Posts Tagged ‘thanksgiving’

Thanksgiving 2008 – in pictures

We celebrated Thanksgiving earlier this year, when Ms. Thaing and her B-Boy brother came to visit at the end of October. I posted previously our menu, but only today realized I never posted the pictures! It was a great meal, with great friends and even the pies (thanks Mom for sending me the pecans!) were delicious!!!
I’m learning to make lots of food from scratch here in Germany. We just don’t have foods that I considered convenience foods – i.e. premade pie crusts, pecans, canned pumpkin, much less pie plates. Thanks to my college piano teacher, I have a few more disposable pie plates that have yet to be destroyed … but I’ll have to find a long-term substitute as I make lots of pies/quiches lately!
To all my American friends and family, I pray this this Thanksgiving weekend brings you the ability to take the time to reflect on our lives and all that we have to be thankful for … good health, family, friends, and for me, a healthy pregnancy!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!

B-Boy and I both celebrated birthdays at the end of October … so one pie was for him and the other was for me!

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Sitting at home, in Duelmen, instead of in Berlin

and why?

Because I’m not feeling that great.

I haven’t been all week, but I just chalked it up to not getting enough sleep. (I tend to get anxious just before a big event – like getting cloth diapers, or visiting friends, or a big meeting …)

But nope. I’m just feeling crappy.

We were supposed to have taken the fast train yesterday out to Berlin to hang out with some amazing (newish) friends and celebrate Thanksgiving.

But nope.

We’re sitting at home, bored out of our minds. Knowing that had we taken that train, we’d be having a blast.

I asked Bubba Joe’s dad to call my high-risk doc today though – just needed to find out what to do just in case. There’s not one specific thing that has me feeling icky – I am nauseous but can eat. I feel a bit crampy sometimes too. And at both my midwife and my regular OB appointments they commented that my belly was hard (which I only later learned COULD be an indicator of preterm labor).

They (the high-risk docs office) gave him what to watch out for.


But I really wanted to be overwhelmed with Berlin … looking at the wide selection of english books, the sheer joy of being in Berlin, hanging out with amazing people, Bubba Joe having fun too.

I have a headache now too … I think I’ll go lay down.

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Thanksgiving on Halloween

Today, we are celebrating Thanksgiving.

Ms. Thaing and her brother, T-Boy, are visiting for the week.

Our menu consists of:

Turkey Ballotine
Green Beans
Wild Rice Stuffing
Butternut Squash Soup
Pumpkin Pie
and last but absolutely not least
Pecan Pie


Hopefully I’ll remember to take some pictures!

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