Sunday, November 30, 2008

Better Late Than Never!

So it wasn't celebrated on Thursday, but yesterday we did manage to have a traditional (and delicious) Thanksgiving dinner! Our friends Maya and Amer were kind enough to offer themselves up for the task and expertly put together a beautiful Thanksgiving meal for 15 people. We had the all important turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and cranbery sauce, topped off with a delicious apple crumble. What more could you ask for? Of course, we couldn't ignore the bounty of our new land so there was also hummous and guacamole appetizers.

For our two English friends it was their first Thanksgiving, so I had to take a few minutes to tell the Thanksgiving story, even including the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, for historical accuracy. Lisa also lead the charge in making every person in the room stand up and say what they are thankful for (thanks Mom, we can't shake it now)! All of our friends obliged and the list ranged from: graduating from college, to having cranberry sauce, but most importantly to sharing the day with the friends and family who are in Dubai with us. Ahh, now that's the spirit I was looking for!
Shannan joins us for Thanksgiving.

Chop those gizzards, Maya!

Why is the Englishman the one carving the turkey?

Enlightening our friends across the pond on the Thanksgiving Story.


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