Sunday, December 23, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
As is our tradition, we celebrated Thanksgiving on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This holiday is not celebrated here and many of us must work on Thanksgiving. We had a huge crowd with lots of food. If my count is correct, we had 28 people (including kids). I can not think of any traditional Thanksgiving food that we were missing.
On November 9th, 2000, I met one of my favorite people in the whole world. Now, twelve years later, that tiny 7 lb. 13 oz chubby cheeked baby is almost as tall as me!
She had a good birthday. She had her friend Bliss spend the night, and they stayed up until the wee hours of the morning.
As you know, this November the United States had a presidential election. Four years ago right after we did not get a chance to vote. We thought that we would not be able to get all the paperwork finished in time for us to vote in that election. This time, we made sure that it happened. We wanted to vote in the Primary, but that did not happen (we got some wrong information, and missed a deadline).
We even watched all (but one) of the presidential debates. We voted by absentee ballot and Jake carried our ballots back and mailed them into our county.
This is a picture of Jon filling out his ballot.
We are grateful that we had the privilege to be able to vote, even when we are so far away.