Our friend Ryan Morigeau has been blessed by God with an amazing artistic eye and he is always practicing taking pictures and videos. His work is really great, especially when it stars my favorite family in my favorite house, celebrating one of my favorite holidays. We are so thankful for our community here and the one back “home” who reads this blog. Blessings of gratitude to you every day.
Unexpected surprises in a store bought turkey from Cuzco. Last year we had one raised locally here in Curahuasi. It was small and tough. We decided we wanted a good steroid or hormone enhanced, cage fed turkey this year like we were used to in the US. We want more meat! Still we found some things inside tonight as we were preparing the bird that we are not used to finding back home. Still, we are very thankful to have the bird to share with all our friends. Thanksgiving at our house tomorrow! We will be thinking of everyone back home.
We are so thankful to have spent our Thanksgiving holiday with the family of Brendan and Erin Connally, the family of Stephen and Finley Wright, and the Morigeau’s kids with their babysitters Beatrice and Liv from Germany. It was a great day of Thanksgiving! Brendan and Erin are missionaries with SIM. Erin is a dentist and Brendan is a linguist. You can read about their work at this link. They live in Abancay which is about 1 1/2 hours from Curahausi. I think they are the only Americans in Abancay which sort of blew David’s mind. One thing Allison and I find really interesting about them is that they are from Tacoma, WA where we lived for two years while I was doing a Rural Medicine Fellowship. We can share memories with them about living there which is a lot of fun. Also Erin attended Abilene Christian University where we went to school as well. It is a lot of things to share together in our history. Stephen is a dentist working at Diospi Suyana Hospital, and his wife Finley is a social worker. The Morigeaus were off in Lima working on their Visa paperwork, but two young German girls who are doing a gap year here in Curahuasi are watching their kids. They came with them to share Thanksgiving with us. We had a full and happy day, without rain and great views. I missed football on the TV, and the background noise of the parades on TV in the morning, but I was glad to be with friends, and we were all glad to remember the way God has blessed us this year and all the years previously.
This turkey was alive yesterday! I miss my steroid fed turkeys from the US. It was a little tough and gamey for me.
Kids trying to beat the sunshine. Its not hot, just bright with views hard to beat!
Enjoying the view, conversation, and food. Represented in this picture; Germany, Texas, Washington, Tennessee
Chocolate, Key Lime/Lemon (limes are more like lemons here), Pumpkin (which is actually half sweet potato, half zayote but the combo tastes a lot like pumpkin pie) pumpkin cheesecake (actually zayote again), apple pies
David ponders a successful thanksgiving as we thinks about what the Christmas season may have in store!