Day 120: The Thanksgiving That Was

I wasn’t planning on making a Thanksgiving dinner tonight and then April and Steve sent us a care package yesterday that inspired me to make one anyway!  It included stuffing, gravy, cranberries and pumpkin filling and spices.  I just had to add the fresh ingredients, no problem! I would have made a pie, but I couldn’t find a pie crust anywhere, and trying to make one from scratch just wasn’t on my fun list.

Jeff picked up the kids from school and practice so that I could get cooking a little earlier than normal. It was really nice to actually have a Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving, together as a family in Holland, especially since I’m really homesick this week. April was making Diane’s potato casserole tonight from the Ponderosa Cookbook, so I decided to make the same casserole so we could “share” a dish. It was the one cookbook I actually packed from home. We also had roasted turkey breast, fresh bread, cranberries, stuffing, the potato casserole, gravy, green beans with toasted almonds, and roasted brussel sprouts with bacon!  Mmm…I set the table with a candle for each person in honor of the lights that have gone out this year, along with a love note.  Dinner was yummy and my heart is content.


We enjoyed chatting on Facetime with Dylan and his family, and chatting with Julie, and sharing  connections on Facebook – such great ways to stay connected with loved ones when we can’t be together. I’m thankful for technology!!

Wishing you all a great day with family and friends, thankful that we’re sharing this journey together.



6 thoughts on “Day 120: The Thanksgiving That Was

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. What a wonderful, exciting adventure you are all having. Christmas in Holland should be very special.

    • Thank you Rosaine! I hope you had a great dinner with loved ones! All is well in Holland and we’re getting ready for Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet next, followed by Christmas and New Years! Phew… lots to see and do and experience. Much love, Adriana

  2. That is a perfect Thanksgiving Day full of thankfulness and celebrated the right way! I am so thankful for your light that brightens my life no matter where you are!!! You and your family are a blessing and a gift!
    Love you sister pants!

  3. I wore my Stella and Dot earrings to April’s in honor of you on Thanksgiving! Missed you and your whole family, especially this weekend. So wonderful you all had a celebration and I so love the connections we had over the phone and a shared potato casserole. 🙂


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