Sunday, December 1, 2013

5th Annual Brno Thanksgiving

This weekend was the 5th Brno Thanksgiving.  I can't believe it's been five whole years since the first one.  It's a lot of work but it is so worth it to get everyone together and enjoy the day.  The good thing is that after five years I've pretty much got a system in place.

This year was a little different though.  First of all it was the first time it's been a destination party.  Eiko flew in from Sweden.  Liz and James flew in from England.  Natalie flew in from London, after only a few days of flying back from New Zealand.  Brian even finally made it here from Florida.

Little Tünde and Artíček
The party seems to get a little bigger each year and for good reason I suppose.  This is the first year that we've had babies here.  Three of them - Tünde, Artur, and Adam.     

My tradition is that before we eat, everyone has to say what they're thankful for.  Last year, the theme was marriage.  Obviously, this year the theme was newborns.

As always, we had enough food to feed an army.  Turkey, dressing, gravy, glazed ham, mashed potatoes with pumpkin, cranberry sauce, spicy pumpkin soup, deviled eggs, corn bread muffins, green bean casserole, macaroni & cheese, corn casserole, steamed carrots, broccoli & rice casserole, sweet potatoes, red velvet cake, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie.

Brian's dad was worried about him being alone in Europe on Thanksgiving.  He had nothing to worry about.

Slivovice toasts
Later we headed out to the Christmas market for some mulled wine and to help shake off the turkey coma.

It wasn't too late of a night though because of the early morning flights home. 

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