Easter Fun

We had a great time this Easter Season! We spent time together on our Salzburg trip and got home to enjoy Easter festivities the week before Easter Sunday. We spent time dying eggs with the kids. This year was a lot of fun because Chris pulled out glitter, pom poms, googly eyes, and and glitter…

Christmas Markets in Vienna!

Christmas is my favorite time of year, and even more so in Vienna. I love all the Christmas markets, the lights, the yummy food, warm drinks, Christmas music, and especially the Christmas ornaments! Our first market was the Rathaus market one cold night. I love the ornament stands here and was able to find a…

Eggenburg Mittelalterfest

We always see posters for the Medieval festival in Eggenburg, Austria. This year I actually looked it up and it is a one hour train ride from Vienna, so we decided to check it out. We headed to Spittelau to catch the train, which is where you can see the famous waste incineration plant with…

Dönersday is Saturday Kebap at the Naschmarkt

Every Saturday we make our weekly trip to  the Naschmarkt, a mile long market of fresh produce, restaurants, and an antique flea market . But the most important thing we do is get a Döner Kebap and go to the park. The kids all love their Kebaps and call them lamb sandwiches. They get them…

Cobenzl Petting Zoo Christmast Market

So we’re currently house/pet sitting for some friends. And their house is near a petting zoo, which was holding a small Christmas market, so we decided to go a couple days before Christmas — yes, there’s a huge post backlog! The booths were mostly fresh cheeses and jams and meats. So the kids got bored…

Vienna Christmas Market Rathaus, Hofburg, Parliment

Grampy and Nana successfully arrived at the airport on Christmas Eve morning! We picked them up and headed straight over to the Rathaus so they could see a Christmas market. This one is the biggest in Vienna. Grampy with his first Langos saying, “What is this?” We love all the decorated gingerbread hearts. The kids…

Vienna Christmas Market – Maria Theresien Platz

Nana and Grampy were supposed to come visit us the week before Christmas, so we had plans to visit a whole bunch of Christmas markets. Sadly, their flight was canceled and they could not get on another one until later in the week, so they did not get here until Christmas Eve day, after most…

Christmas Market Heidelberg

On the way home from Frankfurt we decided to take a slight detour in the old city of Heidelberg to see the old town square Christmas markets. Here is Oliver showing great interest in all the grilled hotdogs and sausages. The kids standing in front of the ice skating rink with castle ruins up on…

Nuremberg Christmas Market

We went on another trip to the Frankfurt Temple. This time we stopped off in Nuremberg on the way there to see the huge Christmas market. Unfortunately the weather was not great, with cold rain/snow coming down on us. But it wasn’t too cold, so we set out to look around. Here is the crew…

Rathaus and Freyung Christmas Markets

We have had a great time with Grandma visiting the past few weeks. When she was first here we took her to a couple of Christmas markets to show off how great Vienna is in winter as well as summer, and so she could Christmas shop! Here we are at the Freyung market. Here are…

Thanksgiving

Our church had a Thanksgiving party, so we packed up some turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie and headed over to the dinner. Oliver hadn’t taken a nap, and fell asleep just before we arrived. He spent the first half of the party asleep on the chapel floor. We had a great multi-culteral somewhat…

Marionette Theater

I have been wanting to take the kids to see a show at the Marionette Theater at the Schonbrunn ever since we moved here. Our friend Jessica said she had really wanted to go as well, so we headed out to see The Magic Flute. The kids were so excited to go see a “Puppet…