Monday, December 4, 2017

Thankful for .... Nebraska??!?!

Ha, I don't know that I would have ever thought I'd be thankful for the state of Nebraska, but this year I totally am! The proximity of our kindred-spirit friends, the Deeds family (located IN Nebraska) has been a huge blessing for us in our transition to life in the Midwest.

We got to spend the Thanksgiving weekend in their home -- and were really thankful! We'd spent Thanksgiving with them while in Guatemala in 2013 and it was so meaningful to get to do it again.  It was such a sweet time -- our kids play so well together that all four adults actually got to spend time cooking together in the kitchen. It was really fun!

We had wonderful, wonderful weather {for the midwest} and were able to do a Thanksgiving hike without coats on -- pretty exciting ;-)

I realized after the fact that I did not get a picture of our feast :( but I did manage to capture my "treat tray" of course :)  We also had a special dinner on another evening complete with Guatemalan table cloth, place mats and napkins. So so fun for us!

We continued to have decent weather and were able to spend more time outside -- the kids even had a GIANT tumbleweed chasing them!

In addition to the loveliness of our time together, we had the awesome opportunity to attend the church that Will pastors and to once again hear him lead worship & preach -- for the first time without a Spanish translator! It made me a little emotional ... getting to be with these special people who we had such a unique experience with and who have inspired us in many ways.

Then .... all too soon, it was time for us to say goodbye and head back to South Dakota. Thanks Deeds Family for an awesome Thanksgiving!!

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