Wedding Showers, Family, Ministry & Turkey (What We’ve Been Up To)

Hi everybody!

We hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We definitely did! Not sure if it has to do with the fact that we got 3 Thanksgiving meals out of it (not including leftovers), or just that we enjoyed the company, but either way it was a wonderful weekend of celebration!

First off, one of the wonderful things that I, Rachel, got to partake in this past month was a lovely trip to Grove City, PA, for a wedding shower! 

Yes, you might be confused because last blog post I told you that one of my brother just got married. You are correct, but I have 7 siblings, and this coming spring, one of my OTHER brothers are getting married!

Me and the few others that traveled from Cleveland had a lovely time at the shower. We also enjoyed the quaint little town of Grove city, and also the GINORMOUS outlet mall a few minutes from it! 

Here’s a few pictures from the shower:

 

We arrived early & walked to a cute coffee shop to warm up. Such a lovely town!

  

Here they are! The Bride & Groom to be! My brother, Josh, and his wonderful and beautiful fiance, Dabney!!

 

Of course, we will share about our Thanksgiving(s). On the actual day we went to Ben’s uncles and ate and played cards, as we do traditionally. Then we ventured to my (Rachel) side where we had about 30 people and two large tables to feast upon (yes, my family is quite large).

Another interesting thing that happened this Thanksgiving was that we had a couple friends from a different country join us for my family’s gathering. A father and his two daughters from Saudi Arabia came to join us. They are in the States through an organization called International Friends, and they wanted to spend Thanksgiving with an American family. They were all very sweet and we hoped they enjoyed themselves!

Here are some pictures from Thanksgiving day!

 

ONE of the large tables at Rachel’s family’s gathering.

 

We like to attempt to get a family photo when we can, even if we don’t all fit and not all of us are there!

  

 One of the many meals we got to enjoy Thanksgiving weekend was through the inner city ministry we are apart of called Reaping The Harvest Ministries. They held a “Cultural Thanksgiving Dinner” where people could bring dishes from the countries they were born/raised in. There are lots of people from different cultural backgrounds that we meet, as well as the people who head the ministry. It was a wonderful time of meeting new people, eating, and even people singing karaoke! 
Here are a few pictures!

Time to eat!!

 

Rachel with Zipporah & Tia from Reaping the Harvest Ministries

 
Thank you for reading and catching up on what we have been up to!

Just to get you in the Christmas mood, here’s a few cozy photos!!

   

  

Okay, this is more cute & silly than cozy, but it’s our munchkin cat wearing a lumberjack hat! How much cuter can you get?

We so appreciate everyone reading this to the end!! I know we can blog as much but we’re trying! 

Before you go:

• If you’re new to our blog and want to keep updated with us, go to our home page and click the subscribe button!

• Questions, comments? Any interesting traditions you do for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Comment on this post!

• We would love to hear from you and how you are! Our email: thecraigs@worldim.com

Thank you all so much! God bless you and have a merry Christmas!

-Ben&Rachel

One thought on “Wedding Showers, Family, Ministry & Turkey (What We’ve Been Up To)

  1. Thanks Rach!Very cozy Christmas pics (but Phoebe does not look like a happy lumberjack!)  Love you!Dad     From: benrachblog To: randyschlea@yahoo.com Sent: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 12:10 PM Subject: [New post] Wedding Showers, Family, Ministry & Turkey (What We’ve Been Up To) #yiv1341150759 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv1341150759 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv1341150759 a.yiv1341150759primaryactionlink:link, #yiv1341150759 a.yiv1341150759primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv1341150759 a.yiv1341150759primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv1341150759 a.yiv1341150759primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv1341150759 WordPress.com | benandrachelcraig posted: “Hi everybody!We hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We definitely did! Not sure if it has to do with the fact that we got 3 Thanksgiving meals out of it (not including leftovers), or just that we enjoyed the company, but either way it was” | |

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