Thanksgiving 2013

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This Thanksgiving has been incredible. My English colleagues thought it was pretty hilarious that I was spending the meal in the classroom, crammed between pencil cases and backpacks. Obviously it’s not a holiday here in Italy, but on the actual day we were coincidentally served turkey. Trust me, it tasted a lot better than it looked. That afternoon, I brought Thanksgiving to my students, sharing a meal together ‘family-style’, each saying something we were thankful for. There is nothing more darling than 26 young people taking a moment to consider what they are genuinely thankful for..IMG_9645My ‘real’ Thanksgiving dinner was actually a delicious meal of sushi, with my most favorite person.

IMG_9677IMG_9678To extend the holiday, we had friends over for a potluck Thanksgiving. The entire day snow fell lightly outside our window, as the house was perfumed with the yummy smells of the holidays. Our table was filled with friends from all over the globe, which made for wonderful company. IMG_9679 IMG_9681Berninis by Rickie. IMG_9685Luca’s first turkey carving experience.
IMG_9688Gravy girls – success!

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IMG_9703 IMG_9704IMG_9711 IMG_9714 IMG_9716What’s Thanksgiving without a little charades? The night ended in true Italian style; by dancing it all off. The weekend was capped off by celebrating Luca’s father’s 70th birthday, at a darling little restaurant, La Coletta. It’s located on a little lake, right next to the Alps, making for a stunning view. So much to be thankful for this year ❤

IMG_9743 IMG_9748 IMG_9753” Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”  W.T. Publiser

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