Our last Thanksgiving in Italy was also the only one for which we were at home. After some discussion amongst friends, we decided that our family would host a big dinner. I think we counted about 39 people altogether, both Americans and Italians. It was so wonderful to share a traditional American meal with Italian friends!
The weather ended up being perfect, which was a relief, since we did have a lot of children running around, lol. The kids always enjoy piling onto the trampoline, so I for one was thankful that it did not rain! We enjoyed good food and wonderful fellowship and had a special time during which Ted spoke a little bit about the origins of the holiday, and then he prayed in English and Nello prayed in Italian. It was a beautiful, memorable Thanksgiving--probably one of my favorites ever! We are so grateful for such wonderful friends.
|Charis put together fruit & veggie appetizer platters. They were a hit!|
|Some of the hubbies.|
|Titti is our Italian instructor, seated here with her husband Nello.|
|Titti and Nello's oldest son Vicenzo (left) speaks with a new Italian family we met through Lisa R's family.|
|Clay and Lauren are good friends from our church--they arrived in Italy about 18 months ago as a missionary family.|
|We women worked hard to put this spread together!|
|Thankfully we had an appreciative crowd of hungry people!|
|Seanin just enjoyed watching the commotion!|