the Choate chefs hard at work
Sarah made all of the desserts, carrot cake cupcakes, pecan pie, and two pumpkin pies, all by herself. No store bought crusts here!
I kept pulling out recipes for Thanksgiving, and they all belonged to my Mama. Oh, how I miss her.
Our thankful turkey - it's always fun to pull out the feathers from previous years and read the things for which we were thankful. Living in Honiara this year means we have feathers added by our SITAG family, too.
My kids' turkeys are growing way too fast!
We shared some of the carrot cake cupcakes with our amazing staff (pictured are Frieda and Betsy) to tell them thank you for keeping SITAG running smoothly.
I was so excited to find a real turkey in Honiara. Previous years we've eaten chicken, but this year we splurged and bought the turkey to feed the ten American colleagues and two adopted Aussies that would be joining us.
And when everyone finally arrived, I teared up looking around the room at the bounty before us and the people God has placed in our path. He knew we needed to be in Honiara for Thanksgiving this year, even though it wasn't in our plans.
We watched American football (some games recorded from January 2010) and gave instruction so Naomi would be able to follow the game. I'm sure our neighbors wondered about the cheering, but eating Sarah's pies (and the other yummy desserts) and watching football was the perfect way to end our day. I'm overwhelmed at God's gift of a "normal" Thanksgiving this year.