Sunday, December 23, 2007

Daddy-Daughter Day, Christmas Markets, and a Quilt

Yesterday, we were all planning a trip to Kreuzberg. Kreuzberg is most famous for its beer, which is brewed by monks. At the last moment, I decided that I did not want to spend the day at a brewery (and driving to it.) So, it become a daddy-daughter day. I don't have much to say about the trip, since I didn't go, but I'm still sharing pictures.

Allen, with Damon and Brian

In the past few weeks, we have been to a few Christmas markets, from the local one in Parsberg, with about 10 booths, to the huge, crowded one in Nurnberg. We had a good time at all of them and will definitely be going back to Nurnberg and Rothenberg for more to see.
Gluhwein in Nurnberg

Ashlyn's favorite part of the markets, that and the cookies

I finished the top of Ashlyn's quilt at the first of September. At the time, I thought that I was going to quilt it myself. Then, we decided to move and I felt suddenly overwhelmed with all that I need to do. So, I sent the quilt to Laura, who had someone else do the quilting. It is phenomenal! I could never have done that good of a job. I couldn't quite get a good close-up of the quilting, though. Each section is quilted slightly differently. The flowers in the center have butterflies on them, just in the quilting. I am really pleased with how it turned out.


Brenda said...

I LOVED the Christmas markets in Germany. We have a big collection of Gluhwine mugs. We have to purchase gluhwine at the PX now and it is $7. My favorite Christmas market was Nurenburg. We lived in Wuerzburg for 5 years. Now that base is being shut down. We also enjoyed our trip to that same brewery.

Tracy said...

Small I was looking at the blog, Kevin came in and said "Hey, scroll back up. I know that guy!". Turns out Kevin went to FSU with Damin. Funny! Thought I would blog you about it. Let Allen know.

Love ya,


Laura said...

I'm so glad you are happy with the quilt. I enjoyed helping out.

Natalie said...

The Quilt is beautiful! Lucky Ashlyn!

The Dunns said...

What a pretty quilt! I love girly stuff. Can I have a girl? Huh? Please? Can I, can I? I mean, 3 boys ... really?!?

Sharon said...

Great pics! I'm proud of Allen- having a Father/Daughter day! Good for him! And, good for you, too! Guess you will be a year older when the baby arrives as prediction: Boy- weighing in at 8lbs.10oz./ 20" (this was also Hayes stats). Just over a week to go...can't wait to hear the big news!