A Great Thanksgiving

This year was a very special Thanksgiving for us. We decided to invite all our friends to join us for a big evening celebration. Hannah cooked all day long. She baked a 24lb. turkey, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green beans, stuffing, corn and six pumpkin pies to top it all off. She worked so hard and did a fantastic job! Our friends arrived dressed in their best. This was a great honor for them. We shared testimonies to thanks for the many blessings we have received throughout the year. I gave a little gospel message and then we sang some songs. It was such a great time. I told them the story of Thanksgiving and what happened to the Pilgrims when they landed at Plymouth Rock. After a word of prayer we started feasting. They loved it!! Everyone wanted to take an extra plate home so we have very few left-overs. We really felt like family. We didn't want them to leave. But since it isn't a holiday here, everyone had to work the following morning. So by 10:30 everyone left. It was definitely one of our most enjoyable Thanksgivings ever!




8 comments:

Jeanne said...

What a fantastic Thanksgiving..
I'm so glad all these people were your family for a day..
Everyone looks happy and enjoying the delicious food Hannah prepared...
What a nice day you had...
We thought of you often throughout the day...

Scott said...

I was anxious to hear what happened at your Thanksgiving party. It looks like a good time was had by all.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so beautiful, Grandma and I were admiring all of your special touches. How much you are like your Grandma is amazing. Everyone looks full and satisfied. We also thought about you all throughout the day. We are so glad that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Praise and Thanksgiving be to God. Will says hello. Give Joseph a big hug for us.
Love Grammy

Kara Plank said...

I am so impressed with Hannah's cullinery skills. Looks like Eric didn't have to worry about getting getting a good cook! :>)

Wow - Hannah, you're brave. That turkey looks awesome!
Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

Roger Ortiz said...

buen, buen trabajo, que creo que despues de disfrutar la comida, lo mas importante seria que pierdan temor de llagar a su casa. luego despues podran venir con mas frecuencia y confianza-

Denise said...

Hannah, I am so proud of you! Bro. Truesdale and I were talking about how awesome it is to see you following and serving Jesus. You are being such a wonderful example and blessing! Great will be your reward in heaven. Your little JZ is SUCH a DOLLIE!
Eric, I LOVE reading your blog. IT's like visiting the mission field on a regular basis. It's so easy to pray because we feel like we know what's going on and are a part of it. You're a wonderful husband - building up and encouraging your wife.
May God continue to bless you all as you labor for Him.
Sis. Truesdale

LIZZIE said...

Wow! i'm so glad you guys had such a good Thanksgiving! You guys did such a good job with decorating and stuff..which by the way Hannah, I get those candle thingies when you're done with them:) Anyhow, we really wished you could have been home for Thanksgiving, but I'm thankful you had a good thanksgiving!! I love and miss you guys!!! Love Lizzie!!