Sunday, December 4, 2011

There are no words...

There are no words to describe the amazing women I have met while living abroad.  But there are pictures. So enjoy!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Breaking Dawn and Sparkling Girls

This week the new Twilight movie opened in Grenada.  I know, exciting!  Seriously though, I know these movies can be lame, the books poorly written, the mushiness extremely cheesy...but I love it, I love it all! I love acting like I am 15, laughing at inappropriate moments, screaming at chiseled abs and swooning over a sparkly, old fashioned vampire.  So a bunch of the SOs (Significant Others) went to see the movie tonight  as it was buy one get one free.  However, just before we left for the movie I had a burst of inspiration and wanted to go all out and make signs...with lots of glitter.  And then as I was getting ready I saw my glittery t-shirt.  And as I put on my make-up I saw

my old pink glittery eye shadow.  So basically I showed up doused in glitter, with signs in hand, ready to be titillated by a good ole headboard breaking scene, and the movie did not disappoint.  The movie was as silly as ever, and yet I still clung to my chair when Bella collapsed (I can be a little dramatic).  And lets not forget the beautiful ladies who came with me, who dared to hold up my home made signs, pat on a bit of my glitter, and, in the case of Michelle, give a shout-out to Jacob as he rips of his shirt in the first scene.  Thanks as always ladies for a fun filled night!  And thank you Twilight to living up to expectations.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gobble, Gobble

We had Thanksgiving with our Grenadian family this sunday, 30 people somehow squished into our apartment, and I loved it.  The women especially are fabulous.  They make everyday a little brighter and every adventure more fun.  From these women I learn so much, mostly how to be a better friend.  I love them and was so grateful to spend a Thanksgiving evening with them.  This isn't to discount their fantastic husbands, our band of men who were women-less, and our replacement parents the Bushes.  Everyone contributed excellent dishes and Stephanie made a succulent turkey.  Despite the fact that there was only room to sit and no room to walk around, the evening was perfect, only made better by a group game at the end and some stomp practice (don't ask).  Anyway, thank you to everyone who made it wonderful.  I love you all!

An homage to the fact that Emily's eyes are never open!

Fabulous chocolate turkeys made by Sara just for the kiddies.

My favorites!


For Thanksgiving this year it was just the three of us.  My fabulous friends joined me in the morning to watch the parade and teach me pie baking skills, and then I spent the rest of the day making my first Thanksgiving dinner.  Because of cost, we did a turkey roast in the crock pot, and it turned out great.  And I loved making all of the other dishes and spending my day in the kitchen.  A lot went awry, like Jackson dumping the garlic powder all over his bed, or the rolls refusing to rise, but sitting down with just the three of us at dinner and realizing all we have to be thankful for made it my favorite Thanksgiving ever.

The fabulous Peaches and Cream Pie Amber taught me to make.  Loved it!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Merry Anniversary: Anniversary Part II

Our real anniversary was on Sunday, so after church we wanted to enjoy the day with Jackson and Dustin wanted to put his previous cooking plans into action.  We used the day to decorate for Christmas, set up the Christmas tree, and eat a delicious dinner prepared by Jackson and Dustin.

Boy in a box. I love his crazy faces.

Our very homemade star. But he was so excited to place it on the tree.

Steak with an amazing marinade and sauteed mushrooms, baked potato, fried plantains, and avocado.