November 29th, 2013 | Uncategorized
Happy Late Thanksgiving to everyone back home! I hope your day was filled with family, fun, and turkey!
Katie and I headed north to Belfast to celebrate Thanksgiving with our Sport Changes Life family. We arrived a bit early, so we decided to walk around the city for a bit. We came across the Belfast Christmas Market which was a wonderland of lights, food and fun.
I got a delicious chocolate covered waffle with nuts on top as a snack before dinner. I absolutely loved the atmosphere of the market and can’t wait to experience the infamous Christmas Markets of Germany over the holidays. Great minds must think alike, because not 15 minutes into our market exploration, we ran into the rest of the Victory Scholars. After hugs and hellos, we headed to dinner.
It was great to see everyone as this is the first time since our arrival in August that all of us have been together (Marian, we know you were there in spirit). Although Katie and I did our best to ruin the planned surprises (sorry about that!), we were delightfully surprised with videos from home and, for Katie, an early birthday cake. Mom, you are 100% correct I was shocked you and Dad were able to figure out how to record that video. Techno whizzes!! Jokes aside, it was nice to have something from home on Thanksgiving. Even my Drake (my dog) made an appearance.
I am so thankful for the amazing people involved in this program and I am glad we could all take a break from our ever-busy schedules to get together. #SCL #FAMILY