Making Spaetzle

Okay Family! I finally got the video with instructions on how to make spaetzle finished! Sorry it took so long, being sick kind of took away any desire I had to cook… The video tells you the recipe, but I will write it down here too: 1 cup flour 2 eggs 1 tsp. salt dash…

Crazy Kids

Due to the fact that I have been sick the last few days, I haven’t gotten around to getting all the Christmas pics posted and all that, but I had a few cute pics of the kids I wanted to share in the meantime. I think I will probably start getting Christmas up tomorrow… Oliver…

Sledding – the many faces of Ollie

With all the snow outside the other day, it was a great chance to take the kids to the park to go sledding! Oliver was very excited to put his little snow suit on and happily said “Cheese!” for this picture. Elora liked eating the snow as much as riding on it. We keep trying…

Christmas Party & Gingerbread House

To get ready for Christmas we made ginger bread houses with graham crackers, smuggled for us from the UN commissary. Daddy helped Elora make a fancy house with a big roof, which involved measuring angles and cutting various sized pieces. While Mommy and Ollie opted for the “quick and easy” trailer park style house. Ollie…

Last Call! Christmas Market Tour (Salzburg, Munich, Nürnberg)

We got a great last minute deal on a rental car, so we decided to take a quick tour to the “real” Christkindlesmarkt in the Bavarian region of Germany. Salzburg, in Austria, is practically part of Bavaria, and on the way, so we stopped there along the way too. Here’s Oliver playing with the giant chessboard…

Christmas Cookies!

One other really neat feature of the Christmas markets here is that there are some neat activities for kids! Elora is finally old enough to participate in some of the neat activities, so a couple times last week I met up with my friend Rene and her daughter Grace for the girls to bake Christmas cookies…

More Christmas Markets!

We have tried to spend a lot of time going to Christmas markets this year, since it is supposed to be our last Vienna Christmas (sigh…) So here are some pics from various markets we have gone to in the past couple weeks. At the Schonbrunn market. This one is my favorite in Vienna, because…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Since we have been traveling we are a little behind on our posting! Just after Thanksgiving we started decorating for Christmas. We pulled out our tiny fake tree and our beautiful ornaments and had fun as a family decorating.  Oliver got a little tangled in the electric candle cord (I did too…) It’s a strange…

Goose Season!

During November it is Goose Season! Meaning that Goose is a common food to eat. Sort of like how we eat Turkey at Thanksgiving. Chris’ MBA class all went out for goose one night. It was amazing – the waiters kept bringing out big silver dishes filled with goose, cranberries, semmelknoedel (a bread dumpling type…

What it’s like to ski in Zermatt – the Crash

For those of you who have never skied in Zermatt, passing by the Matterhorn as you continue on the 9 mile-long run down into town, this first-person-view video by me (Chris, with accompanying music and captions) will give you an idea. And I know you’ve all been wondering if there were any major wipeouts in Zermatt. Oh…

Last Days in Zermatt!

Who needs European hot chocolate? We had Swiss Miss! More good views of the Matterhorn. We had clear blue skies for the last few days of skiing. Amy and I were totally sore and only skiied half days, but Chris was a super all day skier the last few days. He took some great pictures…

More Zermatt! Skiing Under the Matterhorn

Up up we go in a packed gondola. Everyone was ready to enjoy the slopes after yesterdays stormy weather. After our crazy stormy day, we headed up into the cloudy mountains to find that the sun was shining at the top! Awesome. It was, however, also the coldest day I have ever experienced in my…