Friday, December 20, 2013

Where have I been?

Hello there!

I'm sure that by now, you are wondering where I've been, and why there have been no new posts.  I won't keep you in suspense any longer...
This photo was taken in Bonn, Germany - the home of Ludwig Von Beethoven.  You can get a sense of the size of these buildings when you see how tiny we look!

DH and I left on December 4th, and flew to Germany, to spend 12 days with our daughter, son-in-law, and Rosie, the grand-daughter-doggie!

We had a wonderful visit with them, and saw a lot of Germany while there.  The architecture was certainly awe-inspiring.   We saw Wiesbaden. Cologne, Bonn, Nueremberg, Rudesheim, and probably others that I can't recall this moment.

It was OH SO COLD!  Thank heaven we heeded DD and DSIL's pleas to purchase warm wool socks, hiking shoes/boots, coats, scarves. hats, and gloves!

As you can see in the photo above, we resembled big fluffy snowmen!  Lots of layers each day!

Hopefully, things will be back to normal next week.  I've tried to keep up a bit with commenting, but it's tough when you pay for internet, and there is a time difference of several hours!

Thanks for your patience!

Have a great weekend, and I'll be back up and running next week!

Hugs,
Patti J.

26 comments:

adele holcomb said...

What a wonderful trip that must be, cold weather notwithstanding!

Glittered Paws said...

Can't wait to see more pictures and for you both to feel better. Can't have a sick friend, or she won't let you go anyplace again!!! LOL

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

What a fabulous opportunity, but I bet you loved seeing your daughter best ;) Are you dying to play with some paper now? Hope you have a fabulous Christmas!!

Amy Johnson said...

Oh, I'm so excited for you! I hope you post lots of pics and travel stories. I love to hear about people's travel adventures. Germany is such a beautiful country.

Danni said...

So happy you were able to go!!

Cheryl W said...

What a wonderful trip! We have a daughter and SIL that live in Heidelberg, so we've been to visit many times. We spent Christmas with them a few years ago. The memories are precious. So bad you were able to make the trip, but glad your back and will be blogging more regularly, too.

Stef H said...

how fabulous to be able to take a trip to Germany!!!! I saw some of your pictures and they are fabulous... tho you looked cold. but then... it's just like home - LOL.

glad you arrived and returned safe and sound and I am wishing you and yours a truly blessed Christmas!

hugs :)

Lynette said...

What an awesome trip that must have been!

Laurie Unger said...

Welcome home, glad you had a great trip and can't wait to see more pictures!

CraftinGranny said...

What a wonderful trip I'm sure you both had and getting to spend time with the kids and grandkids is always awesome. It's a once in a life time trip ad I'm so glad to you got to see the sites too. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. Love & Hugs, Carol

Pam Sparks said...

wonderful Patti! So happy you got to go! Thanks for sharing a photo of you two! Merry Christmas!!!

Donna said...

Sound like a wonderful trip, looking forward to seeing pictures!

Beth Norman said...

Glad you had a good trip. I'll bet it was cold. It's so cold here in Southern Ontario (I'm near Detroit). Can't wait to see your stuff. I actually spent the last hour turning card fronts into cards. Don't you just hate that job?

Emily Thubbron said...

What an amazing adventure, Patti. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Germany is beautiful and my daughter has already told me that her dream is for her and I to explore Europe after she graduates high school. She's only in 4th grade so I have a while to save..lol. I hope you will post more pics. Have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year, my friend.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Cheri said...

How exciting!!!!! So happy that you've had this opportunity, Patti.

Lynne in NI said...

I'm sure your visit was the best Christmas present you could have given to your daughter! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your pics!
Have a wonderful Christmas Patti :)
Lynne
x

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

What a wonderful trip. Can't wait to see more pictures. hugs, Helena

Joan Ervin said...

Sounds like you had a dream vacation, Patti....one of these days I will get to Europe!!! Can't wait to see more pictures!!!!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! That must be such a thrill for you Patti!! Looks like such a wonderful photo and I'm sure you're having a great time too! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best for a great New Year my friend! HUGS :)

redwasher1 said...

How wonderful that you got to spend time with your family and see Germany! Glad to got to go. Have Merry Christmas, DF!

Shirley said...

Wow! Pattie, thank you for sharing what it was like there. How wonderful and how exciting. Great to have a relative to help with the site seeing too! Thanks for you blog visit too. A very Merry Christmas to you, DF, and I hope a very healthy happy New Year!!!

MaryH said...

Patti, How wonderful that you were able to take this fantastic trip to visit your loved ones, and see a gorgeous country in the bargain. Glad you had a great time, bet you hated to leave, and were totally exhausted on your return. Looking forward to seeing your marvelous cards & projects in the New Year, and wish you a Merry Christmas. Thanks for all your visits & kind comments. Hugs

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am so happy that you got to go, and got to spend some time with family. Yes, I was a bit confused, as I swore you said you would be going closer to Spring. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Hope you had a blessed Christmas.

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful, what a great thing to do!
hugs
Glenda

Pam said...

How exciting! I know you must have had a wonderful time!
Happy New Year
Pam
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