Thursday, February 10, 2011

Christmas 2010

This Christmas we celebrated at our home in Spangdahlem. It ended up being just Phillip, Clara, and I since we had a huge ice and snow storm the night before and our friends couldn't make it down. We had a nice time though and cooked a great meal!

What we called our Christmas bush! It was more of a bush than a tree. The German who sold it to us told us that our expectations were just off because German trees are not like American trees. Or...Americans are just suckers and will buy anything sold to us!

Christmas dinner!

Clara with one of her Christmas presents. Just pooped from a long day.

Yep, I realize this post is just a little past due, but I am at least back to blogging again!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Christmas Markets

One of my favorite events of the year are the German Christmas Markets in December! They are wonderful!! It is just fun to go, get a mug of gluhwein, share a Brot with Phillip, and peruse the stalls. Oh, and I can't forget my chocolate covered strawberries! This is one of the few times of the year you can get them, so I can't say no.

This year we went to Bernkastle-Kues and Trier for their Christmas Markets. We had planned to do more, but the weather wasn't very cooperative and we just ran out of time. However, these are two of my favorite markets so it was still a successful season.

Bernkastle-Kues Christmas Market

Trier Christmas Market