Monday, November 27, 2006

Thanksgiving 2006, Dominican Style

We started Thankgiving Day with a hike to the Upper Jimenoa (maybe wrong spelling!) waterfall. It was so beautiful, just look at the photos! Everyone walked through the little river to get to the falls, but I stayed safe watching on a rock. It was a nice way to start the day.

(Chase and Leslie; Jessi in front of the falls; Trautwein family and excited Jesse-dog; tired kids taking a break)

(Alison and Kami making guayava juice; Leslie playing with the turkey; dinner time; family turkey prep time)
After getting back from the waterfall and between the football game that some went to, the cooking got started. It was great to be involved with all of it and help. About 30 people showed up for dinner which was fantastic; really nice time to talk with everyone and make stronger the friendships that I have started. There are such incredible people here and it's been so nice spending time and getting to know them. It was a really nice Thanksgiving, lots to be thankful for no matter what is happening in life.
(Jessi and Leslie; pre-dinner prayer/reading/singing; Trautwein family; Allison, Jonathan, Jessi)

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