Sunday, November 29, 2015

~Day 27, 28, 29, & 30 of...30 days of Thanks!~

~Day 27 30 days of Thanks!~
I'm Thankful for fresh flowers.  They are so bright and beautiful and add such a Happy touch to the room!
My love for fresh flowers grew during our years living in Colombia...where the flowers were abundant, Beautiful and cheap!~

~Day 28 30 days of Thanks!~
I'm grateful for burlap and lace.  I LOVE to decorate with both of them!!

~Day 29 30 days of Thanks!~
I'm Thankful the Flings could come and spend some days and Thanksgiving with us.  It has been very special having them here with us!
Michele and I have known each other since we were little girls.  We lost contact for a few years.  Then when my Phillip was pastoring in AZ, the Flings worked at Montezuma, so we got to know Michele again and meet her husband Bryon.
Little did we know that one day God would have us be fellow missionaries in South America.  :-)  We've had a great time these few days making great memories to last the rest of our lives! :-) ~

~Day 30 30 days of Thanks!~
I'm Thankful That Christmas is coming!!  I L.O.V.E. Christmas!!  
The thoughts of sweet little baby Jesus in the manger, 
the sights, the smells, hearing Jingle Bells.
The decorations, the red and white,
Hearing "Oh, Holy Night!"
Yes, I love Christmas.  
Soon, I'll post some pics of my simple Christmas decor here in Argentina. :-)


Saturday, November 28, 2015


Here's LOTS of fun pics of our Wonderful Thanksgiving!!   We invited U. Charlie and A. Yoli, U. Leo and A. Caro, Bubu and Valen, Aunt Elisa, Tommy, and Jenny, and Fernando, Mariela, and Jeremiah.  (Sadly, Fernando wasn't feeling well enough for them to come!  :-(

~I made homemade 2 apple pies.  This is right before one of them went into the oven.~
 ~Michele (and Bryon) cooked a lot of our Thanksgiving yummies too.~
 ~My pumpkin roll in progress.~
 ~One of my apple pies all baked.~

~We served Choripan to the Flings for brunch on Thanksgiving day.~

~We had 3 tables set for our guests for our Thanksgiving dinner.~

~The adults table.~
~Our centerpiece.  Aunt Caro cut the hole in the green pumpkin for me to put a glass inside for my flowers. :-) ~
~I found these cute little birdies for a little bit of nothing.~

~Kimberly cut paper towel rolls small and then cut burlap small and glued the burlap around the paper towel roll as our "napkin rings!" ~

~Michele brought some cute acorn salt and pepper shakers for our table.~
~Kimberly made our place cards out of maple leaf shaped paper, with crushed egg shells glued to the edges.~

~The kid's table.~

~Sammy and Elijah's table.  (Jeremiah was supposed to sit here too, but he and his family couldn't come. :-(   ) ~

~Phillip and Kimberly preparing our 2 turkeys.~
~All ready to bake.~
~Everyone pitching in and helping get things ready to eat.~

~U. Leo and Mary (with Bubu as a photo bomb.)~
~Our 2 yummy turkeys all ready to enjoy.~
~My sweetheart and I with the turkeys!!!  My Phillip always does a GREAT job on the turkey!!~
~The kids outside with the "selfie stick." ~
~The kids and U. Leo with the selfie stick taking pics.~

~Abigail and her U. Leo "sofa!"   He rocked her right to sleep!  :-)
What a HUGE blessing he was holding Abigail...while I was trying to get the food on the table.  :-) ~
~In the dinning room we had my homemade rolls, Michele's cheese ball, my broccoli salad, and Kimberly's deviled eggs.~
~Michele brought 2 cute fall towels to line my baskets of my homemade rolls.~
~Michele made her yummy cheese ball.~
~I made broccoli / cauliflower salad and Kimberly made deviled eggs.~

~U. Charlie and Sammy~
~Elijah and Sammy at their table.~
~The buffet of hot food!  We had LOTS of yummy food.  Aunt Caro made the mashed potatoes, Michele made corn, sweet potato casserole, and green bean casserole, I made creamed asparagus, and dressing, Phillip made the turkeys and gravy.~

~After we prayed...we sang the Doxology in Spanish, English, and our dear friends sang it in Chinese. :-)
The kids' table.~

~The adult table.  We missed having Fernando, Mariela, and Jeremiah with us!!!~

~My pumpkin roll~
~Aunt Yoli made a delicious fresh fruit salad!!~

~Michele made a yummy coconut cream pie.~

 ~My Apple pie (Thank you, Aunt Caro for taking some of these pics...They turned out beautiful!!:-)
 ~Aunt Elisa, Tommy, and Jenny arrived a little later in the evening!
We were glad they could join us.~

 ~After we ate we went around the room and each person gave Thanks to God!!!   It was a special time with tears and lots of GRATITUDE to Jesus for EVERYTHING!!!~
 ~An us-ie... before Aunt Elisa, Tommy, and Jenny arrived.~

Thank you, JESUS, for everything!!!!
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