Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Leisure Bay, South Africa

Around the first of December we went on vacation with our friends the Warner's. We went to a place called Leisure Bay, South Africa which is on the east coast of South Africa just south of Durban. This makes our 3rd year of going to the same location and we love this place. We saw a few things we haven't ever seen before...a snake that got too close for comfort and a large shark being caught just off shore. Fun memories!

We stumbled upon this random guy pulling something in
from the shore...a shark!!


The boys in their redskins gear found this redskins
football in a store all the way in South Africa

Our unwanted snake visitor-either a green mamba or a tree snake, both poisonous.
We had a professional hunter around and he picked it up...yikes!!

All the kids building a sand castle
We played a game of FEAR FACTOR with the kids

Fear factor: Who can collect the most marbles in ice with their toes

Fear factor: Hard boiled or raw egg test

Fear factor: Taste test
Fear factor: Eating all the whipped cream and candies the fastest, no hands
Fear factor: Eating chicken feet
the warner's and turner's

our beautiful girl


the view from our porch

our family

friends forever: Bradyn and Riley

Christmas Day

Here are a few photos from Christmas Day. We are thankful for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who was born to save us from our sins!
Our family

Opening stockings...each kid got a Dr. Pepper which is a rare treat here!

Santa left a scavenger hunt for the kids to find their gifts

Gumball machine


Daddy got an Arsenal shirt, his favorite soccer team

Michael and Emily joined us for Christmas and brought these
awesome glasses

Our sweet kids

our sweet kids wearing their fun glasses

Chatting with family and opening their gifts

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve, we have always celebrated with our mission family since moving overseas. Although there were just 3 of us families around this year, we still had a great time. Here's a little bit of how we celebrate :)
Family Feud Game: Warner's vs McTurner's (McDaniel's and Turner's)
Torie vs Emily

Bradyn vs Riley
Question: "Name a Christmas tradition" Bradyn's answer "Lion Tamer"
 Decorating Gingerbread Houses
Bradyn loving life


Rhett-he was really excited :)

Cooking in the kitchen
 Crowns from our Christmas Poppers

Our mission family
 White Elephant Christmas Gift Exchange

We had such a fun time together! We are thankful that although we are far away from our families in the States, we have family to celebrate with here in Botswana.

Merry Christmas from Botswana!!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Click this link to view our 2015 Turner Christmas Video