Monday, December 7, 2009

Thanksgiving Feast, Halloween Fun

We had a very wonderful Thanksgiving this year. We are so blessed to have so many great friends here in Hong Kong and also at home across the US. Thanksgiving this year was celebrated with several families from our Branch. All together we had 19 adults and 23 kids. And of course all the delicious food you could imagine, I really think I can't complain about food, we can get just about everything here. Bentz really enjoyed all the friends and food and continually tells me "We should do that again".
I was invited to teach Audreys 1st grade class about Thanksgiving, which was so fun! Audrey is the only American in her class of 30! She feels even more special now.

We had a nice Halloween this year! Jorie was Cleopatra, she won a prize for best costume at a party because it was all homemade. She enjoyed the black hairspray alot. Audrey was a Witch, along with several of her friends from school, all very cute and unique, witches must wear high heels, just so you know. Bentz couldn't decide so he dressed up as a couple different things for different events, school party: cowboy, girls school Halloween disco: Batman, Halloween day: Buzz Lightyear, Halloween night: Batman. Halloween is very American by the way. It is a little different here but at least the kids all get sick eating too much candy. Bentz puked his candy after eating about the equivalent of his body weight. The crowded street is trick or treating Hong Kong style. There is one street in our community that passes out candy, I think because they are the most "houses" in a row. I think high-rise buildings wouldn't work very well. Needless to say, it is a little overwhelming to go trick or treating. The funny thing is that our friends from other parts of the world are surprised to hear that it is not like that in the US.

We are preparing for a trip to the Philippines for Christmas. I hope to post about our trip before the end of January.

Merry Christmas to you, I hope you will have Peace and Joy as you celebrate with your loved ones. Sending you our Love from the Leflers in Hong Kong!

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