This year we celebrated Thanksgiving with our friends at Rosslyn Academy. Thanksgiving day began with Jamie heading off to Ruai to deliver bags of food to the kids at the school, while I stayed home to cook and get ready for our Thanksgiving lunch. Melissa D cooked an amazing Turkey and the rest of us supplied all of the trimmings (dressing, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole, pumpkin cheesecake, pecan pie, and that is only naming a few). We ate till our hearts were content and then just an hour later dragged ourselves over to the field to play a game of flag football. Though it was hard to get out there it felt good to run off the sluggishness that follows eating entirely too much. Later that night we had our second helping of food and settled in to watch the Lions vs. Patriots live at 8:30. This is huge for us because we usually have to get up at 4:00am to watch a live game.
The next day we loaded up the car and headed to a cottage near Malu with two other families. It was a beautiful cottage out away from everything, so we were forced to relax and take it easy for a few days. It was awesome!
We are now looking forward to heading home for the Holidays and spending 3 weeks with our families who we miss very much. In less than two weeks we fly out. This will be Sophie’s longest trip (one five-hour, one twelve-hour, and one two-hour plane ride). Not to mention the layovers in between. I am sure we will have many stories to tell when the trip is over.