Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Christmas to Remember

 It's almost midnight here in Germany. My babies are in bed and my husband and I are cozy on the couch watching a movie. Im finishing up my baking for tomorrow and I cant help but smile. What a wonderful first family Christmas.

On another note... I'm completely exhausted. My husband told me Wednesday to pack for two days. I was excited, but very nervous. I volunteered to host Christmas dinner and we would be returning Saturday afternoon. This would only give me one day to clean and start cooking for Christmas. AAAHHH! I know, I know. Enjoy your vacation. Be thankful you have a husband that loves you and cares. I know all of those mantras single women say to married women. The thing is, I am grateful. I cant even begin to describe my gratitude and love for my husband, but I'm also the mother of twin 10 month old babies. I'm not Wonder Woman. Okay, maybe I am sometimes. 

We packed up the car and the girls and took off on a 4 1/2 hour ride. I still had no clue where we were headed and it was fun trying to guess. I thought maybe a few nights at Edelweiss. That would be nice, but the snow had stopped and I would've wanted to try skiing. To my astonishment, we pulled in to a Hilton. I was already hooked. My husband had planned a night in Munich to visit their Christmas market and then the next day in Nuremberg to vist their market. 

A Christmas market is an outdoor shopping extravaganza. Vendors are lined up in booths selling things from toys, ornaments, clothing to custom artwork and of course food. The food is the best part. Chocolates, pastries, sausages (which I dont eat), nuts, candy, and so much more. Christmas lights sparkle in every storefront and some even have live entertainment. We front packed the babies and made our way through the crowds. Of course we are a spectacle even greater than all of the wonders of the market. 

I've wrapped all of the presents, but I'm sure the girls will rip open the gifts and play with the paper. I can't wait for them to wake up smiling and laughing...not a care in the world. This is our first family Christmas and it has already been one to remember. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

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