Wednesday, December 22, 2010


We have been away from the computer, busy getting in the Christmas spirit!  
We made Æbleskiver for the first time last week.  They are really easy to make and soooo delicious!

These pictures are making me hungry.  Really hungry.
Ethan reaching out for Daddy's hand
We went to Tivoli with friends and Ethan had his picture taken with Santa, although he wasn't happy about it.
Tivoli was decorated with tons of Christmas decorations, and of course the little elves were everywhere.
We planned to go to Germany to see the Christmas markets last weekend, but our plans changed so we booked a last minute trip to Göteborg, Sweden.  This city was DECKED OUT for Christmas!

We heard that the biggest Christmas market in Sweden was in Göteborg, so we knew we had to go.  The market was held in an amusement park, similar to Tivoli.

Lights and decorations were up everywhere you looked--it was so festive.  (It was difficult to get decent pictures in the market due to the crowds.)

There were handmade goodies and decorations.  These elves are very popular in Scandinavia.

At the market, Aaron and I had the best hot chocolate in the world--hands down.  It was made from real chocolate, but not rich.  It was flavored with vanilla and cinnamon and the homemade whipped cream had a faint flavor, too.  I could really go for one of those right now!

This was as close as we were allowed to get to Santa.  Ethan is not too sure about that guy.

It was bitter cold in Sweden, but luckily there were hand warmers all over the market.  They really warmed up our digits in a hurry.

We told Ethan that he could go on the carousel and he insisted on riding on the elephant.

On the way back from the market we stumbled upon this outdoor ice-skating rink, with hand warming stations of course.
There were lights and decorations all over the city and often traditional candles in holders in windows.

We went to a flea market right before we left on Sunday, which was really fun.

Aaron's parents are coming for Christmas and we can't wait!  We have been baking a bunch and freezing  all the goodies.  I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!!


Isisjem said...

Merry Christmas! Your photos are so festive. I think a lot of Europe does Christmas far better than we do in the UK!

Anonymous said...

Great pics! I had so much fun with you and Ethan. Wasn't it the best watching him look at all the lights and buses so excitedly! We have to do it again soon.

AB said...

Love the updated blog and my how beautiful your family is! Blessings to all of you as you enjoy Christmas with the bigger family.

We are thinking of you each day.

AB and Co.

Sarah Seitz said...

Em, Best hot chocolate in the WORLD?! What about Cafe Rivoire in Florence!! Lol! Love you, loved the pics!!!

bekah said...

Loved seeing your pictures from all your adventures! It seems like Christmas on steroids compared to here in Seattle. miss you! Merry Christmas :)

savvy stitch said...

Sarah, I forgot about Rivoire!!!