Thursday, November 27, 2014

It’s Thanksgiving…..

Really? It is hard to get into the feeling of today is a special day back home when we are sitting here in 80ish degree weather with the sun shining and birds chirping. Living near the equator is something to get use to. The only variations in weather come from the rains and today there are no rains to bring in a cooler temperature from the breeze. So what did we do for Thanksgiving this year? Well, it’s not the same as 2010 when we were in the Netherlands. That year Ashley spent the day at school taking an exam while Matt sat at home watching TV. That evening we went and ate all you can eat shrimp and mussles…..but hey at least the weather made it feel like the holidays. So this year? Today was a very special day for the children of top baby class at the primary school Ashley teaches at. Today was the celebration of the graduating nursery school students who are heading to P1 next term. So the day was spent with a parade through town, songs, rhymes, skits and ended with music & a feast. So while we were not able to spend the day with our family and friends in the U.S., were able to celebrate the day with our new friends and collogues.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends and family back home!

Getting Ready for the Parade 

Parade Time

Marching through town

Performing a Skit

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