Monday, December 24, 2007

fourth advent

Merry Christmas everyone!

Advent wreath

We had a lovely fourth advent weekend. My husband started his vacation time on Friday so he'll have almost two weeks of sitting at home cozy with me!

We started our holiday season by visiting the last of the Christmas markets for the season in Heidelberg, about an hour north of us, on Friday. It was very cold but we had a great time wandering the booths, warming up with hot drinks and wurst and eating yummy sweets.

Heidelberg Christmas Market

Heidelberg Christmas Market

Heidelberg Germany

We also peeked inside this beautiful Jesuit church built in the 1700s.

Heidelberg Germany

Heidelberg Germany

We also splurged a little. We decided to buy a new Christmas Pyramid at the Käthe Wohlfahrt store. It's beautiful!

Pyramide

Pyramide

We also bought a Schwibbogen at a booth in Heidelberg, too.

Schwibbogen

And this darling little ornament...Santa with a little pyramid of his own!

Tree decoration

And today...well, today is Heilige Abend (the Holy Evening) and we'll be enjoying all the white frost and snow outside, my husband will be opening up the last little window in his Lego Advent Calendar and we'll be eating a traditional humble meal (symbolizing the humility of Christ's birth)--German tradition usually says it should be wurst and potato salad, but we'll be have an Alsace meal of Flammkuchen or tarte flambée.

Lego Advent calendar

Lego Advent calendar

I love Christmas in Germany! I hope yours will be as nice!

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