Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Last year, since my dolls had such a big Halloween bash, they were too tired out for Thanksgiving and just had a small Colonial affair. This year, though, tons of dolls got together to thank God, talk with each other, and enjoy good food:
The Colonists had a special tea party.
Mia, Kirsten, Addy, Cecile, Samantha and Nellie enjoyed lasagna and carrot cake.
Nicki, Jonathon, Saila, and Kanani cut into the turkey and gobbled it down with corn, muffins, broccoli and cheese.
Melody, Jamie, Kohanna, and Kennedy had a vegetarian dinner of green things and salad.
And as you can tell I was running out of food, poor Alexis, Saige, Sophie, Tris, and Laurel had to be content with hot dogs, muffins, and french fries.
My sister recently came back from a mission trip to Guatemala so my dolls celebrated the work she did there by having a Thanksgiving feast in her honor. My sister worked with women, praying for and with them, and helping them as much as possible.
She was amazed to see that even though so many people of Guatemala were terribly poor, living with no running water, a dirt floor, no washer/dryer or anything we take for granted, they were rich in spirit, praising God in the blessings they had and relying on him for whatever they need.
For celebrations, Guatemalan women would wear colorful skirts and embroidered blouses.
Meat is a delicacy in the poorer parts of Guatemala where my sister worked. Because it is so expensive, many people only eat it for special occasions.
Miranda happens to be wearing an authentically made in Guatemala outfit! I was at a church rummage sale and happened to spot this outfit. When I read the tag I couldn’t believe it was made from a Guatemalan woman who makes doll outfits and sells them at bazaars.
Here are close ups of the rest of the Guatemalan clan: