Thursday, November 22, 2012

Last German Thanksgiving

Our family's first German Thanksgiving, 2010

This will be my last expatriated Thanksgiving, at least for a while.

My first thanksgiving here was in 2010. Steven and I had barely started dating, and he had his family make me a Thanksgiving dinner so I'd feel at home. It was the sweetest gesture and I cried, a lot.

The second Thanksgiving was the least traditional. Newlyweds, we spent the long weekend in Montpellier France and gave thanks over delicious fondue.

This year, we're doing Thanksgiving right. There will be turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and green bean casserole. I will be the only American at the table as we enjoy this American holiday, but that's okay. Any opportunity to spend time with family (especially now as we're nearing the end of our time here) is welcome with big wide open arms.

There is so much in this world to be grateful for, and our world changes for the better the minute we remember that.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Gill said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Jenna said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! I'm sure you guys are going to have the most delicious feast together :) Jurgen's in cape town on business so ours has to wait, but we'll be doing one as soon as he gets back.


Van Nguyen said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

ifs ands Butts said...

Happy Thanksgiving Daryl! I'd claim the whole pumpkin pie for myself too ;)

Tessa Lynn said...

My family just a had our first Thanksgiving in Spain! We got together with the few other Americans in our church. It's so fun to carry on traditions in different countries!
Tessa Lynn

DaenelT said...

How incredibly sweet of the family to do that for you! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Aspiring Kennedy said...

I think fondue is the perfect substitute for turkey and dressing :)


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