And over again

IMG_0889Yes, Christmas is over again. But we had a blast.

First we went to Germany for a few days where we got bitten by the Christmas bug when we visited the Christmas market in Aachen. The weather couldn’t have been much worse but all those little shacks with their typical Christmas stuff and goodies. Of course we had to stock up on Printen a special kind of gingerbread typical for the Aachen region. They contain a lot of spices: cloves, cardamom, anise, cinnamon and they can be really hard or soft and they can be plain or covered with chocolate and nuts/almonds. It doesn’t matter which version you get they are all delicious. But be careful, not that you are missing a tooth afterwards. 😉

Our homemade Printen gingerbreads

IMG_0840Our munchkin got spoiled over the moon with presents: ball run, a little cart to push around and loads of Duplo bricks. He was in toy heaven.

Back at home we started to decorate the house and got a mini-tree which I transported on the stroller home. 8) The weather changed and it started to snow which really made us feel Christmassy.

On the way home…

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A few days later…ready for ChristmasIMG_0851

Christmas itself was quiet, nice and stressfree. We didn’t make a big fuss around the food and had as usual simple but satisfying and good dishes with one exception for the cake. I made a French Christmas cake – a bûche de Noël -.

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We have been going sledding every single day since last week and munchkin is just enjoying it. Ecky is hopping through the snow and gets all fired up when we throw snow balls for him.

That was in the beginning before it started to snow continuously

IMG_0832Tomorrow and Tuesday are work days for us but then the next long weekend is starting. *woohoo* More and new recipes are coming up soon.

Here some pictures from the last three weeks.

Aachen

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur own tiny Christmas market in TrondheimIMG_0888 One of the Christmas presents and well both fit in IMG_0891and more presents

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASledding with Papa

IMG_0922We wish you all a wonderful and happy new year!

 

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