Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Give thanks

Last Saturday I hosted my first Austrian-American Thanksgiving!! Last year I really fell in love with this wonderful tradition and at that time a year ago I was sure that either I will come to the States for this holiday or that I will host my own party!
I sent out invitations about a month ago and even though not everyone could make it to our Thanksgiving celebration, it was a huge success!! I did the planning long in advance and made a list where I put down what people will bring and so it was quite easy for me to plan a shopping list for everything else!!IMG_0611 IMG_0612 IMG_0617
At the moment I feel like one of the luckiest people on earth! I have such a great family that was/is/will be always there for me, I have great friends who are all special in their own way, I do have amazing friends all over this planet (which I value from day to day more and more!!), and I am healthy and I have enough to eat and live in a safe environment. What can I ask for? I’m so blessed!!!IMG_0616 IMG_0613 IMG_0618 
All in all we ate so much turkey and other stuff that pretty much everyone got tired very early and so we went home at 11pm. Since there were so many leftovers I introduced my Austrian fellows to doggy bags and they really like that idea!!IMG_0621 IMG_0631 IMG_0633