Monday, November 30, 2009

Full House

If I wasn't going to be home for Thanksgiving [or even on the same continent], I was going to do my best to make this place feel spirited. Immediately after returning from Australia I hit the grocery stores and phoned friends. We were putting on a dinner party à la Louisiana; we were frying turkeys.


We may be the only family in KL to leave behind all holiday decorations in lieu of a gargantuan boiling/frying pot and stand, but I guarantee we aren't the only Cajuns to have faced such grievous decisions. We cranked out a feast for the masses, and our mass of 14 included new friends from 5 different countries.

This year I feel great gratitude for health, happiness and a wonderful marriage, but I'm especially touched to be surrounded by people who feel like family after just 8 short months of living in Malaysia. They helped christen my house into a home and for that I'm most fortunate. Happy Thanksgiving!

20 comments:

b. said...

oh that food sounds amazing...i want!

x.

Stephanie said...

It looks wonderful, lady!

Even though holidays at home with family are lovely, isn't it gratifying to know that you can capture some of that spirit and share it with the world, wherever in the world you happen to be?

xo

Melissa said...

Your house looks amazing as does the food. Don't you love the friends you meet when so far away from your family and normal friends. I think the bonds are almost stronger. Enjoy.

Sarah Bradley said...

Looks like a great Thanksgiving! And, the house looks wonderful... I'd love to see more pictures!

Sarah Bradley said...

Looks like a great Thanksgiving! And, the house looks wonderful... I'd love to see more pictures!

sam said...

incredible fea(s)t!
p.s. love the dining chairs

cheers!
sam

Michelle said...

That looks like an amazing Thanksgiving feast Courtney! Love the table + the red chairs. Gorgeous.

mrs boo radley said...

LOVELY!
What a fantastic celebration!

Katie said...

How fun! Nothing like a fried turkey!

Kara said...

Happy Holidays, Court! We fried two turkeys as well! SOOO yummy!
xoxo
Kara

Vanessa said...

Looks delicious! Don't you think expat holidays make you feel so much more patriotic :-) We celebrated here in Sweden on Saturday and all my friends were so excited to get in on the tradition. Very fun, indeed. Glad your holiday was so wonderful, too!

Karen said...

What a pretty table! And that plate makes me crave the food I just overdosed on this past week :)

benson said...

i can't believe they have turkeys there!

Shani said...

Looks delicious! We have fried turkey on Thankgivings that my brother flies in from Los Angeles... I think because we are all too chicken (um... ahem) to try to do it without his frying expertise! Happy Holidays to you!

Candace Bouler Anz said...

Looks like so much fun Courtney! The table is beautiful and the food looks delicious!

{lovely little things} said...

Tradition survives across continents!

stewart and james said...

o.m.g.(i know. i already used that one. but really - there are no words.) Courtney - this is every bit of amazing i expected i would be but oh so very Courtney-ish-ly unexpected. you rocked it girl. i love it.

oh - and i mean the house. the thanksgiving spectacular looks divine in its on right too though!

xx

Celia said...

I LOVE the table and chairs! Food looks yummy!

Lauren said...

Courtney: your table setting looks amazing, I love how your red chairs set the festive mood!

amy b.s. said...

love, love, love the table. the chairs! it looks amazing!