We take things for granted,
like attending church in our native language,
and hearing God's Word faithfully taught...
even more precious when shared with friends.
We nearly filled two pews :D
Through the generosity of friends, I was able to borrow two cellos.
I love hearing the beautiful music Aaron and Joanna make!
And they were very patient and encouraging to Gunnar and me -
we tried to keep up with them, and Benjamin on viola.
Because we're so thankful to all be together,
we had a Thanksgiving dinner -
turkey and all the fixings.
(Thanks to my mom for helping with the prep beforehand!)
We had plenty of time for a walk on some of our favorite neighborhood trails.
All seven kids here :D
Tate, with his trademark humor, referred to the "extremely rare pixilated woodpecker".
(It's a pileated woodpecker, in case you're not familiar...)
We're lucky to have such great parks and trails nearby.
If you can recognize stinging nettles, you're pretty much good to go ;D
Guess who's used to living in the tropics?
(Hint: look for the bare feet!)