Thursday, December 17, 2009
Since our non-event Turkey Day last year, we've met Eliza and Sergio, an American from Ohio and her Spanish husband. And, through Eliza, we've also met Devon and Mike, a Canadian and her Irish husband. So, we had a great group to celebrate with this year. Adding to that, Devon and Mike brought baby Matthew who was born in late September, and Eliza and Sergio had baby Elliot who was born on November 19, just one week before Thanksgiving.
Here's a picture of the new cutie pies:
We ended up celebrating on the Friday after Turkey day, to give Eliza and Sergio and extra day to settle in with their new baby, and also because I had a doctor appointment on Thursday evening. It turned out great for Mike as well since he would have had to leave early to go to work on Thursday.
Eliza and Sergio hosted us all at their place and everyone contributed different dishes to the feast...and a feast it was!! We had most of the traditional things: a turkey with gravy, green bean casserole, dressing, scalloped potatoes, broccoli casserole, mashed potatoes, corn, peas, bread, cranberry sauce, salad, apple pie with ice cream, and pumpkin cheesecake. By the end of the meal, the kitchen was a mess, and we were all completely stuffed with plenty of leftovers for everyone to take home and enjoy.
We ate, talked, and relaxed out on the patio until all the little ones AND the parents got tired and everyone went home. Thanks to our friends, it was truly a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration...
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