Saturday, December 26, 2009

Pictures speak more then words....

As planned, I spent Christmas Eve until Christmas Day at Regina's. We went on christmas Eve with the kids to watch a very nice nativity play put on by local children. That's where I took the top picture.

As is the German tradition, we then came home and presents were opened. The kids were allowed to stay up later then usual, but then just crashed after all the excitement.

On the 25th we went for a walk... it had finally stopped raining (small patches of snow still were to be found here and there, but no white Christmas once again). Toward evening I drove home. Today, Saturday, is also a Christmas holiday so all stores continue to be closed, and tomorrow being Sunday they'll be closed, too. That makes 3 1/2 days in a row!

I arrived home to find the elevator broken again/still! I left my suitcase in my car and just carried up the necessary stuff (laptop, presents, leftovers...). There were two technicians trying to find the problem (on Christmas day!). I haven't checked if it's working, but I also haven't heard it so I think it's still kaputt. *sigh*

Today, besides working on my layout and the Christmas pictures, I've been spending the day catching up on some reading. Weather is nice outside (=cloudless) and I'm considering going for a walk... but that means climbing the 8 floors of stairs afterward. grrrrrrrr

Hope all of you are having a great Christmas!!



  1. I suffered a death in my family on xmAS MORNING... when my PC chose that day to die its final death. It perfectly caps off a very frustrating year. I hope you had a wonderful day, Westy. The pics of your beauties seem to say that you did indeed.

    Happy New Year, my friend!

    Snatch JOY!



  2. Sounds like you did indeed have a wonderful Christmas. I don't think I would like the stores to be closed for 3 and half days though.

  3. The store close for one day here. I worked all the other days :(
    Great pics!

  4. Darling children :) All so cute!

    Glad your Christmas was wonderful! Mine was too, and even though I'm supposed to be relocated back *home* I'm dealing with stuff best I can and have to stay in St Pete.

    Your elevator is broken? *groans!* I sure know what that is like...14 floors of walking concrete stairs!

    Sure do hope it's fixed for you by now.

  5. Wow Wow Wow! lol.... was amazed at how much your "Christmas pictures" brought the scenes to life :)

    I could hear the laughter and shrieks of joy and giggles and the papaer being torn away offf the presents too!

    Stunning houes Regina has, just stunning! ~and~ what a cute guy "Sven" is !

    Enjoyed seeing the kids , they are growing up so fast.

    That Christmas tree in Regina's home is simply gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing :)