Last year we celebrated Thanksgiving just the 4 of us. Josh was still recovering from his knee surgery and we really didn’t have any friends. It was the first time we’d ever celebrated “alone”. And it sucked. I hated it. We were alone in yet another country. The anger took over me for a long time – especially over the holiday season. Continue reading
When I first thought about writing my annual Thanksgiving entry, all I could think about was how thankful I am that 2014 is almost over. It’s been a tough year and there is no sugar coating how hard it was and how happy I am to see 2015 on the horizon. Continue reading
We obviously don’t have Thanksgiving here in Spain. After all, last I checked, the Spaniards had nothing to do with settling in America… oh well, they did have Christopher Columbus who discovered America. But I guess that doesn’t count. Anyways, Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday here and I don’t expect it will be.
However, that doesn’t mean we don’t still celebrate. Just a little differently. First off, we don’t do it on Thursday. The kids have school and Josh has work, this year in Amsterdam so it’s not even like he’s close enough to celebrate in the evening. Regardless, we shift our Thanksgiving to the Saturday after – my thought is that it shouldn’t matter when we celebrate a day of giving thanks as long as we do it! Continue reading
It’s that time of year again – the holidays!! I have faced the holidays with a much more positive attitude this year than I did last year. This is my favorite time of year full of tons of traditions between our family and our friends. And it makes me miss home even more.
But knowing that last year we managed just fine thru the holiday season AND we even enjoyed it despite being away from home, gave me a good feeling that this year, yet again, we’d be ok. And I was right. Continue reading
We have a lot to be thankful in our house this year. We’ve had an amazing year with an opportunity to experience a different way of life that most people don’t ever get to have. We both have jobs that we love (and in this economy the fact that we have jobs is something to be thankful for as well). We’ve been able to travel this year to Continue reading
Knowing how the holidays are starting earlier and earlier these days in the States, I figured it wasn’t too early to do a holiday blog entry because it’s starting to look a lot like Christmas here too! While Josh was here in Barcelona for most of December last year, coming home for Christmas and New Years, this will be the first time we will be here for the holidays. We opted to not come home this year since in reality, and not to be blunt, Continue reading