The boys left us on Saturday morning at 9:30 headed first to Nuremberg and then on to Vienna. They were excited to get started on the Austria part of their trip. The train came and Dale said “Are you sure this train goes to Nuremberg?” Well, yes, they have one train every hour and the only place it goes is to Nuremberg. Later we found out that the train was full, and they had to sit separately which was a problem because Dale has the tickets, but the conductor never came by. The train they took to Vienna left shortly after they arrived in Nuremberg but they made the connection just fine. Continue reading Update from European Vacation 2008-2009
Lacy does her own hair now.
Landon said, “I know this present is from Dale because he’s the only one that calls me ‘Land-O-Lakes Butter.” Cute. Continue reading Funny Gifts 2008
On Monday we took a trip to Nurnberg and visited the Christmas Market. Nurnberg is a beautiful city and we really enjoy walking around. We visit the city about every 2 weeks, but this is only the second time we have walked around and saw anything.
We decided to pick names for the offensive gift–I mean funny gift–for next year right now.
Carolyn gives to Hayden
Porter gives to Dale
Dix gives to Mark
Kurt gives to Porter
Les gives to Dix
Hayden gives to Kurt
Mark gives to Grandpa
Dale gives to Les
Grandma gives to Carolyn
Grandpa gives to Grandma
Maybe I won’t be still working on it as the first person opens theirs next time. 🙂
As I write this it is almost noon here, but your kids are all in bed – hopefully. We had a lovely breakfast of a German Apple Pancake, scrambled eggs with carmalized oinions, and bacon, along with a Winter Tea. Yum. We opened presents and are now relaxing. I’m going to try the GermKnoedel in a little while, then we will make some Christmas visits and go to a Christmas Dinner.
Love you guys. Have a very happy Christmas. We miss you, but will see you in less than 200 days.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!!!
It is now Monday evening and we have been to Nurnberg all day, but I’m way behind in photos, they will be another day. I may catch up by the time the boys are back in the states. But, we are having a grate time and I’m recovering from my first cold since I’ve been on my mission.
Just wanted to let you all know Dale and Mark arrived safely, but six hours late since they went through Barcelona enroute, but we met them and were off to Garmisch. It was getting dark when we arrived, but here is a picture of downtown at night.
The next morning, after a nice breakfast, we went to the Hausberg and had a treat:
You may have guessed, it is a Germknoedel. Mom’s first bite:
Since then we have visited our old home, walked the Loisach and visited Neuschwanstein, and a bunch of other places. We are very tired, so we’ll post more tomorrow.
We had a lovely day yesterday, except that we had to get up after only 5 hours of sleep and go to Nurnberg for a looong Zone conference. It was actually good, but we had a birthday party to attend at 5:oo and we didn’t get out of the parking lot until 4:40, and we had a new elder at the wheel! Our hearts are barely back to normal. He is from Britain and is a new driver – first time on the Autobahn – at night in the winter. Heart Failure formula. We tried to call the brithday family but the phone didn’t work, so we were over an hour late.
Here is the Birthday Girl – Mikayla.
Here is our Birthday Cakes. Mikayla made mine.
Is it winter here? You be the judge.