Sunday, November 25, 2012

Oh the Places You'll Go...

We have had a couple chances recently to do some sightseeing! Fortunately, our city has many interesting things to see, so we wanted to share some with you.

On this day, we walked out of the house and realized that we were both wearing gray beanies, black jackets, jeans, and the same brand/style of shoes! Does that mean we are spending too much time together?

Feed the birds... and we will try to rip you off and make you pay a fortune!

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire =), and one of our favorite lunch places.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Joneses! I hope your day was as restful and wonderful as ours was. We are missing you all very much during this time...

We went to a get-together with some friends. I was responsible for making and bringing the green bean casserole. Considering I had to substitute canned green beans with frozen, canned soup with powdered, and I had to make the french-fried onions from scratch, I think it turned out pretty decent! 

Our spread and feast was full and complete! Stuffing, home-made rolls, turkey, gravy, green bean casserole, salad, mashed potatoes, carrot souffle, cider, coffee, desserts, and much more! 

We sang songs and created a thankfulness tree.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Trip to the Water

We went on a date and took public transportation to a nearby "beach". It was pretty beautiful.

I topped the date off with some pistachio ice cream - sooo good!

Friday, November 16, 2012


Since being here, I have been encouraged and in many ways forced to attempt to cook more. This has definitely been a blessing as it helps me feel more confident about being able to be more flexible in regards to surviving without pre-made frozen foods. The other day I tried out a chicken chili recipe and it was SO delicious I could have kept eating it all day. Yay for cooking!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Another Nature Outing!

We love nature, and I think we are coming to appreciate it more and more since we are in such a big crowded city! Here are some pictures from our recent outing in the forest.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Outdoor Adventure

The other day, we spent the day exploring the city with friends and enjoying God's beautiful creation! Here are some pictures from the day.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Two things

Cats are very loved here and they are everywhere!

This last weekend was a holiday, and our neighbors brought us home-made walnut baklava! It was delicious and we can't wait to return the gesture with one of our favorite treats!