Sunday, November 29, 2015

Our Thanksgiving

Happy Sunday! We have had a busy few days here with Thanksgiving and both me and Kael being sick. Sadly I think that Husband J is coming down with a little something now. In my house growing up it wouldn't be Thanksgiving if someone wasn't sick. Just that time of year when the germs are all over the place. Luckily we were both well enough to make it out for Thanksgiving dinner. I was going to be really ambitious and attempt to make our dinner here at home but after scanning ALL the ( imported ) ingredients I would need for each dish I quickly decided it would be much more economical to find a great place that was offering a Thanksgiving meal. We settled on place downtown and all got gussied up and headed out for Thanksgiving dinner. It was delicious and we all left happy and full. We had a cold snap going thru Shanghai which I kind of loved because it made it really feel like Thanksgiving me being from the Northeast and never really having too warm of a Thanksgiving. Last year really felt like we were majorly out of element on Thanksgiving and SO far from home. This year we felt at home just missing our families if that makes any sense at all.

After coming home from dinner the kids Elf " Eli " was waiting for them with Christmas PJs a new Christmas book and a note from Santa. To say the kids were thrilled is a understatement. On Saturday we woke up and headed to the Flower Market here. This happens to be one of my favorite places in Shanghai and Im ESPECIALLY in love with it during Christmas time. It is STUFFED to the brim with Christmas decorations, wrapping paper, ornament and real fresh Christmas Trees and wreath that make the whole place smell like Christmas wrapped in a bow. We picked out some wreaths to hang from the living room windows and got a couple more sets of lights for our tree. We spent the rest of the day decking the house out while listening to all of our favorite Christmas carols. The house is pretty much finished aside for a small tree we are going to let the kids decorate all by themselves. Saturday evening me and Husband J headed out to a friendsgiving hosted by some of our good American friends here. It was a fun night but I sure did miss consuming too much wine. Today Kael had his best little buddies Birthday party and me and Pippa have been super lazy laying around the house reading books and trolling on Pinterest. Overall it has been a excellent start to the Holiday season! Below are some pictures from our weekend! Hope you all have great week!

All dressed up for Thanksgiving dinner 

Finding Eli the Elf in Pippa's room. 

Pippa and Husband Jay enjoying the Flower market

Our tree! Going to add a couple more white ornaments and then it will be done! 

About to leave for our Friendsgiving

Kael likes for me to leave him a lipstick kiss before I go out so he can look in the mirror at it if he misses me. 

Kael super excited to be headed to a Birthday party


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  2. Hi there Jen! Are you still living in Shanghai? Our American family, currently living in HK, may need to relocate to Shanghai and I have a few questions about medical care, if you are available. What is the best way to contact you? BTW your kiddos are just adorable. I hope all of you are doing well. You can reach me at Take care, Bobbi


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