Netikām uz aktu Atlantā. Ar visu to, ka nupat pārvācamies un tad vēl mana mamma bija ciemos, novembra pirmā puse kautkur pazudusi. Skatos kalendārā kā pateicības diena un Ziemassvētki lielā ātrumā tuvojās. Un tā arī jau bija 15. novembris kad apjēdzos 18. tikai trīs dienas prom.
|18 of us in the picture, coincidence? (Actually Mikus is hiding in the back, so 19!)|
We didn’t make it to any of the official celebrations this year, but we did invite all the local Latvians to celebrate at our house. This is how it came about that a half dozen kids were running around, pīrāgi in hand, while the adults raised a toast to the heritage that brings us together.
Lai dzīvo sveiks!
* Today I am thankful that despite the short notice and the hectic pace of life this time of year, almost all of our local Latvian friends were able to come together to celebrate. We missed a few key players who were home sick, including our friend Lūcija, and I hope they know they are in our thoughts and prayers.