At the end of October I had a minor emotional breakdown when I began to imagine missing Thanksgiving back home. I cried for approximately 7 minutes about how I’ve NEVER missed a Thanksgiving with my family and the injustice of it all….Colby listened patiently and then gently reminded me that in college I didn’t go home for two years. Okay, true. So, I had a choice…have a pity party all November or make the best of it. Familyfun.go.com got me brainstorming about festive crafts we could do, and next thing I knew, we had a 6 Americans coming over to share the meal together. It was actually fun to not travel for this holiday and start our own traditions. Hosting a Thanksgiving meal was very fun…especially since one of my good friends here is in school to be a MASTER CHEF. The meal was nothing short of gourmet. I’m very thankful for the new friends were making here and the old friends we have around the globe. Check out some Thanksgiving pictures HERE .