Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

"I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD. And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving." Psalms 116:17, 107:22, 100:4, 95:2, and 69:30.

Thanksgiving Day, the best holiday the U.S.A. invented! I personally am very thankful to have been born into a nation that has a day in which thankfulness to God is the purpose. Thankfulness is a virtue that is sadly lacking in the world these days. I know I need a lot more of it in my life on a daily basis. This year's Thanksgiving Day, of course, found us in Camiri without any family besides our own, and with very little friends with which to celebrate. That did not stop us from being thankful and for fixing up some yummy food and desserts!!
Myles making his famous apple pie!

Ruth whipping up some pumpkin cookies!
 Turkey is the obvious choice for meat selections, but there was not a turkey in sight in this small town, so we opted to go with its relative the chicken! Not even close to the same from my point of view, but I tried to remain thankful!!
Daddy preparing the chicken.

Clara with the beginnings of an Oreo Chocolate Cake!

Adding the delicious frosting!!
 As you can see we did not lack for desserts! I was very thankful for this!!!

Its beginning to look like Thanksgiving!
 Here in Bolivia it was business as usual. A fruit truck came by with its megaphone announcing that it had papaya, pineapple, and bananas for sale. I got the cutest video of Adriana watching it and telling me about what it was selling, but I don't know if I can upload it or not. I will have Emily try it for me later!
Update: It has been confirmed that the file is too big to upload to blogger...Sorry! It is still a really cute video!!
"Papaya, papaya, papay, platano, platano, platano"
Myles and I were in charge of the barbque for the chicken. It was soooo hot that we practically scalded our faces and hands making it.
B.B.Que Chicken for Thanksgiving!
 Our only guest this year was, Christopher Mattix. The only picture I got of him is from the back working on the 1000 piece puzzle we had started for Thanksgiving Day.
Christopher and Co. working on the puzzle.

Ready to eat....

Clara and Paula decorated the table!

The Amazing Oreo Pie!
 The highlight of the day for me was Skyping with my family back home. They were all together at my parents house and we were the only family not there (again, sniff, sniff).... I am thankful for some of the things about modern technology that allow us to see and hear our loved ones far away.

We also called and were in contact with most of the Booher side of the family, as well!
Skype time with the Johnson side of the family!
 We actually finished up the puzzle that we had started that morning, before we headed to bed!!! Out of the 1000 pieces, I am thankful that there were 999!!!!
Almost done with the puzzle!
God has been so good to us during our years here in Bolivia. We are so thankful to Him!!!


  1. We missed celebrating with you this year! We may have to visit Camiri next Thanksgiving ;)

    1. You were GREATLY missed! If my rich relatives don't come through, I am holding you to coming down and celebrating with us!!!!