We began the holiday by taking a family photo. I decided to take it the day before this year so Thanksgiving morning would be a little less stressful (that's a nice way of saying that sometimes taking family photos can really stress me out, ha).
our family photo Thanksgiving 2015
They always pick me flowers. It melts my heart.
On Thanksgiving morning our family walked next door to a local hotel restaurant for breakfast. We have eaten there before and we LOVE their pancakes. They are really delicious and I cannot imagine a trip to Pana without them.
my boys at the Rancho Grande Inn restaurant in Panajachel, Guatemala on Thanksgiving morning
me with some of the ladies in the kitchen- Jo, Glynis, Penny, and Gini
my boys eating Thanksgiving lunch
Ben on Thanksgiving Day
Cruz on Thanksgiving Day
there is a lot of card playing that goes on during our time there together
there is also a lot of football watched
some of the MK's
our mission family Thanksgiving gathering 2015
Sadly this was the last year to gather there as a mission family. The property has been up for sale and it has a buyer that will close the deal in mid-January. It saddens all of our hearts to know that the tradition will no longer take place and in addition to all the missionaries retiring this month it is just another something that we have to say goodbye to and let go of. These are hard, sad days. The future seems dark and uncertain but we are keeping our eyes firmly fixed on the One who knows the future and is holding us tight through these tough times.