Friday, December 4, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving... and Eid!
We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends... we know we did! We woke up that morning to delicious pancakes and Sadie Mac was thankful that we let her lick the spoon! We have so many things to be thankful for this year... family, good health, safety, and good friends! Living overseas can always be a challenge during the holiday season, but we feel so blessed to have a handful of friends here to celebrate with. We had wonderful turkey, stuffing, baked potato casserole, green bean casserole, deviled eggs, pineapple (or just apple as some around here say) casserole(!!), coconut, pecan AND pumpkin pies. We were stuffed and satisfied! We played games, cross stitched, and watched movies! What a blessing to have "family" when we are so far from family. It's hard to believe this is our 3rd holiday away from home... but God has been good!!
Thanksgiving was also a holiday weekend for our friends here... (Viewer discretion advised for the below pics!!)
Muslims around the world celebrated their holiday (Eid) where they believed that Abraham went to make a sacrifice and therefore they make sacrifices. What a bloody day it was. On Black Friday... we had Red Friday where the streets literally had blood running in them. The past two years in the sandbox we weren't able to see it like we did here. Blood doesn't run as easily on dirt roads! It was pretty crazy... but... it's our culture!
Blood literally running in the streets!
Poor animals, just waiting for their turn... (the board is going from the street to the sidewalk so people don't have to walk in the blood... and yes, that is blood.)