Yesterday, we had a great day of fellowship and feasting and fun with our teammates here in Mexico at the Hower Hacienda. We sang, the kids played games, the big kids played too, and of course, we ate more food than we should have, including deep fat fried turkey, baked turkey, baked ham, and lots of yummy fixings. The pie table was almost as big as the main meal table!
The kids played “Pin/Stick the Hat on the Turkey” and enjoyed horse and 4 wheeler rides. I didn’t get a picture of the “Thanksgiving Wreath” where we each wrote on three colored paper leaves things we’re thankful for and then pinned them to a foam wreath.
What was best about that is the kids took their leaves and picked one of them to announce to all of us what they were most thankful for. Little cutie Jenna O’Brien went first and she held out a leaf and said, “Soooo much!” (On Sundays we often sing a children’s song with the lyric, “I’ve got so much, so much, so much, so much, so much, so much, so much, so much, so much, so much, so much…to be thankful for!” She wanted all of us to sing that song…so we did!)
We also enjoyed a late bonfire (at nearly 9,000 feet, it gets very chilly when the sun drops off the landscape), and the adults watched a couple episodes of Duck Dynasty (most had never seen this fun show before). What more could we squeeze into a Thanksgiving Day?!
Of course, we all were missing family on the day, but we were very content being with our missionary family. We are truly family in Jesus and there is no truer family than that.