Trying a little bit of everything at the Embassy Thanksgiving.

Trying a little bit of everything at the Embassy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m backdating this post because I was a slacker and didn’t get it written until weeks later. But I didn’t want to leave the holiday postings incomplete. This year I had, not one, not two, but THREE Thanksgiving celebrations. Ya, it was pretty awesome.

It started on the day before the holiday with a lovely potluck with the embassy staff with turkeys provided by the Ambassador and DCM. And then A and I went over to a friend’s house for a big celebration on the actual day (N wasn’t feeling well, so he stayed home to rest). They had invited over 20 people! So we had two grown-up tables and a kids’ table and lots of great food and socializing.

We also wanted to host our own event with some local folks. But they weren’t working on the American holiday calendar. So we waited until Sunday afternoon when it was convenient for everyone and had another lovely Thanksgiving dinner with friends from Iceland, Germany, Israel and Scotland. It was a lot of fun to be able to share our American tradition with friends that hadn’t experienced it before. And we counted them among the things we are thankful for this year!

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! Happy Holidays!