Friday, November 25, 2011

Our Thanksgiving

Here's a glimpse of our Thanksgiving Day Banquet.  We gathered at our Co-worker's home (Jeremy and Esther Lockhart) along with three other families.  We had a wonderful time of fellowship and, of course, food!   

Esther and I were given the fun task of decorating for the day.  We had a lot of fun making name place tags and verse cards for the table.

Here's just a glimpse of some of the yummy things we enjoyed and the ladies who all helped to make it.

Here's the kids' table.  (Johnathan was sooo excited to eat turkey! He's still talking about it today:)

The "grown-up's" table

Some relaxing 

And a fun game of Pin-the-tail-on-the-turkey.  The kids had a fun time with this one.  Mahalia didn't quite like the idea of having a blindfold, so she got to cheat (next year I'll make sure she's a little more honest!)

All-in-all, it was a VERY enjoyable day.  We enjoyed the relaxation of being with friends and, honestly, it was very refreshing to be around other people who speak English!  Yes, we did miss our family back in the States, but it really did feel like Thanksgiving Day - except, I don't think I've ever seen so many bare feet and flip-flops on Thanksgiving! 

Friday, November 18, 2011

An Unwelcome Guest - the Eight-Leg Variety!

     We often have unexpected "guests" here in Brazil - especially from the insect world!

     I (Omar) don't usually mind spiders, but, at nearly five inches, this turantula gave even me the creeps!

     Fortunately, it wasn't in our house when I found it.  I actually found it when I was cleaning up our Language School classroom at the end of the week!

     Anyway, It's safe to say that this guy won't be bothering us again - I just hope he doesn't have too many siblings!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jordão - People of Brazil

     This is another boy from this past summer's Youth Camp.  He was a lot of fun, a great soccer player, and I even got him to play some futebol americano (real football) with me!


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