First, we had a houseguest last month. He needed a place to stay for a few days, and we were happy to share our home with him.
Say hello to Mo. He belongs to one of the Flagship couples who went out of town for a weekend. Spencer was hesitant at first, but he loved Mo by the end. He will never admit it, but he did.
|Mo slept in the shower each night.|
|And he LOVED Spencer|
|The Great Wall I constructed to try to keep him in the front|
room...that he kept jumping over anyways so we took it down.
|Seriously, he followed Spencer everywhere|
|But he loved cuddling with me.|
|His favorite spot, right next to where the heat is fanned out|
of my computer.
|Seriously, he loved him.|
And here are all the turkeys that my Primary kids (children's program in our church) made to decorate for the branch Thanksgiving dinner. Aren't they so cute?!
Oh, and I was recently called as Primary President. Yay me? (just kidding, I'm loving it so far)
The first thing I did when I got out of bed the day after Thanksgiving was go to the bathroom. Ha, gotcha there. Anyways, the second thing was to put up our Christmas tree and decorations!
|I love our tree!|
|Homemade cinnamon ornaments|
And we have even since received our first Christmas present to put under the tree, all the way from Turkey!
Some of the Flagship guys started a soccer team and entered a tournament, sponsored by McDonalds, and they won! Ok, so for the championship game the other team only had 3 people show up, but still...
Then the Flagship program had a "Thanksgiving" dinner. The meal consisted of Peking duck (I've never had duck before), sweet and sour pork, sweet potatoes, tofu, mashed potatoes, dumplings, cheese pie, lotus root, chips and salsa and nacho sauce (of which I ate more than anything else that night...), apple crisp...among other things. It didn't feel like Thanksgiving, but it was still fun and I got to try a few new things. Oh, and Spencer and some of the other husbands sang some Christmas songs.
Last week we had another field trip, which wasn't very exciting except for THIS:
We went to a silk museum and on one floor they have these HUGE looms that take two people to operate, and they happen to be hand-making some of the most expensive silk fabrics in the world.
Oh and we went to the place where people used to go to test for government jobs, and they had this dragon bench thing. And according to legend you receive different blessings depending on how many times you step over it. Spencer stepped over it 6 times.
Oh, and in case you are interested, my current favorite food is plum jipai (jee-pie), which is fried chicken pounded thin and breaded with some crazy orangish looking breadcrumbs, cut into strips, then doused with a weird red powder. Sounds sketchy but it tastes SO GOOD.
And also birthday cake Oreos. Yum.
And last but not least.....I'm married to Santa Claus.
I'll blog more about this later, but if you want to know more you can read about it on a friend's blog at http://www.islandschoolhouse.com/2012/12/santa-claus-is-coming-to-gaochun/.
So now you're all caught up!