We celebrated Christmas 2018 in our beautiful Airbnb in Weimar, Germany. James got some gifts and we watched a few silly Christmas movies. We bought a little Conifer tree at the Blumen shop for our Christmas tree. Since it was a live tree in a pot with dirt, we hated to just leave it behind….
h We celebrated Christmas in Germany this year. We were in a beautiful house in Weimar. It had a fireplace, a huge TV and a huge couch. James got a few gifts to open on Christmas morning. What do you think he got? If you haven’t seen last year’s video of James opening his Christmas…
Happy New Year from Germany! Wow, it is 2019! Here in Germany, New Year’s Eve is called Silvester. I love seeing holiday traditions and I knew something had to be up with a pig in Germany because I was seeing pigs all over the stores mixed in with the remaining Christmas decorations and candies. Here…
Here in Germany, today is Sankt Nikolaustag, or St. Nicholas Day. St. Nikolaus is known as the patron saint of children. and he is credited with many miracles on his feast day of December 6th. St. Nikolaus resembles a bishop in his long red coat, white pointed hat and a gold staff. He goes house…
We are in The Netherlands and we are seeing chocolate letters EVERYWHERE. Why? Because Sinterklaas (aka Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas) and his helper Zwarte Piet deliver them to you on the eve of Sinterklaas’ birthday – known as Pakjesavond! Here in The Netherlands, the Dutch celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day and…
We were walking James on a cold Saturday morning here in the Netherlands and we decided to walk through the town square of Gouda since it is right by our Airbnb and we wanted to see what people were selling at the market (Thursdays are the big cheese market days). We noticed flags in all…
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you are having a wonderful 2018!
Remember yesterday I said we got stuck without candy on Halloween? Well our cute little trick-or-treater playfully toilet-papered our doorstep! I thought it was so cute and funny!
One thing we weren’t prepared for in Europe was holidays. Holidays where everything is closed. Today is Halloween. In Georgetown, we were prepared with LOTS of candy. But here in Europe we didn’t think Halloween was really celebrated like it is in the US. Last year, we were in Austria. I remember walking along Mariahilfer…
We are in Treviso, Italy and this Saturday is Epiphany. All over town we see vendors selling stockings and socks (like we have for Christmas Eve in the United States) and we see lot of candy and what
One US store I really miss is Target and their holiday items! They always have cute holiday clothing, kitchen items, party supplies, candy and more.
Target has these cute Valentine’s Day napkins and
I realized that we posted all of our Christmas in Vienna videos but I forgot to show our Thanksgiving in Verona! This video is all about FOOD haha!
I forgot to post last month about our 15th wedding anniversary on December 14th. We went ice skating in Vienna for our anniversary. But another fun thing was a Just Married book I got for Chris. I was
We walked past a Decathlon sporting goods store when we were in Italy a few weeks ago and we spotted the perfect Christmas gift for James. It was a trio of fun!
SPOILER ALERT: We used to live
We are in Vienna, Austria for Christmas. When you are in Vienna for the Christmas holidays, you have to plan ahead with your groceries because many of the stores (including the grocery stores) are closed
Back in 2001 we spent Christmas Day at Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando. We lived right by Universal at the time and we had annual passes to Universal Studios. This was pre-Harry Potter and
Years ago I remember seeing this photo:
I told Chris I wanted to go ice skating on this rink in Vienna one day! Usually the Wiener Eistraum (The Vienna Ice Dream) doesn’t open until January –
I saw the sign for the live construction of the Christmas balloons at the train station. It read, “Liveaufbau der Weihnachtswelt aus Luftballons.” But I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect! They are
15 years ago, on December 14, 2002, we were married!
I never thought we would move away from Orlando. And then we moved to Washington, DC. I didn’t think Washington, DC was our permanent home
Now that Christmas is approaching, Advent Calendars are popping up all over Vienna. In the US, we rarely saw Advent Calendars. I think I saw one at Trader Joe’s once. And of course you see Clark Griswold