Sam (Dave’s cousin’s wife who was staying with us who is also my good friend so to me she’s my cousin too) is so great at decorating and did all these centerpieces.
Here’s where the teenagers and kids sat:
…with a few little kids to join them. (I decided to have a couple of the little kids at each table so that the big kids could help take care of them while the adults talked.)
We made a funny configuration of tables so we could get all the adults together like we did last year. This is after a few left, but I wanted to have a picture to remember…everyone expressed something this year has given them a new appreciation for.
Mine was having a missionary out. I really thought I might wither away and die when Max was leaving but it’s has been a pretty amazing adventure after all. I also got a little teary-eyed with gratitude for all their Turkey Trot help. So lucky to have this army of helpers!
One of my favorite moments of the whole evening was when our friends from Hungary came to join us for dessert. My friend Edit brought her parents who speak Romanian and no English.
He says he’s at one of the happiest times of his mission right now and his letters, although short, convey that excitement.
And that’s a Thanksgiving wrap!