Hey y’all! I’m a little late linking up with my currently, but I finally have a bit of time and wanted to see what everyone has been up to. My husband and I have been travelling through Europe since December 28th! We flew into Cologne, Germany and have visited Brussels and Amsterdam. Now we’re on our way back to Cologne to spend a final day before we head home to Spain.
Listening to a baby snoring in the seat in front of me. Really he’s a toddler I suppose. But the train has lulled him to sleep and his little snores are just so tiny and precious. Adorbs, absolutely adorbs!
Loving learning about holidays all over. Did y’all know that Amsterdam celebrates their New Year by lighting of fireworks? There were fireworks EVERYWHERE! I’m sure I should have been a little more concerned than I was, but it was bewildering. And amazingly beautiful. Did you know that Spain celebrates the Three Kings tomorrow on January 6th? This is their main holiday, instead of Christmas. Children leave shoes out at night and the Three Kings leave presents under their shoes while they sleep. I am super excited to participate tomorrow!! Learning about different holidays by experiencing them has been incredible. People all over are not very different when it comes to the basics, but their rituals and traditions are fascinating and so much fun to learn all about. I pray I never stop learning.
|I took this as about 10 fireworks were being set off just five feet away from us- AHHHH!!|
|Seeing this guy was a huge highlight of the trip!!|
Thinking about what to do back in Cologne. I’m excited to return to the city where we began our trip. We’ve hit the highlights and now I’m ready to explore off the beaten path J.
Wanting more time… but really, aren’t we all? Travelling has been amazing. But I keep thinking about all the work I should be doing back home. I would not change one single decision I’ve made, but I sure do wish I had more time to fit it all in. I suppose that’s the story of everyone’s life.
|Fries & “special sauce”
(a Belgian tradition!)
|HUGE pretzel in Germany 🙂|
Needing vegetables. Travelling has a way of wreaking havoc with your body and appetite. I’ve had some delicious meals but many having been heavily lacking veggies… time to get back to a healthy and balanced diet!!
|Who knows what we ordered…
as it was completely in German!
But it was delicious!
Memory… Getting Pajamas on Christmas Eve. As long as I can remember, my brother and I have received pajamas on Christmas Eve and we wear them that night and in the morning. This year my mom got EVERYONE new and matching pajamas so we all get to wear them together J It was so much fun. This was also the first year my husband and I have spent Christmas together. Being able to share the day together was wonderful.
|Me and my Momma in our PJ’s!|
I hope everyone had a wonderful break and enjoyed the time with ones they love. Happy holidays from Germany!!