Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Last thanksgiving was hard for us. It was our first time to not be with our families for the holiday. We tried to make the best of it, but between a grumpy baby, yucky weather, not so great restaurant food, and homesickness, it just wasn't all that we had hoped for, although at the time we put on our happy faces and called it good. We realized that no matter how we felt, we had so much to be thankful for, and we were just glad the three of us could be together.
This year, however, was way better. The best remedy for being unable to travel home for Thanksgiving is to have dear friends close by who also can't travel home. Their pain = our gain. Ha! Seriously, we had a wonderful day with the Esteps, along with a few other graduate students who were unable to be with their families. We celebrated at the Estep's home, and we cooked a full Thanksgiving meal with "all the fixins". It was such a blessing to spend the day with friends with whom we are growing closer each day. It was almost as good as being home.
|Kevin cooked and carved the turkey - we were very impressed|
|Graduate student talk|
|Maryn with Daddy|
|Me and my little turkey|
|Maryn and BFF Elliott|
|For some reason they really like sitting on the step together|
|Me, Erica, and the girls (and baby boy Estep)|
We are thankful to have such good friends! How did you spend your Thanksgiving? Anyone else have to be away from family?