Saturday, November 28, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....

Yesterday the Christmas Season officially started in our house! Christmas music was blaring and the decorating started. It's always a struggle for me, maybe I'm a bit of a control freak I want final say were things go. I say you guys have at the tree and the rest is up to me. If they had their way I'd have decorations in every corner of my house and I like it in limited areas. OMG I am a control freak!

Last night Craig and I made our way down to the City to preview the Christmas Market. If you ever have a chance to come to Germany wait until Christmas time, the Christmas markets are beyond words. Katelyn is sick and it was really cold and rainy so we made her stay home cause that's the kind of parents we are, mean caring.











19 comments:

KT said...

We went to the Christmas Market in Nürnberg. It was so fun. Definitely a great way to start off the holiday season! Although Germany kind of already started the holiday season right after Halloween! Can I get your email address so I can invite you to read my blog about Germany?? It's set on private.... my email is katie.toppel@gmail.com

VictoriaArt said...

OMG... you just sound like me, I am shocked. I thought I am the Xmas control freak....See, when I grew up in Germany my parents would decorate everything, almost over night the decorations would magically appear, same with the Xmas tree, which only appeared on Xmas eve. We children were not allowed to see it before. So naturally I tried the same here. Well, impossible. My husband being Polish has a whole different set of ideas about Xmas. It took us years to have silent nights....
And the markets are wonderful, truly enchanting. Just came back from Berlin and we saw the opening of the Xmas market on Gandarmenmarkt. So pretty!
Bremen's looks lovely too! Enjoy!
Is this Gluehwein or Cocoa???

XX Victoria

Andrea said...

Beautiful pictures....I love Christmas.
Blessings, andrea

Ina in Alaska said...

Stay warm! Over at Bea's Blog (Adventures of an Iraq/Turkish Dog) she shows a few pictures of the Market as well. It looks wonderful! Lucky you! Have fun, and hope Katelyn feels better soon! ((((Hugs))) and you can always edit the Christmas decor....

Menopausal New Mom said...

Hi Frau, I'm lurking today Lol! Wow, those photos are gorgeous! What a beautiful place to be, I'm like you though, control freak! I too decide where the decorations go and they had better not get moved once I place them Lol!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Aw... Germany in Christmas. Heck Germany any time of the year would be an great adventure, but I'll remember your suggestion and see if I can accomplish that dream.

lytha said...

ooh i've been there! the hauptbahnhof pic!

and geez, i should schedule a visit to my delmenhorst friends.

we went to our first weinachtsbaum markets today, price shopping. there were waffles and gluehwein!

finally people are putting lights in their yards. finally!

thanks for sharing, and singing!

~lytha, singing too

S3XinthePantry said...

Oh, it looks beautiful!

Traci said...

Oh, how gorgeous is that. I dream of going there and I will take you advice and go at Christmas. I'm sure that you have an exciting season ahead of you.

BTW, mean caring is good. t shows you care enough to do the right thing even when they scowl for hours. And hours. :-)

Shady Lady said...

Beautiful!

WhisperingWriter said...

So cool. I've been to a Christmas Market in Germany before. It was awesome.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I would love to go at Christmas time. Boo's brother and wife and niece live in Germany and we've been talking about visiting. Maybe we should start saving now for Christmas.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

So fun...wish I could be there!
Have a wonderful Holiday season Frau!!
xo*

honeypiehorse said...

Isn't mulled wine awesome when it's cold?

Life with Kaishon said...

What kind of mother are you? Making your kid stay home just because they are sick... RIDICULOUS! : ) Wink Wink!

My friend Kristi is in Berlin and I think she went to a Christmas market too! I would love to see one. I know it is a beautiful site. I LOVE your hat! You are so pretty!

Expat Traveler said...

how beautiful. I just love all of the Christmas spirit Europe offers.

Unknown Mami said...

I'm a serious control freak.

What are you drinking in the last pic?

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Seriously I don't even have all of my Halloween decorations put away! I am in big, big trouble.

I don't know what happened to the time this year but it really is flying. I'm also partially blaming the weather...it's been so mild in NY/NJ that's it's hard to believe it's DECEMBER (well, tomorrow). I'm sure I'll regret saying that when it's below freezing next week. ;-)

Hope Katelyn is feeling better! (lol..."mean caring")

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

I see you had a nice cuppa... is that gluhwein?

Hope your sweetie feels better soon.