Monday, November 21, 2011

Giving Thanks!

We were known for doing Thanksgiving Big, back in the States. We would invite everyone we knew over to bring a dish and celebrate Thanksgiving together. Your friends are the ones that often times become your family when you move away. It just make sense to invite them over when you are celebrating thankfulness and blessings.

When I first met Phil his Thanksgiving gatherings would include 70 to 80 people at his bachelor pad. When we got married, and no longer had use of the big house, we had a yearly gathering at our home with a smaller group of 20-25. Now that we are here in Germany we do not have the space to have everyone over so we had to cut it down to 15 on Friday evening. Even though it was a smaller group it was still a wonderful and warm time with great friends.

A few of the cooks

Getting excited about the homemade mashed potatoes

We even had a few pilgrims and Indians join the feast.

After dinner we moved into the living room for games and a lot of laughing. It was a great evening.

We will be celebrating Thanksgiving II on the 29th with another group of friends from church. We have so much to be thankful for.

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