Monday, December 1, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving this year was great. We did it very similar to how it was done for the last few years. Last year, I went to Kyoto with friends and left the kids at home with Jim. This year was Jim's turn. He'll tell you about it later! But as for me, Grace, Ruby and August, we had a great Thanksgiving in Seoul. 

At Seoul Campus we had a huge catered meal with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables and pumpkin pie. As we ate, each class put on a Thanksgiving song or poem and Filbert the Phoenix came by. 

August's class did a little yoga and song about being a tree
August enjoying Thanksgiving with his class
The whole school!
Thursday was a half day, so after our Seoul Campus lunch, kids were dismissed and the staff hung out and played football out on the field while the turkeys continued to cook in the smoker. That's right TWO smoked turkeys for our teacher dinner that night. 
Just like last year, we went to Jeff and Anna's house and had a potluck Thanksgiving. I signed up to bring Costco pumpkin pie. I bought two on Tuesday night. By Wednesday night, one pie looked like this:
Anyway, the food was amazing and the company made it feel just like home. It was wonderful.

Jeff making a speech
traditional Thanksgiving ice cream cake for the kids
Me and Soo!
Jen, me, Katie, Mark, Laura
Meredith and Anna breaking the wishbone
Tara, Megan and me

Billy, Victorya, Pam and Jamie

Justin and Adam
Soo, Holly and YoonHee
Justin and Jeff working on the turkeys 

Let's eat!
Let's talk!
You know it's a party in Asia when the front door looks like this

 And, just like last year, Thanksgiving weekend marks the contract deadline for next year. It's official-we'll be back at KIS for the 2015-16 school year.

Sadly, though, Katie won't be back. She's off to San Francisco for a new American Adventure.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Hurray for you guys on signing for another year! That picture of Irish with August is so precious. Happy late thanksgiving you guys!