First Thanksgiving Break
There wasn’t too much blogging going on last week. It seems that I only manage to blog on a bi-weekly basis. Which means that the South African stories are falling behind quickly. I haven’t decided what I will get back to blogging tomorrow (Monday) but I do know that I am now terribly behind on the CURRENT stories. And with an action packed weekend behind us, I am even further in the red. Oh well… I guess I will get it those stories soon enough. Better late than never!
For the first time in eight years, we enjoyed a four day Thanksgiving break. We have always worked for a Chinese school and therefore had to work through most of the Western holidays. Now that we are on more of an American-schedule, we have Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc, off.
This four day weekend felt so long that as I sat down now to gather all the photos, I could barely believe that it was only a day or two ago that we did some of it. I love that feeling! It reminds me that my time has been full, rich, and enjoyable.
What did we Get Up to?
On Wednesday afternoon I joined the other PTA moms at school for a bake sale. We stayed to watch the students perform in a Talent Show, and then all came home together. It was an early-ending day, and therefore an early start to the long weekend.
On Thursday we met with the other teachers for a Thanksgiving Dinner. There was turkey, stuffing, and all the traditional sides. We stayed out late, playing pool and enjoying the company of new friends. Eli had the best time playing with the other kids. We absolutely love the age of three. He runs off to play, and we can sit and chat. It is wonderful! The three of us all climbed into (one) bed just before midnight. We never share a bed with Eli but it was Thanksgiving and we wanted to soak up the quality cuddles.
On Friday we went hiking with a couple of friends. We checked out an amazing Japanese-type cafe, breathed the brisk clean air on top of FuShan, and then ate a delicious lunch downtown. We forgot about my lesson (since we aren’t used to being off on Fridays) and RACED home so that I could teach.
On Saturday we attended our fellowship’s annual Soup Party. Today after church, we relaxed at home. In fact, this half day of resting at home was MUCH NEEDED after all the festivities that the long weekend held. The weekend also contained a photo shoot, lots of cooking, and some fun playing with my new photography backdrops. Oh, and my soup WON at the Soup Party!
It was a full weekend. A blessed weekend.
There will definitely be blog posts on our of weekend activities COMING SOON!
We hope that all of our family, friends and followers had an amazing Thanksgiving.
There is so much that we are thankful for.
This life is FULL OF BLESSINGS.