"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving in Central Asia

Although I missed my family very much, I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my dear friends who kindly included me in their day!
We started the holiday with a wonderful brunch.
The highlight of the brunch was homeade cinnamon rolls with a rare treat-cream cheese frosting!
15 month old Will saying "please" for the cinnamon rolls. He loved them.
Later in the day, we traveled over to some friends' house to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with them. We were so thankful for the time we got to spend with them and two local families! Anna and Katie were posing here in front of the treats we took with us: applesauce, corn, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, and brownie with peanut butter.
This was my first time to try pumpkin pie!
You can see my students keep my days exciting and fun!
The street outside their house.
Me and my students!
The "writing" below was made by Potato Chip, Michael's friendly kitty, walking across my keyboard.
The ladies at the party!
Anita, my new little friend. She's so sweet!
This picture is actually from today-Scott's bouquet to Wendy on their anniversary. And yes, it really is bigger than Will! Happy anniversary, Scott and Wendy!


  1. Sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving!! Have you truely NEVER had pumpkin pie before?! :P

    Thanks for blogging about your adventures in Central Asia :)

    Praying for you,


  2. I KNEW readers would wonder about Lissie's neglect. Can you guess how her mother feels about pumpkin pie? Now ask if she's ever had brownies...

  3. Sounds like a wonderful day! It was so nice to see a picture of your pretty self on here!

  4. Thank you for sharing the pictures! We appreciate being able to "see" more of you and your circumstances. Keeping you in my prayers!

  5. Soooooo thankful for these pictures and the update. Hugs and love sent to all of you!!