Monday, November 29, 2010

Warm Sand


After freezing today, I started reminiscing about the good old days of warm sand between my toes and flip flops.  I don’t know if it’s a good thing to do or not, but I had to change my blog picture in hopes of creating happy, warm thoughts that will in turn trick my mind into thinking that I’m actually warm.  It may just be a cruel thing to do to myself.  We’ll see.  Either way, I think we have pretty cute feet :)

Starting off the Season Right

Halloween and Thanksgiving came and went so quickly that it didn’t really even feel like they happened.  So we are really wanting to get into the Christmas spirit this year.  This afternoon we wanted to do it right by going to our very first German Christmas Market.  It was as much fun as I thought it would be, but super cold.  We’ve been home for almost two hours now and my toes are still frozen.  I’m a little worried about this winter and whether or not I will survive it.  As you can see from the pictures, it is already snowing and sticking.  It sure does make things beautiful though.

The Christmas Market was full of good smelling food, yummy hot chocolate, shops with all kinds of fun trinkets, music, lights and christmas decorations.  It definitely got me into the spirit and of course we didn’t come away empty handed.  In fact, there are chocolate covered strawberries on a stick downstairs that I’m dying to try, but I have to wait for James to get home.  This is taking a lot of restraint and self-control on my part!

Ethan looks so happy and full of energy right here, ready to go explore the market.  It didn’t last though, he was dragging by the end and fell asleep on the way home.  I think that means he had a good time.

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That IS Ethan in the picture, if you can find him.  It was so pretty with all of the Christmas lights.  The picture doesn’t do it justice.


Rudesheim was a great place to go for our first market, but it is not going to be our last.  We are going to try to go to another one this weekend, maybe in Weisbaden.  I can’t wait to see what we will find there.  I have the christmas shopping bug in me now.