Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving was a hit… we planned on about 7 adults and 8 kids and it turned out to be about 30 people.. We had a lot of people who had no where to go for Thanksgiving so we had them over to our house. It was a really nice way to spend the holiday when away from home. Michelle did an unbelievable job getting everything prepared and I made the mashed potatoes and bought ice.. 

We were like the Island of Misfit Toys.. Everyone was displace but was really cool to come together for an evening.. Who knew you could pulled off a classic Thanksgiving meal in the middle of Africa? 

Kids were exhausted today going to school, but it was an easy day.. International day was just a big celebration of the different cultures/ countries that are represented at the school. There was  a parade, talent show and picnic that consisted on cuisine from every different country.. 

Kate had to run a French cafe’ for her French class and was required to do it in French the whole morning.. kind of cool. I’ll send pictures of the parade, etc in the next few days.. 

We have a nice weekend ahead of us.. Tonight there is an event called ‘Carols by Candlelight” at the local nursery.. Everyone comes together to welcome in the christmas season.. Since there’s no place to shop here, might as well sing instead.. Tomorrow night Michelle and I are going to the St. Andrews Ball…. As you may or may not know St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland.. Sort of like a St. Patrick’s day party for Scotland.. It is a dress up event, so I am planning to sport my bow tie I had made by a local tailor. 

Other than that, not much to say.. It was nice to celebrate the holiday with others… now to Christmas.. 

I should explain one of the photos… I am sporting a “crown” as they called it and a handmade purse.. These were gifts to Michelle from mothers at the hospital. As a token of appreciation, the mothers made Michelle gifts.. I think the crown looks pretty good on me… 
The other photos are from last night and a picture of our spacious kitchen during or after production.. 

Happy Friday everyone!

 ready for shopping