Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

To all of you out there who still find time to stop by and say hi! I hope you have a wonderful, blessed, quiet Christmas!

It looks as though we might get a newly fallen snow filled Christmas Eve, it's snowing lightly out there. I love a white Christmas. (of course then it can stop and get warm again :))

It's been a busy week, trying to finish shopping, some last minute gifts, food for Christmas Eve supper, wrapping paper, even some stuff to make a different tree topper this year.

 Gabrielle had her first swim meet on Wednesday, I really wish I could have gone, but they didn't get done until late that evening and Rachel had voice the same day. Plus there was so much to get done yet... I promised her I would go after Christmas. She was really worried about getting disqualified, since the coach had warned them about that. So many rules to comply with. She did well though, she was going for second place in free style when she conked out on the 6th run and swallowed water. Oh well, there will be a next time. She loved it though, had a really good time! Needless to say we didn't make it to Karate all week. Two kids were happy about that, but I won't let them get away with that next week :)

Yesterday I got most of my wrapping done. Holy Cow, there are a lot of packages. Just the dividing and putting into boxes took forever! I couldn't even remember what I bought for who LOL. Somehow I got it done. I just hope

Here are a couple more pictures from around the house

My birthday was on the 21st. The kids were so excited for me. They ordered me this fun cake with a camera on top, I loved it. They know what I like LOL. I had already received my birthday present. I got a brand new 70-200 2.8 Nikon lens. Finally a zoom lens that I can use indoors. I love it. It weighs a ton though, it will give me big muscles in my arms, that's for sure.

Fuer die Deutschen!
Zu meinem Geburtstag habe ich einen super Kuchen von den Kindern gekriegt. Die haben da eine Kamera draufmachen lassen, die wissen was mir wichtig ist :) Ausserdem hatte ich schon vorher mein Geschenk gekriegt, eine neue Linse! Super aber sehr schwer, muss man sich schon dran gewoehnen!
Gabrielle ist jetzt auf dem Schwimmteam von der Schule. Am Mittwoch waren sie zum erstenmal unterwegs. Es ist ganz gut gegangen, sie hat nichts gewonnen, ist aber auch nicht disqualifiziert worden.

Ansonsten ist die Woche wie immer verflogen, so viel zu tun, zu wenig Zeit! Hier sind noch ein paar Seiten fuer mein Dezember Buch

Some pages I finished for my December Days book, I have been able to keep up with those, but that's it!

After a lengthy phone call with my sister I now really have to cut this short and get myself ready for the day here, or there won't be any Christmas dinner for us!

Vielen Dank fuer den Anruf, liebe Schwester, es war super von Dir zu hoeren und mit dem Skype wird das bestimmt interessant! Alles Gute, Frohe Weihnachten und coco lieb fuer Euch alle!!!

Have a wonderful Christmas everybody!


Barb said...

Your house looks so beautiful and ready for the blessed day, Anke!!

Golly. I have been out of school 44 years, Anke. You sure are making me pull out the German memory here!! I think I was somewhere below fair!!! LOL

Wishing you and your lovely family the happiest of Christmases, peace love and joy of the season.

latz said...

Merry Christmas Anke to you and your family.

Terry said...

Merry Christmas Anke!!!

Jana Holden said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Anke! In love your gorgeous tree topper and of course all your wonderful layouts!

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