Hilton Head Thanksgiving 2019

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Hilton Head Thanksgiving 2019

Hey guys!

I was hoping this post would be all about our lovely long holiday weekend in Hilton Head after the entire family recovered from strep throat and the stomach flu in a week.  Unfortunately, we got sick AGAIN on the trip with a bad cold.  It started Thanksgiving day with Jackson showing signs of what seemed like a bad allergic reaction to something.  He was hysterical and inconsolable and we ended up taking him to the ER because he looked so bad and we couldn’t find an Urgent Care place open on the holiday.  The ER doctor also seemed to think it was an allergic reaction and treated him for it.  However, on Friday, Hunter started showing the same exact symptoms and we realized it must have just been a nasty virus and not an allergic reaction.  I got it next and then the Hubs.  We all felt so sick and it was especially hard taking care of sick babies, while sick and not at home.

Since we were all in close quarters we ended up making the entire rest of my family sick and it was kind of a disaster.  We still feel awful for making the family ill.  It was a memorable trip, to say the least, but not in the way vacations normally are!

That being said, we did make some lovely memories and I got some pretty fun photos before it all went downhill!  I thought I’d still put together some of our highlights.


Hilton Head Thanksgiving Highlights

Beach Time

Our house was right on the beach and it was just a short walk to the sand, which was perfect with the babies.

The weather was in the 60’s and 70’s and although the water was cold, it was still quite pleasant to play around in the sand.   Even my Dad and Margaret got in on the action!

The boys were so happy and we all loved playing in the giant sandbox.

I just love how pretty the skies are this time of year at the beach.


Hunter was in his element and was running everywhere.

We basically had to jog to keep up with him.

Jackson also loved it and walked in the sand for the first time.

The babies love the beach so much that they’ll even just roll around in the sand.  They get these crazy smiles as soon as we get there and it makes my beach-loving heart happy.


Turkey Trot

The babies did their first race on Thursday! We all work up early and ran the Hilton Head Turkey Trot.

I wish I could say I pushed the stroller, but the Hubs did it and he rocked the race.  He is not a runner at all, so it was a big accomplishment for him.

The boys seemed to like the crowd and got a kick out the medals at the end.

It’s been a dream of mine to have the babies do races with me, so I hope this is only the beginning.


Charlie’s Dinner

My Dad and Margaret offered to watch the babies for us one evening and we got to go to our favorite restaurant, Charlie’s, for dinner!

We got lucky and our favorite dish, their redfish, was on the menu.  It was so delicious and we really enjoyed an evening of adult time.



We weren’t able to catch all the sunsets… but I did see this one that was pretty special!



That’s about it! The babies even looked like a hot mess in our family photo.  The rest of the trip was basically doing our best to keep our heads above water.


It certainly was a memorable weekend!!!  We are finally feeling a bit better and I can only pray we have at least a little time off before anyone gets sick again.   Hope y’all have a great weekend too.

By | 2019-12-05T16:38:17-05:00 December 6th, 2019|Friends & Family, Fun, Southeast Travel, Travel|4 Comments


  1. Ann Gardner December 6, 2019 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    As always look forward to Fri and seeing those sweet boys. Sorry you all got sick. What a special Christmas this year will be. Blessings to you all.

  2. Luci H Buckner December 6, 2019 at 10:27 am - Reply

    I hear you. Little kids get sick easily. Especially if they are out of their routines. Sorry to hear that you were all sick. The pictures are great and I greatly admire your super woman strength taking care of twins. Hang in there. Thanks for sharing. You have a lovely family. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you.

  3. Lisa Ballantyne December 6, 2019 at 9:38 am - Reply

    In spite of being sick, Hunter and Jackson look so happy in these photos! I’m glad you were able to at least enjoy “some” of your time away, and I hope all of you are on a quick mend from your unexpected and most unwelcome “gift.”

    Take it easy and all of you please fully recover quickly!

  4. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real December 6, 2019 at 8:35 am - Reply

    The medals on the babies is so cute! That is so exciting you and the Hubs got in a date night while away! I’m crossing my fingers for you guys that this is the last time you’re all sick this year.

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