Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy new year

Happy New Year from Germany! Ein glückliches neues Jahr.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Frohe Weihnachten

Merry Christmas from Germany!
We arrived safe and sound (although completely exhausted and jet lagged). I am so happy that Millie gets to spend her Christmas with Oma and Opa. Plus we get to visit the Christmas markets!

Oma and Millie at the market in Würzburg. If I didn't have a weight limit for the airplane, I could definitely go crazy shopping here everyday.

Christmas trolley in town.

Warming up with a glass of Bavarian Glühwein.

Hoping we get some snow! It certainly feels cold enough. We had a light dusting when we woke up this morning. I will post more pictures of Millie and me with Oma and Opa (poor Opa, we will put your photo on the next post). My mom has to guide me through the computer programs since it is all in German and I struggle make sense of how to work and understand the computer here. We are definitely having a great time. Tomorrow Millie, me and my mom are taking the train to Münich to sightseeing (and of course, visit the Christmas market there, too!)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mixed Media

Last week I went to a Mixed Media class at my local scrapbook store. I had never tried this before, but it was so much fun. We added tissue paper, paint, paper, stamps, stickers, and buttons to a canvas to make a cool picture.

Millie did not come with me to the class, but when I came home, she wanted to make a picture too. So here is her little creation on a 3x3 canvas I had at home. I think I might even like her's better!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Here Comes Santa!

We spent all day in fog today. The clouds never left us, but below is a picture my friend took of how the day looked as soon as you left our town! It was gorgeous out! Who would have known!!

A lot of times, I assume everywhere is foggy and nasty if we are. Often it is pretty nice and sunny elsewhere, we just sometimes get these weird pockets of rain or fog here and then 5 miles away, it is completely different weather....

We ventured out into the fog to track down Santa at the fire station in Preston. Millie wasn't sure what she wanted for Christmas this year, but I told her she still has time to write up that list.

Taking a break from talking to Santa, to enjoy a cookie (or two) with friends.

Millie, Mama and Santa.

Santa's sleigh was on top of the fire truck and we all got to go for a ride.

Brr, it was sooo cold up there!

Thank goodness we had Rudolph's red nose and the fire truck lights to guide us through this foggy day.