Saturday, November 29, 2008

I Remember Thanksgiving

Afternoon Tea at the Orangery in Kensington Gardens.

Peppermint tea... I'll have a few lumps of sugar with that!

A cucumber sandwich fort.

Scones with clotted cream and jam. 
Me and L.C.
Celebrating Thanksgiving abroad was great. Of course it wasn't same without American football, mom's candied yams, a million pies to choose from, and all the family around, but it was still a great time. We went and had traditional afternoon tea at the Orangery in Kensington Gardens. It was so much fun! Everyone dressed up, and I finally got to wear my vintage gloves from Portobello Road.

At night, we had a small devotional, sang "count your many blessings," and had a traditional thanksgiving feast. The Schulers (the couple who runs the BYU London Centre) really went all out. There were five turkeys! Sister Schuler even got pumpkin pie, which is pretty unavailable here. There was a lot of merriment at dinner. We even broke out into singing "God Bless the USA." haha.

After dinner, a few girls and I went and saw the musical "The Lion King." It was so good! I absolutely loved it. The costumes and the ways they created the animals were so awesome, and the music is still as great as it was when I was seven years old. I'm not gonna lie, it kind of made me want to watch the old animated version again.  Loved it.

It was a really great Thanksgiving full of fun and merriment. I have a lot to be grateful for this year.


Jane said...

Holli, you're cute. that black flower headband is adorable. what a beautiful place to be for Thanksgiving. I love all of your pictures. keep posting!!!

Jacob said...

Great pics! that food is making me hungry.

Lauren said...

yay i made it onto holli's thanksgiving blog... that basically means i am your favorite right? anyhow. i guess i should just take the time here to say you are a classy lady holli... red gloves and all.

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Anonymous said...

bah! so cute. and fun. your outfit is awesome. we should probably have a tea party when you get back too.