Saturday, November 24, 2012

Required Thanksgiving Post

Our Thanksgiving was a big success!  The food was delicious, so much so that I'm going to hound my friend to get the stuffing recipe from the host.  I mean it was one of the best I've ever had.  They didn't get fancy, there was turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, turnips (didn't have any), gravy, rolls and a couple of salads.  My family traditions of mac and cheese, lasagna (we are in no way Italian), green beans/collard greens, corn, cornbread and baked chicken were not present, but you know what those dishes that were there were so freaking good it made me appreciate the simplicity! Unfortunately everyone loved it soo much there were no leftovers!

We ended up leaving the kids behind because 6:30 was just way too late considering that is bedtime.  We left Z watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which she totally loved.  She was wandering around playing pretend wind instruments and trying to dance like the Rockettes.  

This weekend we are putting up the tree and trying to coordinate as many Christmas activities as possible.  All of the malls will be decorated with Christmas trees, ribbons, presents, etc, but there's no Santa to take pics with, for that you have to head to one of the hotels or festivals held at a lot of the schools. The trick is RSVPing before they are all booked up.  As you can imagine, it can be in high demand for the events with tons of expats who want to attend.  We've already planned for soem cookie decorating, at home and out and about.  Carolling is scheduled, now it's tracking down a Santa appearance.

 


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