Friday, December 26, 2014

Our Christmas Eve 2014

So, it's Christmas Eve!

The best time of the year, but 'could we open one gift already?`', pleaded the very impatient IC.

To appease her, I told the girls they could already put their gifts under the Christmas tree as early as the 23rd of December. This year, they shopped and wrapped the gifts.

And this year, too, they helped their Papa to prepare our Christmas Eve dinner. Yes, they are our secret Christmas elves :-D

Of course, the Christkind passed by secretly to bring the bigger gifts.

As our tradition, we attended mass, went to the cemetery to visit Oma and Opa before I had the privilege of checking if the gifts from the Christkind arrived on time while the kids and my husband took a short drive.

Rikki is happy to find a big bone under the tree!
 What a surprise! There were more gifts under the Christmas tree!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to Everyone!

Here's my Christmas wish
Love, unity and peace

No more poverty
No more cruelty

More kindness
More calmness

Remember the real meaning of Christmas
It's the birthday of our Lord Jesus

Give love not only on Christmas day
But let's try to give love everyday

Wishing you all the best, all the love, unity and peace this Christmas time!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Fourth Sunday of Advent

The fourth Sunday of Advent is for a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Third Sunday of Advent

The third Sunday of Advent is for peace, unity and love all over the world.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Our Christmas Tree

First, choosing the right tree.
Noticed that the first tree would always be the best despite any numbers of choices?
At least that goes for our family :-D

Despite the offer to drive our chosen tree home,
my husband declined and decided to carry the tree back home.

IC stayed with him to assist, just in case.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Our Traditional Christmas Baking

Our traditional Christmas baking started the week before the first Sunday of Advent.

As tradition goes, my husband and the girls got busy while my chore started after their done. Yes, I am the Christmas baking cleaner :-)

The girls decorating the Kulleraugen (Saucer Eyes Cookies).
This cookie is a favorite in our family.
Nice and easy, IC.

Having fun!

Yes, and going great, too!

This time, it's Spritzgebackenes (Shortbread Cookies).

They always have fun making this because of the machine.

Yep, Rikki is busy cleaning the work area, too.

Okay, they are comfortable using the machine now but they still can't help making themselves crazy with the tempo...

See how the girls work?

Kulleraugen, done!

Something new :-)