilts and baking. This is more than likely where I got my love of baking from. She truly loved serving God!She was always helping with church events and was always in her pew on Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday night! If there was anything going on at the church you knew that she would have been there. She loved everyone in the church and they loved her. She had a passion for children and fostered so many children that were in need. My aunt Jo and my uncle Gary were two of those children. My grandma also delivered meals to the elderly as well as helping those in need with her devotion to the community pantry. I don’t think I ever remember her not helping others. She delivered the newspaper for many years. Even after she stopped her multiple daily routes she would still take a paper to people that didn’t get theirs.
Sixteen years ago this girl walked into my life! Even though Caryn and I are 688 miles apart and haven’t actually seen each other in eight years we are still very much best friends! In the world of Facebook and texting it’s like we have never been apart! It doesn’t seem like it’s been sixteen years. We have been through so much together and I thank God every day for bringing her dad to be the pastor at our church. He’s retiring this year and her parents are moving to Chicago, but that doesn’t mean we will stop being best friends! Every now and then I put funny best friends pictures on her facebook timeline like this one! It’s totally true too!
I love my girls! They always bring a smile to my face and will always be my kittens!
My parents for the obvious reasons of bringing me into this world. But for more than that. They love going on trips with their friends and I love seeing all the goofy pictures from them! It’s a great feeling when you can think of your parents as your friends.
Have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy your day!
Boone Hall is a plantation just outside of Charleston South Carolina. It is a beautiful farm that is still in use today!
The plantation is one of the longest continuously operated farms in America. It has been growing crops for over 320 years!
The cotton dock is where the cotton was loaded onto boats.
The Avenue of Oaks is a beautiful drive up to the house! It is so peaceful!
The Battle of Chickamauga took place on the borders of Tennessee and Georgia on September 19-20 1863. This battle had the second highest number of casualties in the whole Civil War. Gettysburg had the highest.
The Battle of Chickamauga was the first major battle of the war that was fought in Georgia.
Allatoona Pass is a small battlefield in Cartersville Georgia that took place on October 5, 1864.
This house was used as a hospital during the battle and is still owned by the same family! There’s bullet holes and blood stains still in the walls!
Andersonville National Cemetery in Andersonville GA is amazing! This cemetery is on the same grounds as the prison camp. In fact, it’s right before the prison camp. There’s so many sections of graves in this cemetery of soldiers from all wars.
Andersonville is also home to the National Prisoner of War Museum. I didn’t take any pictures in the museum since it wasn’t allowed, but it was such a humbling experience to see a little glimpse into what the prisoners may have gone through. The museum has sections of each war and talks about what the situations were for each war.
You wouldn’t think that Jacksonville FL would be a vacation destination, but when you go visit to see your favorite football team play for the first time then it is a big deal. In 2013, Mr. RCGG surprised me with tickets to go to the Colts and Jaguars game in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville’s football team is the Jaguars. They are the only professional sports team in Jacksonville.
The city also has a really pretty riverfront landing.
Old Fort Jackson is in Savannah GA. It was built between 1808 and 1812. It was used during the war of 1812 and the Civil War.
Old Fort Jackson is so much fun to go visit. When we went they were having rifle and cannon demonstrations. There weren’t a lot of people there and we got to participate in the cannon demo.
Old Fort Jackson is on the river going into the Savannah port. Every big cargo ship that goes by is “saluted” by the fort. The fort re-enactors fire the cannon in the picture above to say HI to the ship’s crew!