Friday, November 26, 2010

Dia de Accion de Gracias....

Thanksgiving was different but very enjoyable for us this year. We had a Spanish lesson planned for Thursday afternoon with Vivi, the daughter of Hermana Ballestero, our branch relief society president. They realized that it would be Thanksgiving Day in the United States, so they decided to make it special day for us in C.R. too. They planned and executed a beautiful Thanksgiving meal, something that they previously knew little about, just for us. It was delicious and extremely thoughtful!Here we are with Vivi before our 2 hour lesson. She was very helpful and we look forward to our future lessons with her. We mostly worked on phrases that are typical in Costa Rica and used by the "locals."
Here is Hermana Ballestero, Leda, with a poinsettia that we took her as a thank-you for our dinner invitation. It was a perfect match to the Christmas decor that they had displayed in their home. Costa Ricans put their things for Navidad out early since they do not typically celebrate Thanksgiving.
Here is Elder Munroe with the Ballestero family enjoying our Thanksgiving Meal. They had never celebrated Thanksgiving and thought it was fun to take part in the event with us. The meal was very nice and it definitely made missing a Thanksgiving at home much easier. Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias! We hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving surrounded by your families and friends too!

1 comment:

  1. Yep, it definitely looks a lot different from our Thanksgiving dinners in the U.S., but chalk up another unique mission experience. :) And so much healthier! We had 16 pies for 22 people. Ridiculous. But we didn't eat them all. I gave several away, and the dog got the last one after a few days.