January 6, 2018

Merry Christmas 

Merry belated Christmas!! 

Our Christmas was extra simple but so awesome this year. No traveling, no hosting, and no turkey to cook. Exactly what I wanted. 

We celebrated on Christmas Eve with some friends in our comfy pjs and ate a delicious buffet of food. I made a shrimp ceviche, and we had deep fried goose for the first time, and it was better than I thought it would be, I don’t think I can go back to eating turkey again. We exchanged gifts and filled our bellies with delicious desserts. 

Christmas morning, we had berry French Toast casserole and opened presents. Vida got a Trolls microphone that connects to an iPhone and she asked us where her iPhone was? Lol. Sorry, baby girl. You got another 12 years to go. 

Leo got a little Winnie the Pooh wooden train set and played all morning with it. 

I love the mess of Christmas wrapping paper all over our floors and the kids playing with their toys. We had hot chocolate and had a glorious two hour nap after. Hope you all a very merry Christmas.  

December 10, 2017

Nikolaus Express

On Saturday I took Vida on the Nikolaus Express at the Wiesbaden train station. We took a ride to another little town nearby called Idstein on a gorgeous steam engine. On the train ride we were served cookies, muffins and hot drinks (they even had Gl├╝hwein) and then Old Saint Nick stopped by to deliver presents, little burlap sacks full of candy and chocolate to everyone on board. 
At the end before getting off the train each child was given a wooden train whistle, my ears are still ringing from all the kids blowing their whistles at the exact same time. It was such a fun and relaxing ride, the only thing I think that would have been been nice would be the inside and outside of the train to be decorated with lights or Christmas decor. It was missing a small Christmasy touch. 
Vida had fun nonetheless and when Santa showed up, she had a huge smile on her face. 

November 16, 2017

On Our Way To: Barcelona, Spain 

 We had such a beautiful time in Barcelona. I wanted to relax, eat and spend everyday at the beach with my kids and family. We did some sight seeing but not much, we didn't do any tours either, it was just too much with the kids and they just wanted to play and after a stressful move to another house and Vida changing schools, it was a great relaxing vacation.
We ate a lot of seafood and walked everywhere, we are slowly becoming Europeans. 

 The view from our AIR B&B
 It was a bit hard to understand Catalan but we figured it out :)
 at the grocery store. Everything closed for lunch and reopened at 8pm

November 2, 2017

 Halloween 2017

Hope you all had a great night trick or treating. We had such a good time even though it was a bit chilly and we got a little rain towards the end of the night. 
Vida dressed up as Merida, Leo was one of the cute bears and I was Queen Elinor. I was so thankful for all the extra layers to keep us nice and warm. My crown was made from cardboard and you can make your own with this Template
I also did a little photoshoot of the kids in a forest in Wiesbaden earlier that day. I think they turned out so good!!  We even had the little horse and it matched perfectly with Angus from the movie. 
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