Things To Smile About

Sixty degree fall weather made a quick appearance last weekend! I’m hoping it decides to visit again soon and stay forever. Fall is my favorite season. The color on the trees, the cool weather that’s perfect for scarves and sweaters…

I miss some things about fall we had in the states: pumpkin spice lattes, corn mazes, football games… But there are many things I am smiling about this fall in Turkey!

Some color on the trees and vines (even though we’ve had mostly 80 degree weather!):


Fall leaves in Ankara


This candle.… Even if I can’t drink a pumpkin spice latte, our house can smell like one! (David got this for me when he was at the U.S. military base. He also got me a Rice Krispie Treat and Cheez-Its. He sure knows the ways to this girl’s heart.)


Pumpkin Yankee Candle


A sweet thank you card from the cutest little Asian kindergartener:


A thank you card from a kindergartener


The beautiful roses outside the entrance to the school:


Roses outside the school


The impressive work my Computer Graphic Design students are creating:


Computer Graphic Design high school class projects


Great deals at the mall… I got this cute necklace for 5 lira (less than $3 USD), originally 20 lira! I’m still a bargain shopper even in Turkey. This reminds me of my late grandma; she always liked owls:


Own Necklace


Evening walks with wonderful friends… I took this photo in Kizilay. Let’s pretend these are Christmas decoration lights:


Nighttime in Kizilay, Turkey


I have much to smile about here in my new home! To name a few more: worshipping with other believers in church on Sunday; diving deeper into the Word in the women’s Bible study I attend; hearing sweet, little voices greet us in the mornings at school; getting to know students more through extra curricular activities… the list goes on and on! God has truly blessed us here!

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  • Reply Sara Campbell

    I hope you all know that YOU are a blessing to us. Thank you for your positive outlook, it blesses me!

    October 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm
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