Time just flies during the holiday season. I can't believe we only have a few more days of 2013 remaining!
Over the past month, I've been keeping busy with tons of WORK! Andy left me for about 2 weeks earlier this month for training out in Texas so I had plenty to do to keep my busy while he was gone. I was a little nervous about him leaving me because we've NEVER been separated for that long but I survived! ;)
Other than work, I did enjoy one Christmas market in Sankt Wendel with the Remo family, which was fun but just not the same without Andy there to stop me from buying kitsch.
I also had fun at the Jaco's cocktail party which was the first party in a long time I've gone to without a date!
Anyway, Andy came home with a couple bottles he found at a store in Texas!!! We opened a bottle to celebrate his homecoming and it tasted just as amazing as the first time we had it in California. The BEST wine & vineyard EVER!!
Our Annual Christmas Party!!
It was so fun celebrating the holiday season with our friends here in Germany. Good times!
Christmas morning we hiked up to Burg Nanstein and to our surprise, the cafe/restaurant up there was open! We sat down, had some drinks and food, while enjoying the view of Landstuhl from above. What a perfect morning.
In the evening, we went over to the Remo's house where we had a feast & roasted s'mores.
They only stayed for a few days to spend some quality time with us so we didn't get to do much but this was only the beginning of their european trip. I dropped them off at the airport today where they headed out to Vienna where they will spend a few days then head off to Prague, Paris, and London. Pretty awesome I think!
Here are some photos from Christmas day.
Those are chestnut shells!
There are a lot of them laying around the trails here and every time I see them it makes me think of my Grandma. I wouldn't even know what those fuzzy things were if it wasn't for her taking the grandkids out to go chestnut picking when we were little. Oh, I miss her.
Andy got me the exact camera bag that I've been wanting (so so sexy) and Amy surprised me with the best travel wallet - something that I've been searching for! Was I really good this year or what?! ;)