Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

This is our first Thanksgiving Day celebrating as a family in the US ever. Goodbye "Having to roast pumpkin from SCRATCH to make a pumpkin pie," (you can't get canned pumpkin in Europe OR the Middle East) goodbye "Chicken as a stand in turkey," (in Lebanon, you may find a frozen butterball, but other than that... nada, nowhere) goodbye "Making your own cranberry sauce from scratch," (Swedish lingon may SEEM the same, but it really is not) goodbye "No bacon in the stuffing," (I don't have to explain!) and goodbye "The entire dinner is kind of like a hotch-potch of different cultures and religions because that's as good as we could do." No, this is the real deal, and we are so excited! But wait. We kind of miss the expat holiday version too. Reading friend's updates of not being able to find this or that to make this holiday perfect makes me... nostalgic.

So, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Wherever you may be.

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