Saturday, December 31, 2011




Tuesday, December 27, 2011

*Bellsnickel and Ducks*

I hope everybody had a great Christmas :)

We were invited to a friends house on Christmas Eve and they also invited another fun was yummy and we had a great time :) at midnight Kevin and I went to the midnight mass and then we were walking through old town Alexandria to see the Christmas lights...we went to bed at 4am :)

I made a duck for Christmas and it was delicious!!

I posted a few pics of my finds, there is a small little country store nearby and he had everything 70% off...there are sooo many cute things it!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

To Everyone :)
We are done unpacking, the Christmas tree is decorated and the gifts are under the tree :)

It is very traditional in Germany to eat a goose on Christmas day, I wanted to cook a duck or goose and I found a duck YAY I found a goose too but it was $70 that is way to much!!!  We have this awesome food store called Wegmans, I couldn't get over it how much different things they had to offer!!

I will take some pictures of my Christmas decoration and post them here on my blog in the next few days. 

I wish Everybody a blessed Merry Christmas

Vati, wir vermissen Dich
 Mutti, Ivonne, Kevin, Gabi, Klaus und Sabrina

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Alles schläft; einsam wacht
Nur das traute hochheilige Paar.
Holder Knabe im lockigen Haar,
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Hirten erst kundgemacht
Durch der Engel Halleluja,
Tönt es laut von fern und nah:
Christ, der Retter ist da!
Christ, der Retter ist da!

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Gottes Sohn, o wie lacht
Lieb' aus deinem göttlichen Mund
, Da uns schlägt die rettende Stund'.
Christ, in deiner Geburt!
Christ, in deiner Geburt!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

*Another year has passed...*

...since my Dad lost his battle with cancer on the12th of December 2007 this was the hardest and darkest day in my life. He left us way too early...he just turned 69...everything went so fast! The last time I saw him (1 year before), he was healthy and strong...but I'm glad that he don't have to suffer anymore!

Oh he loved Christmas, his most favorite season and no one else could make it more special and magical as he did. As we were kids, he used to use the silver tinsel to decorate the tree...oh my, you couldn't see the tree anymore, but it was the most beautiful tree I have ever seen! In Germany, we are putting our tree up on Christmas we were little, my sister and I had to stay in our rooms so the *Christkindle* (it is an Angel...instead of Santa) could bring the 4pm we went to church and after that we were allowed to go in the living room...the lights were out, Christmas music was playing, the tinsel on the tree was shimmering, Mom's cookies smelled wonderful, his handmade Manger was in front of the tree...we were singing some Christmas songs together and after that we opened our Dad had always a special surprise for my Mom...maybe 1 hour after gift exchanging he came with a box big or small and surprised her with some jewelery...isn't that sweet? I will never forget all this wonderful times...

Christmas will never be the same for us but you are always in our hearts, we miss you Dad!!