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Jan 8, 2013

The Pre-Christmas Recap {in January}

I realize how incredibly uncool it is to post about Christmas this far into January, but after living the good life for 3 weeks at home, flying back into the future (the future being the 6 hour time difference between NC and Germany), and battling 7 days of BRU-TAL jet lag, I feel I've earned the right to share my Christmas photos all the way until April if I want to. Well, that and the fact that if I don't get these photos up on the blog and into my mom's hands, she might disown me...but no one needs to focus on that. I swear, we love each other. For the sake of being as brief as possible (and I say 'as possible' because it is, in fact, basically impossible to show you all the fun I had at home in one single blog post), I'm just going to give you the "highlight reel" of our AMAZING Christmas spent in America. If ever a Christmas was to completely burst my heart with love, this one was it folks. I almost have no words to describe the happiness being home brought my heart this year. And definitely no words to describe how awful it was to hop a plane back to Germany without my pup and family. The amount of homesickness flowing through me as I post these photos is a bit mind numbing. You guys totally owe me.  A plane ticket back to North Carolina will do. ;)

-Puppy snuggles-

{Video of Tuck going bonkers after finally getting to see D after 15 long months apart. It totally melts my fur-mommy heart.}

 -Christmas sugar cookie baking & decorating...a family tradition-

-Peanut Butter Ball making...another fattening family tradition-

-Christmas Eve Glühwein drinking...a newly adopted tradition-

Ok, so I lied. No way can I get all our homegrown Christmassy goodness into one post, or be brief about it. It's just not in my DNA to be brief, I suppose. This was just a mere glimpse into our pre-Christmas Day fun. Can you see why this holiday completely rocked my world this year? Let's just go ahead and meet back here on Thursday for more Christmas cheer. Ok? January won't mind. I asked. ;)


  1. Awww wonderful pictures and that Christmas Story cookie cutter is fantastic! Must find!

  2. how fun!! I adore the Christmas story cookie- how cute!

  3. Ohh, love all of your pictures!! Feels like we're all right there with ya! Love The Christmas Story cookie cutter!! How neat!

  4. I can definitely tell how much happiness is going on there, what a treat it is to go home. Being away sure makes it extra special!

  5. How fun!!! :) The pup is absolutely adorable, I love dachshunds. :)

  6. I can't watch the video here at work, but I can only imagine Tucker's reaction. My Shelby cried when I saw her after only 5 weeks of being apart!

  7. Aww so cozy and Christmasy! Looks like you had a great time. We didn't make cookies this year, and this is making me sad about that! Maybe I'll make some just because/ :)

  8. I have a brown dauschound too! She's so spoiled. Her new favorite thing to do is sleep on my electric blanket. Glad you enjoyed your time at home!

  9. New Follower!! Found on you on the GFC Link up! Love your blog.. if you have time, stop by www.kjaggers.com and if you like what you see.. follow back! Happy New Year! K Jaggers And that dog is really cute!

  10. What kind of camera do you use?

  11. Such a cute puppy why are puppies always so cute and often grow into not so cute dogs......maybe the same reason babies are cute and grow into not cute adults..........lol

    Anyway moving on I love the Christmas bikkies they look yummy I miss Christmas it is now gone for a whole year........see my sad face....
    no don't see it oh well I had a sad face but it is gone now just like Christmas ........lol

  12. your dog is so cute.

    the one thing we didn't do was bake sugar cookies. its sad i miss it.


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