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Nov '11

Thanksgiving in Australia 2011

Thanksgiving, an American holiday in a land far far away…

To me Thanksgiving is something different than it used to be.  It used to be a time to share and give thanks with my own family.  My Gramma would come visit, my cousins in toe, my Mother would work all day cooking the biggest feast for us to share together.  Much of this time when I was at University, my brother and I would come home to be together.  And my Dad (I miss you Dad), cooked the big giant turkey.  He would carve, and laugh and share the day with us.  After dinner he would watch the football game, beer in hand, and fall asleep.  Thanksgiving is a time for family to be together.

My Thanksgiving in Australia celebrations are a time for me to share these feelings of family and love with my new family and friends.  I am thankful for everything I have here and for the new life that I have been given.

Without my friends I would be no one, no where.  They lift me up to believe in myself, that I can be whatever I want to be, do whatever I want to do.

I am happy to share my feast of love and friendship with those that add value to my life.  Thank you my dear friends.

I hope you enjoy our pictures this year, we did two turkeys my mom’s famous stuffing recipes and backed mac and cheese, my father-in-law did a beautiful ham as always, and all our guests brought all the fixings. Desserts consisted of one pumpkin pie, a pecan pie, peach cobbler, and my first pumpkin cheesecake ever (yum!).

I want to especially thank my bestie Norelle, and all the girls that did the dishes clean up… you are my savours!

It was a success, and we had the biggest table ever this year, thanks to all that came to celebrate my special day with me.  These are my family, my American and Australian friends:

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