Wednesday, December 3, 2008


So, I had several little smaller Thanksgiving meals before the big day. The first was with the mother's group the Friday before where we all made side dishes- no turkey- and it was a great way to start. I made the pumpkin dessert squares, which the little kids loved. There was great stuffing, salad, jello, yams, and pumpkin pie. And we were able to write some Christmas card to some missionaries in Guatemala for one of the girls whose in-laws are mission presidents there. On Sunday, we were invited over to the home of a sociology colleague I had recently met. She was so gracious and her husband is also a sociologist, but he works in the applied computer industry so that there were tons of individuals working in the computer industry. Thus, it was a fascinating evening for both myself and William. They live in Belmont (CA, not MA ;-) right near the top of the hills and so we went on a mini "hike" (more like a walk) up to the top. Check out this gorgeous view of the bay
One of our new friends was kind enough to take a photo of us together- something that is fairly rare.
And besides great conversation, we also had great food. We had appetizers, turkey, ham, two kinds of stuffing, potatoes, sweet potatoes, fresh veggies, fruit, pies, baklava, and chocolate cake. It was a great way to meet some new friends. Thanksgiving should definitely be celebrated over multiple days

No comments: