We were extremely excited about the holiday and somehow in the midst of everything we invited over 23 people (12 adults 11 kids). Needless today we were a full house. This is only half the room, but our whole living room was full of tables and a lot of people. We invited over all our American friends as well as some of our Luxembourgish friends and we had a really great time. It did make us appreciate how difficult it is to do an American holiday outside of America. We had to special order our turkeys from the American Women's Club and trying to figure out how to make traditional dishes here was just a little challenging. But in the end E and her friends made an awesome dinner and it was really nice to sit down and share a Thanksgiving day meal with all our friends.
Mr. L loves the turkey legs and it was really funny this year to watch him share his turkey leg with his other friends at his table. They kept passing the turkey leg around and took turns biting the leg...
Here's to hoping that none of the kids get sick!
So to feed 23 people we needed a ton of food. In the end we ate 3 turkeys, 4 different pots/types of mashed potatoes, 8 different desserts, side dishes as far as your eye could see, and finally drinks in abundance. We all enjoyed ourselves and it was great to have some of the homemade treats that are associated with the holidays.
Ms. H loved just hanging out and watching what was going on. She didn't eat very much, although she loved the drinks (surprise) and she did seem to be able to muster the ability to down some peanut-butter chocolate pie.
E says she looks worried in this picture, actually she is, because she ran out of pie!
Of course what is Thanksgiving without a visit from Snow White.
After all is said and done, while we didn't have Thanksgiving on the exact day, we did learn that it is more about spending the time together than its about what day you spend the time together.
Our first four months in Luxembourg have definitely helped us learn and understand how much we love and are appreciative of the life we had back in the USA. Although, the time here so far has really made us come out of our comfort zones and really grow and learn to be grateful for the time that we have here. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!