Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving y'all! Spent today with my work family. Started out watching the parade then going to Eric's family for lunch and family time. Where I met his extended family and played games with the little girls that loved me. Food was very interesting. I ate it but did not enjoy it. Haha. Then we went to Amanda's sister's house for the afternoon and we watched the cowboys play a horrible football game. HORRIBLE. And Amanda's sister made us this delicious shrimp/sausage/spicy soup which was FANTASTIC. So yummy! We plan on Christmas decorating tomorrow! :)

These are some pictures I snapped randomly today. We were in the countryside and trees are everywhere kind of looking fall like. Hahah. The trees line almost every road you take here. Especially once you leave the city. But when the leaves start falling off it looks pretty ugly because there is no snow to make it look better or different. 
Interesting fun fact. Eric's family is of Italian decent. So they all drink a ton of wine and salute glasses. Aka cheers. With everyone in the room which is super awkward. Especially when its out of nowhere and no rhyme or reason to it. Haha. So I had sparkling cider with the kids that were to young for the wine which is children under like ten. Crazy I know. So it was pretty interesting to be apart of that and see others family traditions.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

3 Months

I've hit the three month mark. Crazy! I love all of y'all and thank you for your support, prayers, conversations, comments, etc. It brightens my days. Its still going good out here. Staying busy and making quite a few memories. I love having shawn and mindys cd here. Its like having a peice of home. Its really comforting! And my wonderful mother sent me a picture frame with our family in it and stuff to make puff rice balls:) so no worries I will just eat the batch by my self. And enjoy every single bite. Haha! Here is a picture of tiger stadium and the river as you go across the bridge. It may have been sunny but it was a very cold brisk morning!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Canoeing in Louisiana

Went canoeing with people from the ward. It was so fun and pretty. Felt a little more like fall being out in nature again. There was more than this many people there this was just my group. But it was a ton of fun. And no unfortunately we saw no gators. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happy Halloween

This week was crazy fun. Went and saw meet the Mormons and we had a couple bonfires, had a Halloween party and went to a parade downtown!

Some parade pictures. The group and I got so many beads. So many. Haha they throw more beads than candy. And everyone dances it was great.
more pictures of the Halloween party. With some of the ward! The party was great and obviously I was tigger:)
Before the Halloween party Taylor and I had dinner with the sister missionaries at the institute. I love them! Sister K and sister Dixon
my pumpkin this year
We also made gumbo for dinner. Super yummy!