Sunday, November 20, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving


"In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you"
I Thessalonians 5:18

I am thankful for Thanksgiving and all the blessings God has blessed me with. Last year this time we were selling our home and getting ready to move into town where it would be more convenient for us as we get old into our 'golden' years. So we didn't host Thanksgiving at our home. This year my daughter will welcome all the family, at her home.

I am thankful for my family!

On Saturday Hubby and I enjoyed part of the day in Warm Springs, Ga. about a half hour drive away.

The weekend before Thanksgiving they always have their Candlelight Tour in town. It's all dressed up for Christmas.  There are candles in tubs of sand that line the streets, but I failed to get a photo of them.

This is the Hotel Warm Springs Bed & Breakfast Inn, where President Franklin D. Roosevelt stayed at times, when he came to Warm Springs. It still welcomes guest today.
His Little White House where he died, is just outside of town.

They have a parade and lots of things for children to enjoy like this train ride.

It is so pretty at night all lite up!
Neither one of us likes to drive at night anymore, so we left before dark. I had to steal borrow this one from their FaceBook page also. We have been at night before and love it! There are carolers in period dress that sings carols on the side walk.  One store rolls out a piano and plays beautiful Christmas music.

Ok, I borrowed another one from their FB page!
All they need now is snow...but there's none to be found in Georgia.

We had lunch at the Bullock House Restaurant.
It's always decorated so pretty for Christmas.

This is the entrance to the restaurant, with Santa's guarding the door. 

A few doors down from the restaurant, they have a Coffee and Tea Shoppe. We sat and rested, while hubby drank coffee and ate fudge while I had a French Vanilla Cappuccino and an almond fudge bar.

Coffee is always good on a cool day! 

And a cup of hot Tea
really hits the spot!

And on the way home I just couldn't resist taking a photo of these cute deer someone was selling by the road.  They were made from tree limbs!


Our grandchildren are out of school all week for
Thanksgiving, I hope to spend time with them, and
all the family.

I'll be taking a break from blogging for now. I'll be checking in from time to time, so I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas.

Be Blessed!


  1. I remember learning about FDR and Warm Springs. Didn't he have a therapeutic center there at the springs for rehab? Love the photos. It looks like a lovely place to visit. Enjoy your break.

  2. Warm Springs looks like a wonderful place to visit, I know I would love it. Hope you and your family have a very blessed Thanksgiving!! We're going to our oldest daughter's, she has taken over the holiday hosting duties! It's nice, all Mr D and I have to do is show up! Well, I do cook/bake a few things to take!

  3. What a beautiful day at Warm Springs....
    Makes me want to take a trip there.

  4. Wow! Warm Springs is really pretty! I love that you were able to go and enjoy the Christmas 'opening' season. I bet those candles in the tubs of sand are really neat. Enjoy your time away, Sylvia. I do hope you check in from time to time so we all know you are okay. Otherwise, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and we will 'see you' before Christmas. xo Diana

  5. Sylvia, I loved seeing all the beautiful photos of your town. I do like to see around others' hometowns. That herd of log deer is so sweet. Glad you had a fun outing with your husband. Blessings to both of you. xoxo, Susie

  6. Oh pretty! I love the little tour you gave of your trip. How very festive! I love all the lights.
    Those wood deer's are just to cute! I might have to see if the hubby can make some of those.
    Enjoy your time with your family. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Sylvia!
    Hugs, Amy

  7. What a lovely tour of Warms Springs, thanks for taking us along! Enjoy the holidays with your family.

  8. How beautiful! Oh that would be lovely to visit and see and enjoy for sure.
    Those deer made of tree limbs are darling!

    Have a beautiful Thanksgiving filled with much love joy and blessings~~

  9. By seeing your post i am happy to see the Christmas soon. It is appearing very close:)

  10. Happy Thanksgiving and merry Christmas to you too!
    Hugs, Nancy

  11. Happy Thanksgiving and merry Christmas to you too!
    Hugs, Nancy

  12. Wow! That was a wonderfully packed full blog, taking care of Thanksgiving and Christmas! I am happy that you will be with family on Thursday and throughout the week with your grandkids. You are SO blessed! Enjoy your time together and take lots of pictures to share with us later. God bless you all mightily!!

  13. Hello Sylvia,
    Happy Thanksgiving & a blessed Christmas to you and yours!
    Love, Wendy

  14. Happy Thanksgiving, Sylvia. Enjoy your blogging break!

  15. What a lovely post Sylvia! I enjoyed the tour via your pictures. What a fun tradition. The Victorian carolers and decorations are so beautiful. It sounds like such an enjoyable outing. We truly are blessed aren't we? And we have the love of the Savior and what a blessings that is as well. Thank you so much for the Thanksgiving wishes! How nice that you're settled in your new home this year! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your daughter and family.

    Hugs and blessings,

  16. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Loved taking the tour. Enjoy your time away.

  17. What a lovely town Sylvia. Looks like a Hallmark Christmas town. I truly enjoyed "touring Christmas town" with you. Haven't seen the sun here in my area for 3 days. Nothing but rain and fog. Happy belated Thanksgiving and a Blessed Christmas to you and yours my friend.

  18. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas! Your tour of Warm Springs, GA, has tempted me to plan a trip!
    Best wishes,

  19. Love the tour very nice place. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.. Merry Christmas with love Janice

  20. Hi, Miz Sylvia...coming by to see if you are all ready for Christmas...I just about am...still a little gift wrapping to do...and more to bake but, on the whole, we are ready...

  21. Hi Sylvia, just wanted to drop in and say Happy New Year to you and your family! That looks like an amazing place to visit, beautiful photos that you "borrowed" lol!!

  22. I LOVE your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine via Mildred!!!


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