Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Thanksgiving in Florence

Happy Thanksgiving readers!

This year was a tad bit difficult for us but we made the very most of it and I have to say...we enjoyed it so much! This was the very first year both of us were celebrating one of our favorite holidays without our families. I'm not going to lie...I was sad thinking about thanksgiving leading up to it.  How will this work? Can we get a turkey in Italy? What do you mean I have to work Thursday and Friday? Will we get to make a wish with the wishbone????

We were invited by a group of lovely people to a dinner on thanksgiving day. After work Brandon and I brought over our dishes we made and had a great night with new friends. It was the best feeling celebrating a holiday with others going through what we were. Sure we are all in Italy for different reasons and lengths of times...but we all had one thing in common...being away from home. We are so thankful to have been a part of the amazing dinner!

Saturday was our turn to host a friendsgiving in our new home. Brandon ordered our 14 pound turkey from a local butcher, made the most amazing mashed potatoes and a sweet potato casserole that was to die for. literally i f**king died. I made cinnamon sugar cake balls and each guest brought a dish. It felt like home but with new friends and it was so nice!! We went through 10 bottles of wine and tried to understand as much Italian as possible. Success!

I am so thankful for my amazing husband. He does so much for us to make sure our lives are perfect. No matter where we are in the world he is doing everything and anything to make sure we are both happy. I am madly in love with that man and I can't thank him enough for everything he does.

I am thankful for my family who I miss more than words. Sometimes I feel so weak being so freaking homesick. "Brandi, it's only been 8 months...SNAP OUT OF IT". but I can't. We went from seeing our families all the time to niente. nada. nothing. so strange. BUT in 18 days I will be jumping on everyone!!! I am dying. My mom said it's not too early to wait at the airport. ;)

I am so thankful for our friends! Our LA friends and our Italian friends who have made Italy home. We love you all more than words and we are so thankful for your support! We honestly have some of the greatest people in our lives!

Oh ya, and if you were wondering...Brandon and I made a wish with our wishbone. :)

From my family to yours...we hope you had a happy thanksgiving and got to spend time with the ones you love.



Tina Bradley said...

Sounds like you had a lovely holiday--despite missing loved ones from across the miles. The tree, table and feast are fab! :) T.

marie said...

ooo.. i can't wait to hear about your wish coming true!! <3

Evi said...

Lovely photos!! So cute! Such a cozy atmosphere! Thank you for stopping by!

Come back soon to visit me on The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

Evi xoxo

Couture Carrie said...

How lovely, darling!
Need to make those candy corn treats next year ~ so fun!


Katelin said...

aw your thanksgiving looks awesome! love all the decorations and those cake balls look delectable.

E said...

Aw, this food looks amazing! I'm sure I would be homesick too, but I'm so jealous of your Italian adventures!

Elle Sees said...

it looks just like the real thing, if that makes sense! so glad you were able to have it over there!

Tuesday Chronicles said...

awwwww I feel bad whining now about not being able to see my family on Thanksgiving.. they only live in LA and I'm in SF! But I'm glad to hear you still had a wonderful thanksgiving anyway, the food looked so yummy!!!


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