Just in time…

… to give you a quick recap of the last week, to let you know I made it back home safely and to wish you a great start into the New Year!!

Sorry for not being in touch since Christmas. I was just so busy with enjoying myself and the time with my family that I didn’t manage to write another update while I was abroad. Now I want to make sure that I end this year with the recap of one of the best times ever :)

Christmas with my family was just amazing! In the morning, I decorated the Christmas tree and then helped my Mom set the table for our Christmas Eve dinner. This is how we always used to do it and I almost felt like I traveled back in time.

Christmas tree

Christmas dinner

We placed our presents under the Christmas tree and at 7 p.m. our guests came over… my sister Nina and Dirk, my Granddad, my great-aunt, my cousin Basti and my Mom’s cousin Rita. We had a wonderful dinner and afterwards exchanged our presents.

Christmas Day, my Dad, my sister and I went to see my godmother in the morning and in the afternoon my uncle came over to hang out for a while.

On Wednesday was my cousin’s son’s baptism. We had to leave quite early in the morning. My parents and I picked up Nina and Dirk and then met at my aunt’s place before we went over to the church. Luca was in a great mood and smiling at everybody :)
The baptism was wonderful and Nina and I were proud to become his godmothers. After the church service we all went over to my aunt’s restaurant and had lunch. We had a great time just talking and spending time together… and Luca was just adorable. We ended up getting home at 6:30 p.m.
I watched “The Polar Express” with my parents in the evening – what a cute movie!

On Thursday I went downtown with my Mom and sister to run some errands and get some stuff that I wanted to take back to CA. You can imagine I bought quite a lot of goodies :)
In the afternoon I saw my aunt for a while and in the evening went over to my friend Ira’s. She had invited Nina, Dirk and me for “cheese fondue”. We had a wonderful evening with yummy food and great conversations.

Nina, Dirk, Ira and San

Friday morning my Granddad and great-aunt came over for breakfast. We wanted to spend some more time with them before I was going to leave again. I spend the afternoon at my sister’s place and in the evening we went out for dinner at my favorite Italian restaurant “Alla Scala”.

Pizza :)

It was delicious and just a very special time.

Fortunately, my plane didn’t leave before 1:20 p.m. on Saturday, so I had enough time to have a nice breakfast with my parents, Nina and Dirk in the morning and then they took me to the airport at around 11 a.m.
I have to admit that it was quite hard to say goodbye again. I am just not good at that… but I am very thankful for the wonderful time that I had at home.

My flight with Lufthansa went smoothly and immigration in SF was a breeze – yes! Despite a 1,5 hour-delay of my connecting flight to Sacramento, everything went really well. J picked me up at the airport at 1 a.m. and I pretty much went to sleep right after we got home.

Have a great start into the new year… hopefully it will be a little less “eventful” than 2007 ;)

Thanks for all your support and friendship this last year! xoxo.

  1. that pizza looks yummy. so yummy that i think im actually gonna go and order a pizza for takeout right now! :) im glad you had such a nice christmas and i hope you will have an even better new year’s eve!!

  2. A very Happy New Year to you and to J.

    I’m glad your trip home was so wonderful and full of those warm family times. No, I don’t do good-byes well either. I usually cry like a baby!

    Welcome Home!!

  3. Happy New Year! Sounds like your trip was great all-around. Hope you enjoy New Year’s Eve back with your hubby. :)

  4. Happy New Year! What a wonderful Christmas you had with your family! I’m really happy for you!

  5. hey sweetie,
    although i am still sad we weren’t able to make it this time, but under totally understandable reasons of course. i am glad you had such a great time and i hope you and j had a wonderful new years.
    love ya

  6. Happy New Year to you and J!
    Good that you had a great time in Germany and that you came back home safely!


  7. Hi again. Happy New Year from Ireland!!

  8. Oh that sounds absolutely fantastic (of course too short though). Love your tree and the table decoration!
    Happy New Year Sweetie!

  9. Sounds like you had a great time! Happy New Year! :)

  10. ahhhh- there you are. Was kinda worried. But I am glad that you made it home safely and you are with your hubby again. Call me when you get a chance. Love, Susi

  11. OMG, that pizza looks delicious!

    Happy New Year, love.

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