We’re celebrating a lot of firsts this year. First Christmas for Junior, first Christmas in the new house, and first real tree for our family!
Martin and I got the family room painted and set up just enough to decorate. We’ve still living out of boxes and suitcases, but at least we’ll be ready for Christmas.
Last night, I heard Martin drop his paint supplies in the other room, bolt out of the house, and then peel out of the driveway into town. I figured he needed something before the stores closed, so I didn’t think anything of it. He returned about 20 minutes later, looking exhausted.
Coworker 1: “Julie, um, you have glitter all over your face.”
Me: “Oh, I do? Yeah, I was decorating a Christmas tree for the general’s holiday video production today, using a 35-year-old wilted fake tree and massive glitter balls that were probably a few years older.”
Coworker 2: “Oh, that makes sense. I just thought maybe it was a new moisturizer.”
This is what you get when your older siblings all have later-in-the-year birthdays: Christmas in July hand-me-downs. Continue reading
These kids waited until 9 a.m. to wake us up!!! Meanwhile, the boy used that time to get dressed and squared away for the day.
I love these kids so much. Continue reading
For those tracking Santa’s trip around the globe, he delivered in Germany, bringing gifts from the North Pole and from family in the United States! Now get to bed and catch some Zzzzzz’s before he gets to you! Continue reading
We were at the Stuttgart Christmas Market today. It smelled like glühwein, sugared almonds, pine, and smokey bratwurst here.
Heaven. Continue reading
Tante Mali visited us this weekend! We ordered pizza, played the piano, looked at photos, and enjoyed catching up with each other. She’s been busy this year, working with refugees from all over the world, teaching German as they settle here in Germany.
It’s that time!!! The boy put up the first ornament: a Christmas truck that plays a message over the CB radio.
For those tracking Santa, we can confirm he has made the rounds over here in Germany!