Thursday, 16 December 2010

our first thanksgiving

The Saturday after Thanksgiving Joel and I hosted our very own first Thanksgiving. I loved the busy day in the kitchen, and it didn't seem hard to get everything together. We invited some good friends from Russia with their new baby Bogdan (the star, see above ;) and new Kazakh friends. They seemed to enjoy all the dishes and had never had a thanksgiving before so if something had gone wrong, no one would have guessed! I said it before, but this really made our house feel cozy and homelike. It already was to the two of us, but that feeling simply quadrupled with a full room.

We learned about Russian New Year salad, Kazakh food and horse meat (they promised to invite us over but I might have to play sick), Grandpa Frost, and other traditions, as well as exchanging stories and reading together.
We had our Christmas tree up, and Yelena made the lights flash to entertain Bogdan.
Joel and I were so happy.



Shokoofeh said...

How sweet! :) Love to see you and your love happy. xo

Tracy said...

What a fun time! I'm so glad that you were able to have your own Thanksgiving in your own home.

Rachel said...

You look happy in that picture! I don't think I've commented before; I'm not sure how I found your blog. Your profile interests/views seemed similar to mine, so I tagged your blog to my favorites and stop by now and then. :) I enjoy reading about happy housewives for inspiration (and hope :) - God bless you in your new marriage!