A European Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, even though we are living in a country where Thanksgiving is not celebrated, we were able to in spite of many obstacles, prepare and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We have so much to be thankful for!

-We are thankful for the US Military Base, which allowed us to shop for American Thanksgiving staples you can't buy here, like a Turkey, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and cornbread

-We are thankful Jess knew how to cook a turkey, which is not an easy task

-We are thankful our families back home shared all their recipes and advice for us girls cooking our first Thanksgiving dinner

-We are thankful our giant turkey fit in the oven, and that we were able to find a way to cook our American size portions in a European kitchen

-We are thankful Jill and her family opened up their house to all of us crazy Americans

-We are thankful for all the friends we have made living in Luxembourg

-We are thankful to be living so close to so many other Americans who make this feel like home

-We are thankful to have the ability to purchase and prepare a meal so large that it couldn't be finished by 12 people (10 of which are athletes) and we are very thankful for Thanksgiving day leftovers.

-We are thankful that after 5 years of dating, 1.5 years of engagement, and 3 months of being married we were finally able to spend our first Thanksgiving together! Every year in the past we have been in different cities, states, or countries due to basketball.

-We are thankful for the amazing meal and celebration we shared with all of our new friends!