back to the marshy plains….where the land stretches so far that I can’t see the end, and the sky is big and blue.

back to small towns, where there are churches on every corner and the scent of fried shrimp lingers in the air. Where fires burn in big fireplaces and Christmas trees light up through frosty windowpanes.

back to Southern accents, my mom’s cooking and she-crab soup.

back to the lowcountry.

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  • Baking 'n' Books
    December 23, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Ahh – don’t make me homesick! 🙁 Wait, that’s not Florida right? They don’t have those plains do they?! Is Adam home with you? Can’t wait to see the culinary creations you and your Ma whip up. I’m doing your Choco-Chip cookies 🙂

  • Stephanie @ Off the Eaten Path
    December 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Enjoy your trip back home, Jenna! Enjoy that cooking! She-crab soup sounds wonderful 🙂

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations
    December 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Savannah is a wonderful area. I moved to the South this year and find I really like it. But I’m SO LOVING being home in Ohio for Christmas with plenty of S-N-O-W!!!!

  • Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    December 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Love this. Nothing quite likes mom’s cookin’

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)
    December 23, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Welcome home!!! I can feel, sense, almost hear, the peacefulness in your words and voice. I truly sense you are just beyond thrilled to be back there. At home. With your mom.

    And I am so happy for you!!!


  • J.
    December 23, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    One thing I now know for sure is that Christmas means very little…unless you have someone to SHARE it with.
    I hope that starting on my 30th birthday, I will actually be able to share it with someone! Makes a person realize how much friends and family truly mean.

    So, you’re in Georgia…I’m not savvy on USA geography to be (shamefully) honest. Is that central or east?
    Any favorite christmas shows you like? I haven’t seen a bunch….and I don’t think they’ll be on which is too bad — have to wait until next year to see the National Lampoons’, and the Santa Clause…unless I have some kind of “christmas in july”. Ha .

    • J.
      December 23, 2010 at 4:34 pm

      oh – just found out the Grinch comes on later…score! (it’s the little things 🙂
      I have a very “simple” mind apparently.

    • Abby
      December 24, 2010 at 6:45 am

      Maybe if you were a bit more positive, you would invite more positive forces into your life. Attitude makes a big difference no matter what the situation. We all have negative things in our lives, but it’s up to each of us to create happiness–it doesn’t just happen and it surely doesn’t happen by bringing everyone else down with depressing comments..

      I hope you can reframe your thinking and realize this blog–many blogs–are written by people who choose to focus on the positive and use past experiences to learn instead of using them as an excuse.

  • laura (Starloz)
    December 23, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    enjoy yourself, the menu sounds INCREDIBLE.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    There’s no place like home.

  • Molly
    December 23, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Lovely. Enjoy yourself! Merry Christmas… there is no Christmas without home, churches, and family.

  • Heather Morse
    December 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    omg! you are from savannah?? all the time I have been reading you, didn’t realize we are from the same city…lol I like in athens now..but I still go back to savannah for the holidays to see mom. it is a small world!

    merry christmas,

  • Stephanie P
    December 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Ahhh…. you make me miss St. Simon’s Island… a little place where I spent my middle school years, growing up and becoming the person I am today! Enjoy it… I miss the east coast so much! Eat some boiled peanuts for me 🙂

  • jenna k
    December 23, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    There’s nothing like the South, and home- especially at the holidays. Have a wonderful Christmas and great time with your family, Jenna!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    December 23, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Aww…there really is no place like home. Have fun and enjoy it! 😀

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    December 23, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Oh South Carolina… no place like home!

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate)
    December 23, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    So jealous you get to go home for Christmas!! Enjoy every minute!!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life
    December 23, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Home is definitely where the heart is 🙂

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    December 23, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Happy holidays with your family!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss
    December 23, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Enjoy your time home!

  • Lola
    December 24, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Woooow one day I’ll go to Savannah and enjoy some sweet tea and biscuits 🙂
    Have a Merry Xmas Jenna, enjoy your family and your homeland !!:)

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate
    December 24, 2010 at 4:21 am

    I just got back from Savannah. It’s soooo beautiful! Everytime I go to that part of Georgia, I wish i could stay. 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    December 24, 2010 at 5:59 am

    I’m home too and I couldn’t be happier! Enjoy the holidays with your family Jenna!

  • E.M. @ .Real.Gone.Bettie.
    December 24, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Looks gorgeous and sounds wonderful. I’ll be trying my hand at the triple layer mint s’mores quite soon! Happy Christmas!