Guten Tag Xangaland!
Song of the day? More Than it Seems by Switchfoot… because when I listened to the words again after all these months of living here it seem eerily appropriate to where I am in my life, right down to the little detail about living in a far away land!
I hope that all of you had a lovely Christmas! Ours was truly wonderful. I had expected for it to be sad and bitter sweet but, really, we had a wonderful time! We were able (through the miracle of technology) to sit with both sides of our families and open each other’s gifts, to be a part of the conversation, and chatter back and forth (We all have webcams and ours is hooked up to our TV so it was almost like having them here for Christmas) It was really splendid.
In between phone calls Ryan and I made our traditional Christmas breakfast and then I made a full Christmas dinner! Here I am posing with the full spread right before we ate! Goodness it was a lot of food! We still have leftovers! (Or we did until I emptied the fridge to make room for groceries today!)
We got to sit down at our little table for two and enjoy our first Christmas dinner alone… And though there wasn’t raucous and loud conversation there is something to be said for a quiet dinner for two.
After dinner we decided to take a few more Christmas pictures with each other in front of our very first real Christmas tree… (We took it down next day so we wanted to make sure we had a few good pictures)
We really love it here so much more than we expected… it surprises me sometimes to see how happy we look!
And here is where it begins…. We had taken another picture before this one with me standing up all the way and my hair blocked out Ryan’s face… but he wanted a picture of the new shirt he bought me for Christmas so I ran over after I set the timer and crouched down and almost fell right before the flash… all seriousness left our little photo shoot… as you will see…
And then I bit him.. yeah I said BIT! I got Jaws Unleashed for Xbox and we had been playing it just before this… You get to BE Jaws and really it’s more fun than it should be! Well Ryan started humming the Jaws theme right before I took the picture and so I played Jaws and bit him!!! Look at those pearly whites!
Ah and our very favorite Christmas picture… maybe you had to be there for this to be truly funny but I’ll give it a shot… We have a DVR so that we can still watch our TV shows (all of them are on while we are sleeping so the DVR is kind of crucial if we want to watch our shows AND get some sleep) All day Christmas Eve we were catching up on shows and the commercial for the new Armani Code cologne for men kept coming on… It’s so soap opera cheesy that we just giggled at it all day long… then when we were taking pictures Ryan blurts out the line from the commercial… and we posed and got this…
“The Armani Code a fragrence for men. By Georgio Armani.”
Maybe you did have to be there but it really was funny!!!
And then of course we started giggling about it and couldn’t take another serious picture!
And that as they say is that! We hope and pray that you all had a Fröhliche Weihnachten! and that you have a Frohes Neues Jahr!