November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, 2011

Sending you and your families warm wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are headed off to explore Sicily's Nebrodi Mountains for a few days with friends. We have so much to be thankful for and while savoring our final year in Sicily, we are also starting to get excited about our next destination. We recently found out we will be moving to the Washington, DC area...history, culture, friends, family, and all sorts of other good things waiting to be discovered. We are thrilled.

I like Maya Angelou's advice about eating (step away from the counter and join the table) and yellow legal pads (write down every little thing). In between eating and hiking, I am planning to do some writing. Wouldn't the world be a better place if we all took just a few minutes to sit down with a yellow legal pad and make a gratitude list? I admit that sounds kind of cheesy, but I do believe it's true. Stopping to acknowledge and appreciate what we have is a very good and necessary thing. Hope your table is graced with good food, hope you are surrounded by love and good memories, and hope your list is very long and full. Happy Thanksgiving!

11 comments:

stacy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to our family! Missing you today and hoping we will be together next year in DC!!!

likeschocolate said...

How exciting that you will be moving to the D.C. area! Have fun on your little trip.

Martha said...

It snows in DC, you do know that don't you? We lived in Vienna, end of the Orange line metro. I'll be happy to answer any questions about the area and glad you are moving there not me

Mohawk & Hudson said...

Awesome! We will be in the same time zone and state! Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Corinne said...

I've been hoping an annoucement like that would be coming soon :) Good for you AND good for me!! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I might actually see you again, as my sister lives in WDC. I would love to spend a couple years there, lucky you!
Tara in Fla.

Karla said...

Glad you got your next assignment in DC. I miss a lot about living in that area....except the traffic. :) Imagination Stage and the Strathmore were some of the Bethesda places we frequented together and with the kids. Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! We spent part of the weekend in NOLA and had a great time.

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Thanks for all of the kind words. Hope you all had a very nice Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

And yes, Martha, I am well aware of that chilly snow issue...not so happy about that and already planning to stock up on long johns and good snow boots :)

If any of you are ever in the DC area, we would love to get together! And keep the DC advice coming we'll need it.

Sophie said...

I remember Thanksgiving in the USA. Heaps of yummy food... and American football on the telly :)

Emily M. said...

happy belated thanksgiving! washington DC sounds like a wonderful next stop. being close to family will be so nice. when i read washington i got a little excited, hoping you'd be at one of the military bases in WA state. :) anyway, my husband would adore living in that area. so much history!

CPWH said...

Lucia Maria:) I'm thrilled that you and the family are coming to the area. Email me with any questions. I work in Montgomery County Public Schools too. Xoxoxoxoxo