German kids must grow up with 10 times the patience as American kids, and it’s all thanks to the difference in Christmas celebrations. The vast majority of kids in America go to bed on Christmas Eve knowing that as soon as they get up in the morning they can open their presents. German children on … More Christmas Vacation Day 12: Heiligabend (Christmas Eve)
Tomorrow we fly to Germany to spend Christmas and New Years! Awesome, awesome, AWESOME!! I am so incredibly excited. In fact, here’s me leaving work today….. The only problem is that we’re going to get about 3 1/2 hours of sleep tonight. Ugh. But maybe we’ll just sleep the whole trip away. Anyway, off to … More Germany or Bust!
So there we were, sitting in front of a parking garage in Trier, waiting to get in so we could go enjoy the heaven that is the Trierer Weihnachtsmarkt. And we waited, and waited, and waited some more. Was the Christmas market so busy that there was no parking, you ask? That’s what we thought … More No Weihnachtsmarkt For You!
Ahhh Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year. And since we also call it Weihnachten at our house, it is twice as wonderful here. My wife thinks I am full of it, by the way, because I just ran those opening sentences by her to get her opinion. Apparently I have given her the … More Merry Weihnachten and Frohe Christmas