Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a nice thanksgiving. I worked in the morning and hung out with a few other volunteers who were around and we went to the beach during the afternoon. As I was making some sutffing I got a call from my family. It is always great to hera from them. I gave them a small list of things that I wanted from home (my sister is coming in December which is really exciting and so soon!) and talked about the Thanksgiving Day Parade in NY and a rediculous turkey hat that my sister found and my dad wore around and had Japanese tourist asking him for a picture and telling him he looks great. (I really wish I could have been there for that, though I am sure I would have been completly mortified).
We cooked chicken, stuffing (which wasn't as good as my mom's but might have come in second place), baked some fresh rolls, and garlic mashed potatoes. And to drink we had tropical orange caparinha's (rum-grougue here, with sprite sugar and usually lime), which were delicious. It was really nice to be able to spend some time with them and get to have a really good thanksgiving away from home. Although it is obviously hard to be away from home for the holidays, I'm very thankful to be able to have met and hang around with some really great people who without coming here I would have never met.

(This is a terrible picture of me- iºm not really that red!-, but the two before are of the food and caparinhaºs)

(Caley and Lindsay very full and happy, Daren and Emily also very full)~

I also have some exciting news, two of my good friends from home Jennifer Flynn and Jill Sullivan are engaged to John Paul and Dan O'Connor (respectively). So anyway I just wanted to congratulate them and wish them the best. Love you and miss you both!


Anonymous said...

Greetings from the great turkey!

Love Dad

Cat said...

dude...mortified and congratulate are both spelled with t's...way to be. I am so jealous that ur sister is visiting...i want visitors!!!

Jan Jan said...

wauters leave duffy alone your a teacher in benin not cape verde....JESUS! Anyway...duffy i love how you have nail polish you can see it in your red picture haha :) still looking fab. just what i love to see! I will have you know i shopped for 15 hours on black friday!

I am glad your Thanksgiving went well, the holidays may be tough, but you know we are all thinking about you and it's so great your sister is visiting! Just stay strong and continue being who you lil lovable STRONG duffy!

<3 janjan