Thanksgiving in Kabul

Kail and I were supposed to spend Thanksgiving at a big dinner with friends and colleagues, but circumstances beyond my control meant I had to miss the celebration entirely. I was kind of bummed, but I still managed to enjoy the DFAC‘s finest Thanksgiving lunch and, most importantly, prepare our contribution to the potluck. Also, I got toContinue reading “Thanksgiving in Kabul”

Our Second Thanksgiving in El Salvador

It’s been a week and I’m sufficiently recovered from Thanksgiving overindulgence that it’s OK for me to be writing this post today. This Thanksgiving marked our second Thanksgiving in El Salvador. It was also our second Thanksgiving in the Foreign Service and our second Thanksgiving as a married couple.The biggest milestone: It was the first ThanksgivingContinue reading “Our Second Thanksgiving in El Salvador”

Happy Thanksgiving! I don’t write a lot about work on my blog, but I wanted to share this video about the embassy’s Thanksgiving program, which I managed this year. Around minute 3:00 you will see footage of Kail and me leading a cooking demonstration — in Spanish! There is also a short interview during which IContinue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”

Thanksgiving in El Salvador

Thanksgiving last week was special for multiple reasons. For one, it was our first Thanksgiving in El Salvador. Secondly, it was our first Thanksgiving as a married couple. But it was also our first Thanksgiving away from “home,” or rather, away from both of our families.We’d spent the previous two Thanksgivings with Kail’s family inContinue reading “Thanksgiving in El Salvador”