I told you I'd try and post some photos, didn't I? :) Here we go.
The sun was really cool coming in to Nashville airport.
This is the house we are staying in. We are staying upstairs and the office we work in is downstairs.
Our bedroom.. it's so pretty! I was on the top left bunk. Now that New York Hannah has gone home though, I'm on the bottom bunk. (*cries that Hannah isn't with us anymore*)
Our first weekend Hannah (other AR helper from New Zealand -not to be confused with another AR helper, Hannah from New York) and I went exploring. Franklin is a really cute town about 45 mins from where we are with some cool Thanksgiving decorations and some super cute shops.
Quote on the mug: "Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of chocolate"
GUYS CAN I GET AN AMEN HERE PLEASE THANKS
Did I mention Franklin has cute shops? This is one selling Christmassy stuff.
Here's a photo from the basketball game I mentioned here. The other gal with me is Hannah from NZ Everyone say hi to Hannah (*blocks ears from chorus of HI HANNAH*) - you will probably get to see a decent amount of the two of us! :)
The woods around here are SO PRETTY!
Let me introduce you to little Canaan, Mercy's baby. He is seven weeks old and so ridiculously cute!
I miss little Michael at home... but having Canaan to cuddle helps make up for a bit.
I know it's pretty much winter over here now, but happy fall y'all anyway. :)
Before I go, I want to chat real briefly about American Thanksgiving. Last weekend was my first Thanksgiving (I'm not counting the Thanksgiving we celebrated in China last year) and it was awesome!We had around 87 people celebrating the Lord's faithfulness with us! We had a massive midday meal featuring turkey, lamb, roasted veggies, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce and all kinds of yumminess. Then people made speeches and toasts giving thanks to the Lord and each other for all kinds of things. It was a fun thing to be part of! We then went outside for the family's tradition of competitions. We had an egg throwing competition (which I managed to stay in for four rounds but then lost) and a tug of war tournament and finally running races. Everyone participated, from the oldest to the youngest! (Well not the youngest because he is only seven weeks old :P). Then we trooped inside for arm wrestling competitions and dessert, which consisted of pie. Lots of pie. And biscuits ('cookies') and cream and icecream and cheesecake. The final item on the agenda was a concert which involved people singing, sharing, acting and making music. I officially love American thanksgiving.
How was your Thanksgiving? What have you been up to?