Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Counting down the days

In four days we will be getting on a plane headed home to see family and friends. We have A LOT to get done before Saturday including somehow getting all of our bags under 50lbs. We will be flying into Charlotte to see friends and pick up a few last minute gifts. After a few days in North Carolina we will be getting back on a plane and flying down to Florida to visit Phil's family to celebrate together. After visiting with all of them we will then spend a few days with my family in South Carolina.

Although Phil has to head back to Germany for work before the New Year, I will be staying stateside for another week or two.

I can not wait! I am also really grateful to be able to live in Germany and still get the chance to spend time with family over the holidays.


Friday, December 2, 2011


Upon arriving in Nuremberg we were greeted by the Christmas angel.

We had to make way for the carriage rides.

We are here! After battling the crowds we eventually made it to the center of the market.

I love the variety of crafts and treats being sold at the Christmas market. This along with the delicious smells helps to create a very warm experience.

A few of our favorite vendors.

We even saw the famous fig people.

After several hours at the market we decided to head back into Erlangen to get off our feet. On the way to the train station we passed a women selling roasted chesnutts.

We also passed a few street performers and beautiful lights on our way home. It was a great evening and I am so glad that we still have the rest of December to enjoy the Christkindlmart.