This first picture is not mine. . but I thought it was a good one to include:
Didn't take long for my Hannah to give in to the food!
Maggie was all for the Berliners!
Hot chocolates, German beer, and mulled wine--the mulled wine is tradition, but I was not big fan. . .I was jealous of Keith and his beer!!
The Market was run by people from Frankfurt, so the stalls etc looked great! I can't wait to experience a market that is actually in Germany!!
Feuerzangenbowle is a traditional German alcoholic drink for which a rum-soaked sugarloaf is set on fire and drips into mulled wine. . .didn't try it, must have snapped the picture for some reason I don't remember.
Mmmmmm. . . beer!!
Some of the yummies we brought home:
This is probably one of our most favorite things we have ever bought. . .a German Christmas pyramid. There were many different styles to choose from. . some smaller, some larger. . .some electric (which won't help us when we move back to the States). . .some painted, some not. This was the one that we settled on--we like it so much that we are keeping it out year round.
|Apparently these are "kerzen" fur our "pyramiden" !!|
The levels of the pyramid depict the story of Jesus' birth. . .shepherds and sheep, wise men and camels, heralding angels and of course Joseph, Mary, and the Blessed Infant.