Monday, October 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I know it sounds crazy, but it really hit me yesterday that we were moving. I glanced at my bookshelf, normally jam packed with books, and it was empty. My office cleaned out. The thought hit me--We really are moving!

And guess what? I'm excited.

Yes, there are those times of sadness of all that we will be leaving behind. One of those mixed-emotional times came last night.

We invited our life group, as well as two other couples, to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with us. Yes, it was a bit early, but for us, this was a special time to spend with friends and family and share some of our American heritage. Something we will miss this holiday season in Brazil.

We enjoyed the traditional spread with Turkey (one friend had never had turkey before!), home made stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie.

Yum! It was fantastic.

As for our move, God continues to work out the details for us. We now have a room to store our stuff in! We plan to start taking things over this week, and should be about moved out by the weekend.

Several have asked about our luggage allowance when we fly to Brazil. Thankfully, the man who told us we could only take 20 kilograms each (about 45 pounds total) was wrong! Instead we can each take two bags that are 50 pounds each. This will make life much easier as we have lots of home schooling books to pack.

Have a blessed day!


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1 comment:

  1. Wow, wow, wow! It's getting sooo close. I am so excited for you guys, and I'm praying that things continue to go with smoothness and joy! So glad the suitcase thingie got straightened out. LOL