Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sister Hansen invited any of the Baton Rouge Zone missionaries who didn't have dinner appointments to share Thanksgiving at the Mission Home and anyone who wanted to stop by and say "hi" could come at any time. We had 17 total, but I'm sure many more will drop in for dessert or games. This was probably one of the most relaxed days that missionaries have during the year. It was nice that they could just "hang out."

While the games happened in the family room, Sister Hansen, Maddie, Sophie and I were getting our Thanksgiving Feast ready in the kitchen. The three Hansen ladies had made 5 beautiful pies last night and President Hansen made cornbread dressing and horseradish green beans. I think he also was responsible for the turkey this morning. My contribution was pretzel salad, pea salad, mashed potatoes and pumpkin rolls.
Elder Soper, Elder Bracken & Elder Sato playing a game I've never heard of with Pres. Hansen and a few other elders.

Turkey with all the sides.

Elder Sato and Elder Hansen

Elder Smiley, Elder Soper and Elder Sato
Ready to eat!

Maddie (left) and Sophie with 2 of their beautiful and delicious pies
Sister Hansen and Maddie
It's been wonderful for Sister Hansen to have family here. Three years is a long time to be away.

Sister Ririe is an accomplished pianist. She sat down after dinner and began playing Christmas carols. The Christmas Season has begun!
The Game Room

Serious Game Players
Serious kitchen help! These 3 insisted on doing dishes, so we let them.
Elder Hansen (not related to the President), Elder Bracken and Elder Soper

All in all, it was a very pleasant Thanksgiving Day. If you can't be with your family then there's no one better to be with than Missionaries!

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